'To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never. In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.

- William Henry Channing

Happy, Happy New Year from the Toymaker’s Workshop!

Bunnies are everywhere! Ack! Pandemonium! Adventure! Mayhem! Bunnies bowling through the cabbage patch! Carrots flying everywhere!

You can make your own Bowling Bunnies here:

Bowling Bunnies!

All you need is some marbles and scissors and glue. There are no rules to the game. You will have to be creative and make up your own.

Do you have things that you want to accomplish this year?

Here are a couple of useful toys to help you on your way:

Toys for the New Year!


There are also some little encouraging cards that you can print out here:

"Best Thoughts"

(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 dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline." - Harvey Mackay

“Anything worthwhile certainly takes a while.” - Mr. Rogers

I hope that you learn lots of new things this year, eat lots of tasty vegetables and have many fine adventures!

Happy January!


“Congratulate yourselves if you have done something strange and
extravagant and broken the monotony of a decorous age."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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All Material © Marilyn Scott -Waters

"To change one's life: 1. Start immediately. 2. Do it
flamboyantly. 3. No exceptions."
-- "William James