Sunday, April 25, 2010

Toy Drop Tour

I have wanted to do this again for a long time. A massive Toy Drop... a Toy Drop Tour if you like. In case you are wondering  what a toy drop is well, you make a toy and leave it for a stranger to find. It is basically about making the day of someone you don't know and will never meet. Making them smile and feel that the world really is a lovely place... it's a little community service organised by The Toy Society.

We are going on a journey- a driving one- and I thought this would be the perfect time to "drop" all these toys I have had laying around the sewing room. They were made as protoypes a lot of them... to try different ideas... but now its time for them to go off into the wide wide world.

I can't wait to do the drops- last time, it was so exciting- dropping, snapping and running... and my toy was found which was even more exciting.
Have you ever done a toy drop?


  1. Wow. You really know how to embrace a cause! I've only done one to date - which is just enough to be able to imagine the case of the warm and fuzzies you must have with all of those! Well done Mrs.

  2. What a cute idea. I hope they all get found and given loving homes.

  3. OMG I've wanted to do this for ages! I never even thought about all the 'prototypes' I've got lying around. I'm totally inspired to do this now and might I just add.....lucky ducks who stumble upon your goodies!

  4. What an awsome idea Cath! If only you could see their journey...

  5. i love it cath!
    so many cute little creatures going off to find new homes...just such a cute idea.
    you are amazing actually DO the things that i think about doing but never really get around it....
    you have motivated me now.

  6. It's true there is more happiness in giving than in receiving, though I think those who find these gifts, made from such a generous heart, will be just as thrilled and happy as you are in giving them. What a great idea, thanks for the link to the Toy Society website, I've just gone over and joined. So glad I stumbled across your blog today and that you shared this fantastic idea.

  7. That sounds like a great tour. Reminds me I should do another, such fun!

    Hope you had a good few days away.


  8. oh Cathy, you are a generous soul.
    Hope they get found by people who really appreciate the gesture.

  9. Great Job..Your Softies look Fabulous...I'm sure they will be Lovingly Cared For..

  10. Good luck with the toy drop. I read your post about the last one being found.

  11. i absolutely love that idea! how wonderful that you got some feedback about one being found. I am going to keep my eye out now!!

  12. Oh thank you Cath, for reminding me that I need to push this task up the 'to do' list. Lovely.

  13. Gee your creative brain is a spazzy place to be...check them out...they are Hilarious!! I have never done a drop but maybe I just might have a go. xxx

  14. awww thats so lovely xx
    except my daughter and i agree we secretly wish we could find all of them!
    they are just gorgeous x

  15. cath where are you?
    i've been anxiously waiting for an update to the toy drop!

  16. No I've never but it is such a brilliant idea and I am so going to have to have a go. I can't wait to hear how the tour is going. Hope you are smiling and paddling lots.

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  18. Hi There,
    My kids found the 'Chunky Chooky' left at Smiths lake a week ago, we were staying at the rental house for the weekend.
    Being 5 and 2 they loved it.
    I thought it was a great gesture and really appreciated it.
    Thanks very much from us all.
    I'll email a photo.

  19. Yes! I have done several drops. My very first one was found, and an adorable photo was posted right away. What a thrill! Only a few get reported, but it's still so much fun to drop them. I need to get some ready so when I'm out and about this summer I can do lots of drops! (Once I got to watch someone find my toy - they had no idea - it was soooo much fun!)


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