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“Toys are not really as innocent as they look. Toys and games are preludes to serious ideas.” ~ Charles Eames.


February Fantasy From The Toymaker.


"After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” - Philip Pullman



Peg Doll Furniture

A family of little peg dolls came to vist the Toymaker's workshop.

Read their story here.




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New prints are up for sale! Guaranteed to amuse and delight.
(While quantities last.)




“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will. ~ George Bernard Shaw


Hello and Hello!

So, how have you been? How's the new year treating you? Good I hope. Things here have been bumping and jumping along. I got the flu in January but after drinking vats of hot tea, lemon, ginger and honey I am back in the land of the living. The upside was that while I was sick I passed the time learning how to do repeat patterns for textiles and doodling.

I just seem to be scattered all over the place these days. Do you ever feel like that? "Juggling chainsaws" is what we call it, trying to keep everything in the air. Tomorrow I'm going to take an hour to write down my goals for the next couple of months. I'll let you know what I come up with.

Wishing you a creative and calm week.

Best thoughts,

PS Next month I'm hoping to do an online presentation on paper toymaking and children's books. If twenty people sign up, it's a go... check it out...

"O terque quaterque beatum”
We are three or four times blessed.




"Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.~ Neil Gaiman


The Toymaker's Chateau

Make your own little fantasy land.

Click here to go to visit the Toymaker's Chateau

(Computer Tip – If the new toys are not showing up on your screen, try hitting the refresh button on the browser bar. If that doesn’t work try emptying your cache.)




Lots of holidays right around the corner!

Saint Patrick's Day






The Mysterious Math Carnival is in Colorado! Peg Dolls and Ponds ... Read it here...




My new book with J. H. Everett, Haunted Histories: Creepy Castles, Dark Dungeons, and Powerful Palaces, is in bookstores now the world around! Meet Ghostorian Virgil Dante as he explores castles, dungeons and palaces all over the world.

Now on the Accelerated Reader List!



And check out this wonderful activity guide for Haunted Histories from Jump Into a Book. My amazing friend Valarie Budayr came up with a castleful of fun activities that will keep your Ghostorians learning and laughing.

And if you like history read the Ghostorian's Gazette.



And have you seen my paper toy books from Sterling?

The toys are easy to make and make a great gift.






Toymaker's Workshop




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