Ok, I celebrate Christmas. Let’s just get that out there. But whatever YOU celebrate, don’t let the occasion go by without seriously considering which Franken Toy you’d like to adopt!
They’re getting all sorts of blog famous, so you should really find your special guy before they all get Christmas’d up! (snatched up. …at Christmas time, I mean.) I’m sorry, I’ve had one sip of wine and I don’t hold my booze very well. Bear with me.)
Remember also that new Franken toys go up to the shop every week or so. If you don’t see the right one for you, keep coming back! It’s virtually a toy factory over here at my house, with adorable limbs, torsos and severed puppy heads everywhere! It’s just a matter of time before your perfect pal shows up, ready to be adopted.
So, get ready for Christmas with Franken Toys for the family!
(They’re lonely here. They cry at night, asking where their Mommies and Daddies are.)
Go check out http://www.etsy.com/shop/frankentoys right away!
New on my toy design page is the Franken Toys Etsy shop. Head to the Etsy links and check out the whole collection. New ones are being made every day.
I have made somewhere over 50 (but probably less than 100) “Frankin-Toys” in the past 6 years. They make for a fun, guaranteed one-of-a-kind, inexpensive and thoughtful gift. And if you can sew at all, they can be extremely fun to create.
How to make a Frankin-Toy
1- purchase a heaping pile of second-hand toys. Name-brand preferred, but the most important quality in all of them should be their clearly distinguishable body parts. For example, teddy bears are generally only good for their heads. Once torn apart, a teddy bear’s leg or arm simply looks like a stump. But if that’s the sort of frankin-toy you’re going for – a stump monster – then by all means!
2- disassemble said toys
3- sew back together in amusing (yet preferably non-offensive) arrangement
4- assign silly name and give away as Christmas (and/or any-or-no occasion) gifts
Sadly, I’ve given away most of my toys without having taken pictures. I can’t remember all the toys I’ve made.
If you’re one of the lucky jerks to have received a Frankin-Toy in the past, I’d love it if you took a snapshot and sent it to me! I’ll post it on the site. I miss my babies dearly. Each one is special.
Squeeze her fuzzy claws and she says things like,
“You’re beauuutiful” and, “Crayons make me happy!”
Big Bird gets eaten by a fish. A moment of creative genius, I must say.
“The Bert Bullet”
WHAM! POW! Shot straight through the belly of a very indifferent flamingo!
“Frog Legs McToots”
The latest toys, Christmas 2008
I call them “Tigger Time, Times Two” BFF’s.
They hop and twitch and giggle and sing. They even sense when they’ve fallen over, but the one on the left is no longer able to do somersaults since I “modified” him.