Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New dolls ready for show in April

 Since I had an abundance of heads rolling around my studio, I put them on sticks (very decorative sticks, of course) and made them into funky puppet dolls.

I don't know how they will do, but I think they are cute and teacher's generally like these kind of props.

The stick puppets are about 18" tall and the arms are weighted so they swing nicely when using the puppet.

They were a lot of fun to make and it always amazes me how each one takes on their own personality.

The hair is created from dyed Tibetan lamb wool that I purchased from Judy Skeel many years ago at a NAIDA conference in Florida. I'd been saving them for something special and the time was now.

Some of the eyes are closed and some are open to provide a variety. After the Cabin Fever Show in La Crosse on April 30th I will be setting up an Etsy account and offering any that are left online.

I've also been busy sewing tote bags and will be starting work on covers for Kindles and Nooks that have matching carry totes.  It's very enjoyable to make the tote bags and feels good to be helping the environment by cutting down on paper and plastic bags.  Photos on those will be coming later.

Long Live the Queen of the Dolls


  1. Oh WOW !! I absolutely love your puppet dolls!! I will be surprised if you have any left to sell on line after your show. I have been waiting to see these photos, and it was worth the wait. Even though each face is very similar, each one is very unique and different at the same time.

    You are a very talented lady. Can't wait to see your next project. You have a wonderful day. Hugs, Edna B.

  2. Kindles covers!?!?! Make me down!
    Love the puppets. I tried to pick a favorite, but I love them all.

  3. What fun it is seeing your new dolls. So, what do you do in gardening season, make a doll, pull a weed, make a doll dress, plant a fern, etc? How DO you keep up the doll making, shows, and the wonderful garden? AND keep a husband? You're amazing. I can't even do ONE of those as well as I'd like to. (Substitute painting pictures for the doll activities.)