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Happy Easter! Happy Spring!

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“A friend is a gift you give yourself."~ Robert Louis Stevenson



Hello to you, my friend...

Aren't friends the best? They come in all shapes and sizes... the besties that you can tell anything to, the friends that help you capture feral kittens in hundred degree weather, the friends that tell you that everything will be okay, that your art is worthwhile, that send you cookbooks, art ideas, advice on how to take care of elderly parents, sourdough starter, links to cool videos. They drive you to the airport, send cheerful texts and postcards. They bring you cake or wine or go for walks with you, depending on what you need. Having a few really good friends make life richer and sweeter, don't you think?

I was reading about a Harvard study that lasted over 75 years and followed the lives of hundreds of people. What lead to lasting happiness wasn't money or fame but the ones who had the most "warm relationships""Happiness is love"

So do me a favor, write a list of your best friends and do something nice for them to show how awesome they make the world. It could be a handmade present, a chocolate, lunch or just a phone call. Let me know how it goes. :-)

Wishing you all good things,

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




“Friendship lightens every burden and makes the sun shine brighter."


A Bunny Card

My wonderful friend, Marcia Popp sent me a photo of an adorable card she made for her mom when she was a little girl. It was the inspiration for this month's toy. Wiggle Mister Bunny's tail and his ear and paintbrush will move.

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"My friends are my estate." ~ Emily Dickinson





The Toymaker's Treasures on Etsy

I found a box of my original paper toy book in the garage and have decided to sell them on Etsy.

It's been out of print for years and makes a lovely present. Check it out!




Easter Toys




"And say my glory was I had such friends." ~ W. B. Yeats.

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