Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Toy Society

Has anyone heard of  The Toy Society?  Here is a description from their website:

"The Toy Society spreads the love throughout the streets of the world. Nothing to it really just a bunch of handmade toys looking for a nice home.

What started as a small street art project in Australia is slowly spreading around the world.

Should you come across a member of The Toy Society on your travels collect them up and take them home with you! But don't forget to let us know about it here."

I guess the premise is that you make a small toy (knit, crochet, sewn, etc...) and leave it in a public place. You attatch a sticker to it that says "Take Me Home" with The Toy Society's web address. The person who takes it is then asked to go online and post that they've picked the toy up and given in a home. It's a kind of feel-good project for you and them. I'm thinking I'll give it a try and see what happens. Anyone with me?


aplourde said...

Hi Ken,

This is Amanda, Ruth-annes niece. I think the toy society thing is super cool! I might knit up something to drop somewhere.

Are you on ravelry? If you aren't you should be.

Alterknit Universe said...

Hi Amanda! Glad you stopped by! That's cool to hear that you want to do the Toy Society thing, too. I'm not sure it will be my next project, but I just got a new book on toys that I'm dying to try out. I'm going to post some info on the book soon. I am on Ravelry, it's a great site, isn't it?

aplourde said...

Ravelry is wonderful. You can find me on there as aplourde. Auntie is also on there as well.