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Hello from the Toymaker

Reading is awesome!

One of my goals for last year was to read more. When I was a girl I would gobble up books like crazy, Lord of the Rings, Narnia, anything with horses, Nancy Drew. The Scholastic book fair was heaven on earth. But over the years I lost that skill to just get lost in a book, partially because my eyesight is not great but more because the world just became more, well, noisy.

Then I discovered the Libby app for books that you can read on your computer, phone or kindle, for FREE! So now I'm back to noshing on books and my brain thanks me for it. (Excuse my gushing. I feel like an infomercial.)

Who's your favorite author?

I have bunches, Mark Twain, Neil Gaiman, Dorothy L. Sayers, Jorge Luis Borges, Federico Garcia Lorca, Jane Austin, and pretty much any Concord Writer.

I've been having a lot of fun making extra goodies for my Patreon page. Check it out if you get a chance. I do appreciate your support.

Wishing you a creative week!

Best thoughts,





“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” 

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince





A Tulip Fold Valentine

"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and the doesn't hurt.”

~ Charles M. Schulz


Go to the Valentine Page


"Loving is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction."

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


(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.)



Thank you to my lovely Patreons

Thank you so much to all my supporters on Patreon.

Your generosity allows me to make more paper toys to share!

I've been posting little creative treats, previews and sketchbook pages on most Sundays.

I've also added two new tiers, Shining Stars and Magical Beings.

(Magical Beings will receive a handmade Letter in June)


Join the fun!

Join the fun. Become a Toymaker Patron!


Thank you, Shining Stars!

Krista Kausen

Heather Gillbanks

Anna Hosick-Kalahan

Danielle Hautaniemi

And a Special Thanks to you,

Wonderful Magical Beings!

Theresa Burkhardt

William Scott

Ruth Gabriel 
Lk Viola





The Etsy Challenge

I'll be posting a new piece of art every day for the month of February.

Little drawings, paintings and bits of fun.

Click here to go to my Etsy Shop




Mysterious Math Carnival

School has started. Help make someone brush up on their math skills in a fun way.

Click here to go to learn more about the Mysterious Math Carnival


"I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework."

~ Lily Tomlin




Toymaker's Workshop


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


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