Monday, November 30, 2015

Holiday Sale

Having a little holiday sale over at my etsy shop! Take $50 off of select puppets through Friday December 18th!

Puppet building has been slow this month because of finals, but as the semester ends I hope to get crackin' on some creatures/critters/humanoids. I've started some prep work:  cutting and gluing foam.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Caterpillar Brows

Eye brows! And lips and teeth! A lot of lips and teeth on my puppets lately. Ah, well. Playing around with puppet design is fun.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Zombie Puppet Completion

In honor of Halloween... a zombie! I started this guy a while ago. Actually, I think he lived arm-less for a year or more (see this post). Fitting... for a zombie. BUT! Now he has arms! The better to grab you with to eat your brrrraaaaaaiiiiinnnnsss.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Orange Shag

I like this guy a lot. I think he turned out well with his treated fur and tall head shape. Teeth add a lot to a character, especially a monster, and his eyes were an experiment gone right. Might make some more of those for future creations.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Tracy's Parasprites

So Tracy embarked on another puppet venture. She made these little critters for a My Little Pony convention that happened over the summer. You should mosey on over to her blog and check them out:

Monday, September 28, 2015

Big Lipped Monster

And then there was this guy... I was playing around with Tracy's monster pattern one night when this creature came to life. He's kind of a... well, I don't quite know. But he sure is unique!

Monday, September 21, 2015

How To: Mini Fabric Bolts

I thought I'd start sharing a trick or two of how I build puppet parts, maintain puppets, and keep my work space organized... for the most part. I still need a lot of help in that department. To kick us off, I'm going to share what Tracy found to help us keep organized those larger pieces of scrap fabric; because while I have these awesome wicker baskets to help store scrap stuff, I really have no clue what I have.

So this:

Turned into this:

All you need:
    - a piece of foam core or cardboard or a cereal box or anything flat
    - an xacto knife
    - a ruler
    - sewing pins

I cut the foam core bolt to 10" tall by 6" wide. Then you lay out your scrap fabric on a flat surface.

Fold the fabric so that some of the board sticks out of either end.

Then, all you do is fold it over until you reach the end of the piece of scrap fabric.

Fold in the corners (if you want), pin in place, and that's it.

My how to's will get better. I promise. If you need some more instruction, just put "mini fabric bolts" into Google, and you will find a ton of posts.