January 21, 2010

Toy Society Drop: Zing the polite cat

Meet Zing, the polite cat. He comes from One Red Robin's pattern of the same name in the book Meet me at Mike's.

He is made from recycled materials including an old pair of purple jeans and a remnant of fabric my sister brought back from Nepal. I made him half-size, and the pattern was easy to follow.

I made him especially for a Toy Society drop (#945) - check out the site for more plushies!

I bundled him up and left him with a letter in an envelope explaining what the Toy Society is about, and a tag that said "Take me home - I'm yours".

I left him near a foot bridge in Telopea Park (Canberra, Australia) a few days ago (20 January 2010).

Somebody picked him up that same afternoon and sent a lovely email to the Toy Society straight away. It really made my day to see that email, and the accompanying photo.

I'm so glad I managed to get another toy out there, as I've been so distracted by Morsbags recently!

Related post: Toy Society Drop: Greggles

Junk mail collages

I have not swapped on swap-bot for a little while now. But I did meet some great people through the site who I have projects on the side with.

One guy in particular, Robert Joy (Bobberdilly), sent me a fantastic letter with a decorated envelope and some drawings. We have been sending this "mail art" back and forth. It's a lovely, non-judgemental way of having a go at drawing.

He also mentioned that he and some friends are trying to make art out of junk mail. I don't know if it qualifies as art, but I thought I'd share my collages with you!

I'd love to see what other people come up with, so if you've had a go please leave me a comment with a link so that I can check it out.
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