So, our Kickstarter has a couple of supporters! Yeah. We’re asking that you let people know about it so we can reach 100%.
Here’s the press release that is going out. Feel free to pass it along. Thanks, and happy holiday season.
What Was Your Favorite Toy From Childhood? November, 2022. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and San Diego, CA…
What is the toy you remember having as a child that you treasured? Do you remember the Holly Hobby or Raggedy Ann rag dolls? This Christmas, a limited supply of new rag dolls based on love and joy will be produced through an effort with Kickstarter and outreach campaigns.
The dolls will be manufactured by Joyus Toyus, a family-owned USA custom plush toy factory in South Carolina. They will be produced in part in China and in the USA, as a “hybrid” toy. Joyus Toyus will be stuffing and finishing the products in their USA facility, and using recycled polyester fiber from South Carolina.
Christopher Gann is the owner of Joyus Toyus with his wife Raquel. They have been in the custom plush toy business for over 20 years.
The first doll is Anna Maria. She is based on love and has a message on her back that says “But the fruit of the spirit is love…”. She has yarn hair and wears a dress with hearts. The Hey Man, Amen doll wears striped shorts. He is inspired by a funny story of misinterpreting people saying Hey Man for Amen. He has John 10:16 inscribed on his back. They are both inspired by the Bible verse in
Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, ….
They will both be available in December and can be ordered right away through Kickstarter and delivered in time for Christmas.
Janene Roberts Massieh illustrated and created the dolls and is also the author of the book Anna Maria Fruit of the Spirit which is available on Amazon and also through the wholesaler Baker & Taylor, ISBN#978-0-9674351-3-8.
Here is a review of the book from an Amazon reader.
“Most interesting children’s book. Interactive book that draws in a child’s imagination. I would recommend this children’s book for parents, churches and teachers to use. Got to have this for your class or home use.”
Larry Westfall, church leader