Wednesday, January 6, 2010

This warms my heart!

I dropped some toys for The Toy Society before Christmas, and was eagerly checking the blog this week to see if anyone collected my little fellas, and they did, I found this email from Fiona who found my little Corrine (below) in Bellingen. I love the vibe of Bellingen, and had a feeling that some Toy Society love would be sincerely appreciated here!

toy society drops...



This is the email:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Fiona 
Date: Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 11:29 AM
Subject: Finding Corrine


My name is Fi and I found the beautiful Corrine last Wednesday 23rd during my lunchbreak. She was hanging from the sign ouside the library in Bellingen and caught my eye. As I got closer and saw her in all her beauty and the little card sayng that I could take her home, I felt a little shiver of excitement! She turned my day around entirely, I felt that it was now a very special day indeed...I showed everyone at work and Corrine had the same effect on all of them.

At first I had no doubt that I would wrap her up and give her to my little boy Louis for Christmas, which I was excited about. But the more I looked at her, the more I fell in love with her and she felt like a little message especially for me. After having my baby, my own creativity has suffered and I have been saddenned that art is no longer such a big part of my life. Corrine now sits in a prime position in our house as a little reminder to me of the importance of art and creativity in daily life, and how it can lift us out of the realm of the ordinary into somewhere really magical!

Thankyou! Thankyou thankyou thankyou, Rebecca, whoever you are.



P.S I will be sure to feed her plenty of grapes, but never apples ,and make sure she gets lots of hugs from Louis too!


The little P.S. note relates to Corrine's likes and dislikes!

If you want to join in on the fun, head over to The Toy Society blog and register-- they'll email you some tags which explain the project properly to toy finders, and there are so many fabulous free patterns out there, including my bug pattern, but other faves include these:

Wee Wonderfuls pointy kitty pattern

Melly & Me embroidered kokeshi softie

mmmcrafts molly monkey softie

Good Night! x



beck said...

What a lovely post this is. The letter you received must have given you such a buzz, and a warm glow too! How inspiring, and isn't this the beauty of the Toy Society? I just love the whole concept. Now you have inspired me to make something too and drop it somewhere locally. Thanks! xo

midge said...

this post made me all warm and happy. the toy society is a lovely project and is on my list of "stuff to do". you have given me the impetus to leap ahead and join in. Thanks

Amy Woo said...

So glad someone found your doll. Of course they loved it, how could they not?!

Virginia said...

That is so awesome! What a great story. I'm so glad that you got such a positive message back from this.

melissa bombardiere said...

I was going to ask if you heard from anyone that may have come across your generosity, what a lovely story.