I am forever thankful for my family and friends

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“"What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.”

~ Joseph Addison


Hello from the Toymaker

Let the Flowers Bloom!

Every day brings something new.



Have you ever had a new interest take over your brain? You know, a deep dive, obsession, hyper focus, an all consuming subject that you want to learn everything about?

We are ALL about the manias here in my family. Some of my past ones include...


Translating Poetry

Reading books about the Concord writers, Emerson, Thoreau, Alcott.


This month I've been learning how to paint watercolor flowers. It's been great fun! So I posted a little flower card for you to print out and mail to a friend.

So how about you? What things are you excited about? What are your hobbies? If you could learn a new skill what would it be?

Wishing you a creative week!

Best thoughts,



PS If you are interested in painting and art tips, check out my Patreon page.


I have all kinds of tips and tricks on everything from watercolor and gouache to paper crafts and sketchbooks. So, if you enjoy learning new art techniques consider signing up.




A Springtime Card

The Small Dog says, "Everyone likes to get a real letter in their mailbox"

Send a cheery note and make someone smile.

Click here to go to make the Springtime Card


“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”

~  Rainer Maria Rilke



(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 everyone who signed up on Patreon.

Amazing! Incredible! Wonderful!

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.

(Magical Beings and Shining Stars will receive a special Surprise in June)

Join the fun.

Join the fun. Become a Toymaker Patron!


Thank you, Shining Stars!

A Special Thanks to you,

Wonderful Magical Beings!

Linda, William, Fernando, Jodi, Lisa, LK Viola, Nancy, Krista, Kathleen, Sooze, Chad and Ruth




"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
~ Charles Dickens




"Light your fire

 And never fear,

 Life was made

 For love and cheer."



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