The Toymaker

Another wonderful person I was thrilled to have met at TCC was Marilyn Scott-Waters………aka. The Toy Maker!  She was one of our teachers for the event.

Cindy (skip to my lou) and I were waiting for our shuttle to the airport on that early Sunday morning.  The conference was over and I was exhausted, I should have known my departure would be just as exciting as the rest of the conference.  While waiting, we struck up a conversation with another fellow conference attendee.  I thought she looked familiar and I was right when she told us her name.  Cindy was very excited to meet her and quickly told her how much she LOVED her handmade toys and that she and her sons have made many in years past.  So even though our meeting was brief, it was so nice to get to know the artist behind The Toymaker. 

She has a couple of new books out.  These may be perfect holiday gifts or perhaps something to pick up to keep the kiddo’s busy. 

She also has a blog and a website.  The website has a HUGE listing of all the different toys you can download and print off. 

I was looking at the Seasonal listings and found some pretty cute Thanksgiving patterns.  I may be stuck on her site for days!


Written by Kim- Today’s Creative Blog

16 Responses to The Toymaker

  1. Barbara Miller says:

    I love making toys! Must check this out.

  2. jen says:

    hello from where women create!

  3. Shayla Wolf says:

    I was coming to comment for the Fabulous Friday Giveaway and got sucked in! Her stuff is amazing!

  4. Oh wow! I’m so excited to discover Marilyn, her site and her blog! I’ve been looking for inspiration for an altered art piece that I’ll be working on and her work is full of just that. Thanks for introducing her to me :)

  5. Susan Hahaj says:

    How neat! I agree it’s so great to meet others so interested in being creative! Susan

  6. Luiza says:

    I definitely need to check the paper toys. It looks awesome.

  7. Kim McM says:

    Thank you for the link to another inspiring site. I just took a quick look around and am going back to look at more of Marilyn’s projects. I really like the artist’s notebook. Who wouldn’t want one of those? Maybe I’ll make some for Christmas gifts this year. Thanks for the ideas!

  8. Tamie says:

    I’m not sure that I’m commenting in the right place but this is where I was directed. I was leaving a comment about the wonderful prize package offered by Free Spirit and Sizzix. What an offering.

  9. SewLindaAnn says:

    Neat! I think it’s awesome that paper creations are so popular. They really stretch the kiddos creativity.

  10. Gwen Windham says:

    I’m definitely going to be visiting Marilyn’s blog and website– looks like it would be tons of fun for my niece and granddaughter as she gets older! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Jess says:

    This book looks awesome! I haven’t done paper crafts for years, but it would be something really fun to do with my kids :)

  12. Lori-Marie says:

    I am over here from WWC they are having a giveaway and in order to
    win the giveaway one of the chances was commenting over here!
    You all have a very nice blog! :)

    How do I view the comments… or is it a simple “click”
    that I am not seeing? =0

  13. Beth T. says:

    Those books look charming and useful–what a great combination. Thanks for the introduction!

  14. those labels are adorable!!

  15. Lana says:

    This is proof that TCC is exciting right to the very end! Thanks for providing Marilyn’s website. I hadn’t seen her work before now.

  16. Deb says:

    Thanks for the link – we love putting together paper toys here – have downloaded a few, and made a few more 50s convertibles from Ruby’s burger joint. (No matter how many convertibles we have at home, still have to make and bring home another one every time we eat there…)

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