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““A world in which there are monsters, and ghosts, and things that want to steal your heart is a world in which there are angels, and dreams and a world in which there is hope.” ~ Neil Gaiman

A Merry Halloween From The Toymaker!

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Hello and Hello!

When I was a little girl my granddad would send us a box every October filled with Halloween decorations. It was a delight, paper mache pumpkins, paper ghosties with bow ties, honeycombed paper black cats and one year, little battery operated glass jack-o-lanterns that you could turn on and off. They were wonderful and mysterious. I think this is where my love of all things Halloween started.

I also loved dressing up, trying on different costumes to be something besides just a small girl. I could be strong as Mighty Mouse, clever as Snoopy, or a magical fairy who could fly and grant wishes. When I got a little older I learned to sew my own costumes, which was great fun.

I think that it is good for kids to get a chance to dress up and play pretend. Being a five-year-old super hero is a very powerful thing indeed.

Best thoughts,

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






“When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam,
May luck be yours on Halloween.
~ Author Unknown


The Zombie Finger Box

Amaze your friends!

Petrified! Mummified! Curious and Mysterious!

Click here to go to the page of Halloween toys and make The Zombie Finger Box.


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A Year In The Secret Garden ~ Now On Amazon!

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Every chapter in A Year In The Secret Garden unfolds a new adventure month by month.

This October you can learn about planting bulbs, paper cutouts of the characters, how to make a Ploughman's Lunch and meet the housekeeper of Misselthwaite Manor, Mrs. Medlock.

Preorders of the print edition were shipped out this weekend, so if you have already purchased your copy it should be arriving soon.

To see inside my new book,

A Year In The Secret Garden, click here

Spend time together making things out of doors.




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“The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before" ~ Neil Gaiman


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