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Adyah the Destructor

Adyah the Destructor

Hey everybody   I have a new Abandoned Toy for you. Something a little different this time. Meet Adya, the Destructor.She has 4 arms and I wanted her to look post-apocalypic so there was a lot of distressing involved. I'm thrilled with how she turned out, and she found a new home very quickly   She's a big girl too!


#ThriftFest 2016

#ThriftFest 2016

This weekend we popped along to check out the Festival of Thrift in Redcar. What an amazing event! Over 120 stalls, entertainment, workshops & events running all day. I’d highly recommend it. It was fantastic to see so many people there, all with an appreciation of upcycling and sustainability. Harry and I spoke to many of the stall holders, all lovely people with great individual styles.     We saw reinvented furniture, altered clothes, cigarbox guitars (yes, Harry had to have one of those!) and even some great art installations. Kudos to the organisers, we were walking round like kiddies at...


Valentino – Creepy OOAK Teddy Bear – Abandoned Toys

Valentino – Creepy OOAK Teddy Bear – Abandoned Toys

Initially bought as a valentine’s gift, all this poor bear knew was love and affection. Sadly, relationships don’t always pass the test of time and Valentino was one of the first casualties. Tossed in the trash during a lovers’ quarrel his little cotton heart broke, and so did his mind. He quickly became feral and now roams the streets in a crazed desperation to find love once more. Valentino has a mouth and claws sculpted from epoxy clay, which is set hard like plastic. All of our Abandoned Toys are created from discarded toys and parts destined for landfill and...


Abandoned Toys

Abandoned Toys

I regularly find discarded dolls and teddy bears, most often after going unsold at a car boot sale. I always pick them up and after a while I had a growing collection. Rather than stripping them apart for salvage, like I do with other finds (like bags & shoes), I began to contemplate what would have become of these Abandoned Toys and imagined them walking the streets and adapting to survive their new habitat. How would these innocent playthings cope out on the streets? What would they need to change about themselves in order to face this new cold harsh...