Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Birthday Gift!

Helen was sick a week ago Friday, and when she's ill, she prefers to be held, rather than left alone to suffer on the couch while I busy myself with other tasks. At one point, she did fall into a fitful sleep, which allowed me to make some puppets I've been wanting to make for a long time. This set was gifted to a friend for his 4th birthday.

 I dyed the wool using madder root (orange), walnut hulls (brown), and Indigo. The yellow felt was purchased off Etsy. Helen found the giant acorn cap that I've been wanting to use for a while in a project like this. The puppet heads are about 1 inch in diameter.

Instructions for making these puppets can be found at: http://weefolkart.com/?q=node/187
Puppet Fronts

Puppet Backs - I think it's only appropriate that the hair is a mess, given that it's a gift from Helen.

Helen sewed this shooting star herself.

And if you look closely - those stitches are pretty good!

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