Sunday, March 29, 2009

Almost Time For Vacation

It's been a busy 2009 so far! Finally, everything is organized!
I have envelopes containing all of the pattern pieces for my 22 main animals in four different sizes. So, that's 88 envelopes, with an average of about 7 pieces in each. That took a lot of time to put together! Also, on the outside of each envelope are printouts of how many of each piece needs to be traced/cut to make an animal. And finally, each size gets a different colored "tag" so that it's easy to identify. Here's a peak:

We've also been building our stock so we can do a giant photo shoot. I've never had photographs of every item before. Now, I will finally be able to have a full shop.

We've been making: 1 XL, 1 large, 3 mediums and 3 smalls of every animal. The total number will be 176 for the photo shoot. The plan is to also make 6 of every animal in ornament size over the summer, for an additional 132 animals. We should be done with the first batch of 176 by this Friday.

Here's a shot of how we've been organizing the "to-do" list of in-progress animals that have been cut, but not sewn:
And, here's a shot of a bin full of animals that are not yet stuffed. This particular one is housing about 60 flattened animals:
We're celebrating our hard work with a trip back home to Boston this weekend. I'm so excited to get back and enjoy a few days off.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Spring Chick Paper Toy

Just in time for spring and Easter! Welcome this little chick into your home, and he or she will be sure to make your day a little happier. This week's free download on is ready!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Albert Coloring Page

This week's free download is a coloring page! It's satisfying to meet my weekly deadlines of creating new activities. Pretty soon, there will be quite a library built up! Look for more paper toys, coloring pages and other activities every week - I'll mix them up to ensure a variety.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Latest Paper Toy - Fugu

Welcome the Fugu to the Zooguu Paper Toy family! Download the Zooguu Fugu Paper Toy.
Now that I've posted a few of these toys, I plan to create a little instruction demo on how to put them together. They require some skill and patience, but they all come together in the same manner. Look for more downloads every week, and you can always browse the activity archive if you're looking for something fun to do.