I have never been very good about following routines but I keep trying. Last week I forgot to post a “Tuesday’s Treasure” so, today I’m sharing two. Both were depicted in my most recent fabric line, “Animal Alphabet Games” as shown here on a toy toss in yellow.

Creating this line was an extension of my fondness for vintage toys which I have collected over the years. Few of my own still remain in tact. I like to surround myself with the time worn children’s items especially the non plastic type, as a reminder and a comfort, I suppose. Also to create an inviting and interesting space for my favorite little ones that come to visit.

To see more of this fabric collection – Quilting Treasures

“Bisque dolls were all the rage from the late 1800s to around 1930. These small three inch, all bisque dolls were often referred to as Penny Dolls – About.com.” The original box was the inspiration for the tossed toy layout in the fabric group.

The second is my Humpty man, which I sculpted years ago and who has recently, lost his left shoe. The Pinocchio Puzzle box that he is sitting on was also included in this collection but I’llĀ  save that for next Tuesday’s Treasure.

The connection between these two items is they were both a part of my crafting venture to create some Old World Santas dolls about twenty years ago. I have one completed, one that was sold (mistake) and four spare heads still waiting for their bodies. Another story to share later.