Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New Puppet Purse

I made this puppet purse to my 3-year old friend, Maizie. She was so happy. She especially loved standing the puppets on their heads.

It was such a fun project to make with her in mind... and, I liked trying something new...the circle flowers on the back.

Center of Purse

Back of Purse

Monday, June 23, 2014


I'm at the last week countdown to 100 finger puppets. I'm up to 69, 31 to go!

Made four squirrels, several rabbits and a couple pigs this weekend.

Next...more purple cats. Meow!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Tigers on the Loose

Photo by William Green

My finger puppets are making their way out into the world.

These two were spotted in Central Park.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Puppets in Process

Zebras being born
Over the years, I've created many finger puppets. They are fun to make and even more fun to give away.

This newest round of puppets has a simple basic body. I cut out a thick rectangle and then add the face and other elements to create a specific kind of animal.

My puppets are made without patterns. On rare occasion, I might do sketching to see different ways to create the animal, however, my usual way is to free hand cutting out the pieces. I think of it as 3-D sketching and illustration.

Completed Pair

I like to make multiples of each animal, this allows me to make changes and try different things. Since I have many young, and young at heart, friends - I know that each puppet will go to a good home.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Finger Puppet Challenge

Gift Created for a Little Friend
In the past month, I've made 58 finger puppets. My goal is 100 by July 1.

I like to give myself quantity assignments. They prompt me to try things.

So far, I've made: panthers, squirrels, dogs, cats, mice, zebras, horses, giraffes, elephants, deers, pigs, lions, lionesses, bats, donkeys, butterflies, frogs, elephants...and my personal favorite, rabbits. 

I'm also creating puppet purses.