I didn't get very much accomplished this weekend as I was out of town, but I did take some puppet arms with me to stuff while I helped my sister hand out candy, so it wasn't a total loss.
Okay, I'm adding another puppet (well, I should say 2 puppets) to my arsenal of Christmas stock. I'm going to make Thing 1 and Thing 2 from The Cat in the Hat.
I already have them cut out and I found the perfect shade of blue for their hair. I am totally stoked about these. OHMIGOSH, and I'm going to try to make a 1 eyed 1 horned flying purple people eater. Tee-hee! That is going to look so cute. I've attached my motivational pictures of my latest "borrowed" ideas.
My goal (if anyone is interested) is to get all of these puppets into my shop before Thanksgiving. I'm taking Thanksgiving Week off from my regular job so I can dedicate my time to my puppet making. Wish me luck!
That's all for now! Just know that I am working my best at getting all these little guys and gals finished before Thanksgiving!
"Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans." Yep! That's it. I am almost finished with my dude ladybug and my dark colored mouse and one of my slugs. And I'm trying to figure out how to get whiskers on my kitty cat. Every time I go to work on them SOMETHING interrupts me...geesh! It's becoming a bit frustrating. But I'm still working on them. I have a few custom orders to tend too...I haven't forgotten those, and I still have so many other ideas brewing in the brain... So never fear my lovable patrons of Silly Toes Productions! There will be puppets. Oh yes...there will be puppets. Until next time. Theresa
Well, I worked hard over the weekend and finished 1 puppet...I know! Go figure! However, I did get a lot done with my list of characters. So hopefully by this weekend (knock on wood) I'll have my snake ready, my kitty cat, a mouse, a dude ladybug and my rabbit...oh and two mini slugs. My mouse is finished actually. I just didn't have time to take pictures of him and post him. I need to add eyeballs to my snake and rabbit and I'll be done with them. The rest are in pieces but it's all just a matter of putting them together. So just in case anyone was wondering when they were going to see more puppets in my shop, give me until the weekend and I should have them all done....okay, okay...at least MOST of them. Thanks!! Theresa
Okay, so I don't have pictures to show you, BUT here is a list of what's coming to Silly Toes Productions: 1. a Snake 2. another Ladybug (that's a dude!) 3. a Cat in a cute sweater 4. Two mice 5. a Bunny Rabbit in a cute sweater with a scarf 6. Two Slugs 7. a Boy (but I'm not sure how I'm going to pull off blonde hair??) 8. and a couple of more, but I left my list at home so I can't remember them.
So I will be busy busy busy this weekend!! I also have Puppet Stands available. I should have gotten better pictures, which I will. So COOL! I'm going to hit Joann Fabrics today to stock up on Fleece!! I've been given some other AWESOME ideas. 1. caterpillar 2. sun flower 3. snail (which I am almost done with my Gary version from Spongebob - just trying to figure out the shell!) 4. characters from Jack's Big Music Show
So keep checking back. I swear I wish I could do this full time and make enough $$ to support myself. I need to win the lottery!!! :o) Tootles. Theresa
Well to anyone who is reading this I have been super busy. I have custom orders and then I've come up with some new ideas...Foozy Bugs, Slugs and I'm actually working on a snail. Wanna know who it is? Gary from Spongebob...I really hope he turns out okay. I had to special order his eyes. I'm also working on a puppet trio - The three bears. So far so good. I'm really excited about them. I am also going to try my hand at shipping internationally. How cool is it to know that someone across the world wants one of my puppets?! That is totally exciting! So anyway, that's pretty much what's going on. I've been so super busy I've let my backyard get to "jungle" status again. Not looking forward to mowing that down, but if I don't get it done it will be worse off later...Yuck! But then that means I have to put my puppet making to the side to do it....double Yuck! Anyway, wish I had some pictures to share. I hope to get some soon. And I'll be updating my shop very soon. Thanks! Theresa
I made a new video of my latest puppet. Her name is Phoebe. I was going to add the link to her video in this entry but I noticed her video is on my video bar to the right, so take a peek...she is like totally cute! LOL...
Oh, and I just finished my first mini slug...I've got to get a picture of him, so stay tuned. Until next time...
i am about to go to bed but i wanted to mention that i am working on a mini slug puppet for younger children. it's smaller for smaller hands and there won't be any small parts to chew. i really think these will really be a hit so stay tuned...goodnight.
