Rilla Alexander made 20 blank toys and sent them to artists around the world. They brought their toy to life and then sent it back to her. The project was called Neighbourhood and Spätzle is one of the toys from the project.
From Rilla (about Spätzle):
"He doesn't like to talk much because when he does his spätzle hair gets in his mouth and he eats it. It can be dangerous to eat too much of yourself."