Welcome to The Toymaker’s February Newsletter!

"The secret of love is that it is a gift, and that it can be made to grow only by giving it away."
~ Kent Nerburn


Happy Valentine's Day!

"Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; re-made all the time, made new. ~ Ursula K. LeGuin

Here's a simple little cornucopia to put candies or chocolates in.


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Make a Valentine for someone special




The first step is to find out what you love - and don't be practical about it. The second step is to start doing what you love immediately, in any small way possible. I've seen what happens to people when they get to do what they love. They light up. They glow. They have a kind of energy that's wonderful.
Barbara Sher


Hello and hello!

I'm just a little bit melancholy in the midst of all these hearts and flowers. The boy is away at Science Camp this week and we miss him something fierce. It's like the heater is turned off in the house leaving every room a little less warm.

We are coping. We take turns yelling, "Put the cat down!" just to stay in practice. We toss odd pieces of Legos about just so we don't get too used to being able to walk barefoot to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

Part of me is fretting that he’ll be too cold, or lonely, or tired, and the hundred thousand things moms worry about every hour of the day. My good brains tell me that he has a lot of friends and a really good teacher and the camp is a super time with tons of snow to play in.

Another part of me is nervous that he will come back all grown up somehow. I know that it is every kid’s job to learn to be independent and it’s every parent’s job to help that kid get to the place of self sufficiency. But, oh bother! It’s just hard, you know!

Wishing you a warm Valentine’s Day with just a little chocolate and a whole lot of love,

Best thoughts,


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


"There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart."
~ Jane Austen


Mister Pretty's Really Bad Day!

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"A man who limits his interests limits his life."
~ Vincent Price

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"Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy."
~Guillaume Apollinaire