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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Starting Over

I took a long hiatus from puppetry. Now that my daughters are grown, I'm just not around kids that much. And then just over a year ago I moved out to the Mojave Desert and there are no kids anywhere near me at all! But now I have grandchildren far away and they are just getting old enough to appreciate puppets. So maybe that will be motivation for me to start again. Plus I always wanted to do puppet shows on YouTube. So I'll add that to the list of 1000 things I want to do. Puppets. Yeah.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Knitted Curtain Back Drop

I've been wanting to make a new puppet theater for awhile. I recently bought a pop-up canopy for craft fairs. I think I can convert it into a puppet theater sometimes.

So today I started knitting a backdrop curtain for it for an under the sea theme.  It will be shades of blue, green, and black. Maybe I'll bring back Marina the Mermaid. We'll see.  It would be fun to knit some fish puppets.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

How Bad Do You Need to Win?

Another puppet maker whose name I won't mention came to Etsy chat to announce her felt finger puppet was entered into a blog contest.  She asked people in the room to come vote her up, since someone was beating her by a hair. I guess I don't have issues with that.

Then she went on to say she'd hopped onto every computer she could find to vote for herself.  Now that's just sad.

So I went to look at the entries, and there was another puppet maker in the contest.  She had entered two marionettes which take way more work than one tiny finger puppet. So I voted for her, even though she's way behind the leaders.  So I went to her blog and found this adorable witch puppet. I just had to share it.


The other puppet maker from Etsy will probably win the contest, but the way she's doing it is suspect.  Just doesn't seem right.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Puppet Vendor at SCA event yesterday.

At an SCA event we were vending at there was a puppet booth. I saw the same booth at the Irvine Lake Ren. Faire. Here are some photos I got with permission of the vendor.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Penguin and Owl Finger Puppets

I made 2 new finger puppets today. One is a penguin and one is an owl. They are both made from acrylic felt, which is made from recycled soda bottles. Glad to know all those empties I returned turned into something useful.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Puppets at World Ren. Faire

Yesterday I went to the World Renaissance Faire by Irvine Lake and found a puppet booth. So I took a few photos of her amazing puppets. It's a shame the event didn't have more customers. She said business had been slow. It really takes an optomist to start a new faire in this economy. I hope the event had more visitors on Sunday.