my puppets

I TAKE ORDERS

The projects I display on my blog are not for sale but if you are interested to purchase story characters or bunnies, teddies as hand puppets email ME.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

a Christmas gift


for my friends Betty and John in Colorado .
7 and 6 in. tall teddies finger puppets can be also used as tree ornaments.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Dora has new shoes

This is Dora, full body doll, 21in. tall.


Lovely doll Dora got a pair of new shoes of pure felt from an old black beret.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Dora doll project


New doll project. This time it will be a regular full body doll, not a puppet.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

angel ornament ready






this fabric angel ornament is made of satin and the hair is fluted paper strips.

angel ornament


I am working on the tree ornament for the challenge and just asking your opinion on the wing.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

snow white puppet doll









Snow white was born from recycled fabric scraps of one beautiful silk dress of mine.


Friday, May 28, 2010

my matryoshka dolls










Paper clay dols painting in acrylics and gold leaf.
No matter how much I love doing this the miniature doll making is not for me. Way too tiny for my eyes and arthritic hands.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

paper clay work




My doll's arm cracked and went loose so i had to detach it and make a new arm.From the rest of the paper clay I tried to shape some matrioshka dolls but they are uneven, poor things.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

clay doll preliminaries


I received a gift of paper clay from Abi Monroe and I am now very intimidated by the process of making the doll head, facial features and everything for my project pumpkin doll.I am now in the phase of collecting data, researching  my subject and taking pictures of my ideas for this project.Here are a few links I already visited and enjoyed.

http://www.ellenharris.com/howtomakedolls.html


http://claudineroelens.homestead.com/tutorialflowerfairy.html

http://www.lewisgoldsteinartanddesign.com/DollTutorialFS.htm

http://www.dolldesigns.com/tips.html

As this is my first time using paper clay I created the armature from aluminium foil and added to a mini pumpkin I had around the house.



The challenge now is not dressing up the pumpkin but creating the girl/doll face.I am really intimidated by sculpting.

Iron on transfer doll face

This is my first doll face for iron on transfer and is available for purchase.To read about iron on transfers go this webpage http://www.wikihow.com/Make-and-Use-Iron-on-Transfers

To buy this doll face send me an email.

Friday, May 21, 2010

painting dolls face on fabric

These are a couple of doll faces painting with markers, ink pen and oil pastel, a demo that I was asked to do and you can watch it on Youtube.Not very good video as I used one hand for the drawing, one for the camera and the light was not good either.


And here  trying to look like Snow white



and Little Red Riding Hood.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mirror, mirror on the wall



 

Yes, it's the queen from Snow white story.Just put together a few elements for the villain's puppet.I will also have to create Snow white but the real chalenge will be the 7, yes,7  dwarfs. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

art prints GIVEAWAY


Please feel free to participate in my first giveaway of my best fruit artwork.Take the banner, place it on your site and read more about it at ART STEPPING STONES

There will be two winners so your chances are greater.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Meet Frida


This doll puppet was fun to make from fabric scraps of a summer dress.I use the left overs scraps from my dresses so every doll dress is new.Her face is painted with markers, ink pen and oil pastel.Almost 3 hours of work.

new puppet, Linda


a quick puppet for summer fun.Less than 2 hours of work;hand sewn.