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I hope you feel beautiful today.


Welcome to The Toymaker’s Workshop!


"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Watercolor Boxes

These little paper boxes don't need glue and is just the right size to hold a cookie or a small surprise. There is also a rose version with flower petals. You can also write a note inside.

(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.)



A portion of the sales on this website goes to The Toymaker so I can make more toys for children all over the world. From my friend Steve's new company. Shawls so soft you'll find yourself hoping for rain. Check it out!




A sense of curiosity is nature's original school of education. ~ Dr. Smiley Blanton

Happy Graduation Day!

The Small Dog has graduated from Puppy School. He is now very clever and knows everything. In honor of this event, I've added two toys for graduation, a Mortarboard Box and a "Knowledge is Power" envelope.



“My friends are my estate." ~ Emily Dickinson

Hello and hello!

Have you ever had a dream not go as planned? My dream was to make a series of high quality paper toy books that people could buy at bookstores. I could see it in my head, thick nice paper, die cut pieces, lovely colors with a vintage feel. I had a long list of toy books that I wanted to do, fairies and dragons, wind toys, Halloween, a puppy town, a paper carnival, math toys. The books would be like the free toys on my website but on die cut heavy paper that you could punch out with detailed instructions.

And I did get to do two books with Sterling Children's Books and they did a wonderful job on the paper and printing, just lovely. The sad news that I found out last week was that while the Christmas book sold well, the second book, The Toymaker's Workshop did not, and they would not be able to continue the series. I was heartbroken because the folks at Sterling are a dream to work with and the books came out looking aces.

I thought perhaps if I asked everyone on my mailing list to buy a copy of The Toymaker's Workshop, enough books would be sold for the publisher to change their minds and print bunches more. So if you have an extra $7.15 and would like a fun activity to do with kids, trot down to your local bookstore and order it, or buy a copy or two online. The Toymaker's Workshop would make a lovely gift or a treat for yourself if you like to make paper toys. It would be a grand favor.

I'll let you know how it goes.

Best thoughts,

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






My new paper toy book, The Toymaker's Workshop is out! It contains a Flying Machine, the Singing Show, a Tooth Fairy Palace with a tiny Tooth Box, Unicorn Forest, Kitty Music Adventure, Wind Boats, Pirate Treasure Chest, Nature Trunk, a miniature Toymaker’s Workshop and Delivery Van, Bunny Garden and Piggy See-Saw.



Butterflies, Colors, Doodles and drawings! See it here!

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"Color has taken possession of me; no longer do I have to chase after it. I know that it has hold of me forever... Color and I are one. I am a painter." ~ Paul Klee



PS Mother's Day is right around the corner.



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