Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Cool Toy Of The Week: Winchies

Fumnanya

I've written about April Winchell before. She's a talented voice artist, actress, and daughter of the late Paul Winchell, who was a ventriloquist (Jerry Mahoney), voice artist (Tigger), and inventor of an artificial heart valve. Of late, April has taken up sewing, and she's been selling her creations, "Winchies," on eBay, with the proceeds going to charity. Her latest batch, inspired by Madonna's recent adoptorial misadventures, are "African Orphan Winchies," complete with Kente cloth, a Kabbalah bracelet and adoption papers. A portion of the proceeds will go to Toys For Tots. You can read April's explanation at her blog, and check out the auctions right here. It's a cool little artifact, spoofing a current event, and some of the money goes to charity. Can't top that.

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