Stories, dreams, nicknames, characters, animals…both elaborate and dead simple, weave the rich and colorful quilt of childhood. We are who we are much in part to our experiences as children. Personalities emerge early — whether quiet and cuddly, shrieking and skipping, dressing up in costume jewelry or Davy Crockett coonskin caps; this is before self-consciousness seeps in, before worrying about what those around you think of you. You believe anything and everything; skepticism and cynicism don’t exist yet in your world.
Winky Boo was born from the love and playfulness of a grandfather who re-named his three grandchildren: the oldest, Winky, after her performance as a flying monkey in The Wizard of Oz; the youngest, Boo Boo, the soft cuddly pal of Yogi Bear; and myself, Princess, who never left the house without wearing every piece of jewelry I owned, including my crown, of course.
Winky Boo designs are for those who haven’t forgotten what being imaginative is all about.
Thanks to PopPop, for planting the seeds of oddity and originality.
Amy L. Fiedler
“You’ll believe in more than that before I’m finished with you.”
Wicked Witch of the West