Well for Pete's Sake (even though I have no idea who Pete is...maybe he will be one of my next puppets) I am the worst at keeping up with a blog...SERIOUSLY! :o(
Well, I've been looking around Etsy.com and came across a really neat shop. Here's the link: http://www.marthaland.etsy.com.
She (being Martha) creates miniature slugs and snails of all sorts out of polymer clay. I'll be honest in saying that they are so (and I mean SO) Cute! I had to buy a couple. I am expecting them in the mail any day.
Anyway, I thought to myself, how cute would it be to make a puppet that looks like a slug?! Well, I'm working on it. I've made my first attempt with much success, but I'm just not sure about the tail. Seeing that it is a puppet, the tail at the bottom wouldn't really show below the curtain (or stage) that the puppeteer is using thus the tail is kind of pointless....so like I said, I'm still working on it. Anyway, I've attached a picture of the little guy (please disregard that he's pink and a guy). Many manly men wear pink...
Consider these two beautiful children a part of my extended family. I am anxiously awaiting my Sponsorship kit so I can get started corresponding with Juma and Hijara.
Hijara's birthday is coming up (as is mine) so I will be sending her a monetary gift. It's better to send money so they can purchase the gifts there and won't have to pay so much in freight. I had to ask about this because I thought how wonderful it would be to send them both their very own puppet. Darn the freight!!!
But I'm still excited!
As for puppet production this weekend, my goal is to finish a lady bug puppet, a foozy bug and I have a red bird and a blue bird that I need to list!! It truly takes a lot of time to upload pictures and get all the info when adding an item to my shop. But I save all my info so it's not like I have to re-do everything. I can always reuse what I've already done.
Anyway...if you're following thank you so much (from the bottom of my heart).
This should be like my daily journal. What's the point of having a blog if I'm not going to blog, right??!!
Well, I have some new puppets coming along. I've added puppies, a duck, an alien and two bunnies onto my shop site. It's very exciting. It would be my dream to make puppets full time. Maybe when I retire I can...or get married to an extremely rich man who wouldn't mind if I stayed home and kept the house tidy for him all the while making my puppets in my very own studio!! Neat-O!
But alas...I will not hold my breath.
I have on the horizon a clown and a chicken (a super hero chicken), birds and some bugs. I'll have pictures of what I am working on in a few days. I'll have to post those later as I am currently blogging from my other job (aka my BORING job). Yes, yes, I complain, yet I am thankful to God for having it.
I will post again very soon, because I have something wonderful to share with you. I just recently chose to sponsor two young children who currently live in Tanzania, Africa (a little boy and girl). Juma is the boy's name and Hajira is the little girl's name. I will post their pictures in my next entry so you can see how cute they are and how precious they are. If you want to learn more, here is the link to Compassion.
Well, I came up with another addition to my line of stuff that I sell. They're called Chocolate Bum Bums. You've heard of chocolate Bon Bons, right? Well, these are kind of like that, but you can't eat them, and once you look at them, you can't help but smile.
THEY ARE SO CUTE! And I had so much fun making them. :o)
Anyway, I've attached a picture so you can see, and I already have a box of 3 for sale on my shop site. Take a peek and then tell yourself, "I have to buy these just because they are so cute!"
I also added some Woobits too! I have more colors than what's in my shop, but I'll be adding those hopefully this weekend. So thanks for reading and I'll be posting soon!
These little guys are just the cutest little things on the face of the planet! SERIOUSLY!!
I think it's the eyes and the nose that make them so gosh darn cute. I've included pictures of a couple that I have made. I'm going to make some for Valentine's Day (which I guess I'd better get on the ball if I want to make them available for Valentine's.
Anyhoo...thanks for reading and don't forget to check out my shop site on etsy.
Apparently I have issues writing on a blog - mainly I don't really write much on it. BUT I Googled Silly Toes Productions today and my blog popped up plus my Etsy Shop site. How neat! Well, my puppets are off and running. I've sold 6 so far and my customers seem to like them. No complaints so far. WHEW! I'm starting a new endeavor. They are called Woobits. Now these aren't puppets, but they are just the cutest little things. Typically I wouldn't have a picture handy to post as I am entering this little tidbit, but I'll make sure I get one in the next few days. Maybe I can upload a picture of the logo I created for them. I'm also thinking about starting some greeting cards. Not sure really if I'm going to do it, but I've come up with some cute ideas that I think might work. I'm just having so much fun right now just thinking up stuff. Tee-hee! Anyway, if you get a chance, please check out my shop and thanks for reading! PS: I can't find my Woobits logo. I will post in a few days. Theresa