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New Swallow Christmas Ornaments November 23, 2015 11:00

There are times when I feel myself becoming something of a living Portlandia skit, and never more so than when I decided to whip up a batch of swallow ornaments the other day. When in doubt, put a bird on it!These … Continue reading

Ruth in Progress March 31, 2015 08:00

When I debuted my Louis CK finger puppet a few years ago I shared some of the behind the scenes process I go through in defining a puppet design in felt. With the release of my news designs this year, … Continue reading

New Designs: Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Broad City March 05, 2015 08:00

I’m so excited to announce the release of two brand new finger puppet designs that went live in my shop today! My collection had been sorely lacking in the lady department, so I’m excited to debut three badass women– Notorious RBG herself, … Continue reading

New Designs Sneak Peek February 17, 2015 08:00

Exciting times over here in the studio– I’m just about ready to debut a few new 2015 puppet designs! Over the past month and a half I’ve been scheming (okay, actually, the scheming’s been going on for longer), sketching, sewing … Continue reading

Plans and Schemes January 29, 2015 08:00

The early part of the year is always the regeneration time for my biz. With the holiday rush over, January and February are traditionally when I make plans, think about new directions and designs, and try out projects I’ve been putting … Continue reading

“I like you, Maude.” “I like you, too, Harold.” December 09, 2014 08:00

Finally I can check this one off my to do list– Harold and Maude button packs are now live in my shop. I’ve been meaning to get around to these forever, and am really happy with how they turned out.Harold … Continue reading

Indieana Handicraft Exchange this Weekend June 12, 2014 08:00

Hey, Indiana peeps! I’ll be setting up shop this Saturday at the Indieana Handicraft Exchange in Indianapolis. In honor of this annual Hoosier homecoming, I’ve whipped up a couple of brand new, Indiana-specific puppets that’ll be available only at the show. … Continue reading

Prep Work May 27, 2014 08:00

My first show of the year is coming up in a few weeks, so studio time is now all about prep and getting things ready. Now that shows are fewer and farther between, sometimes I forget how much work goes into getting … Continue reading

Royal Tenenbaum Button Packs are Back! October 04, 2013 08:00

Royal Tenenbaum button packs are back in the shop with new photos on the buttons, new design for the pack and new photos– whew! Get your own 3-pack of Tenenbaum angst here.

Orange is the New Black September 27, 2013 08:00

Too many dudes. This is a trend I’ve noticed in my puppet offerings. Given my particular politics, it seems ironic that my collection would be overwhelmed with puppets of men. All excellent characters and human beings, sure, but guys nonetheless. … Continue reading

New Buttons May 16, 2013 08:00

Check it out: new buttons! Louis CK looks super Irish on this button, eh? Like a tiny little leprechaun! And with my new puppet photo shoot earlier this spring, I finally had a good picture to make an Omar … Continue reading

New in the Shop: Louis CK! March 04, 2013 08:00

The puppet universe just got a little bigger– Introducing my newest design, Louis CK! Everyone’s favorite Everyman, sad sack Louis comes complete with bewildered expression and black t-shirt. Available in my shop here.

And we’re back! July 18, 2012 08:00

Hey friends! The shop is back open, as of last night. I’ll be slowing adding things back in as I’m able, but in the meantime I’m thrilled to introduce you to four brand spankin’ new items that I’ve nicknamed “Lady … Continue reading

Puppet Stands Now Available! March 05, 2012 08:00

At long last, I’m now offering finger puppet stands in my Etsy shop, perfect for displaying your new felt friend for all the world to see! The stands fit snuggly into most puppet designs (some a bit higher, some a … Continue reading

New in the Shop: Ornaments! And a Coupon Code! November 28, 2011 08:00

Brand new for the holidays, Choose-Your-Own Finger Puppet Ornaments are now available in my shop! Got a picky pop culture buff on your holiday list? A felt character ornament is guaranteed to turn you into the cleverest star gift-giver on … Continue reading

Thank You for Being a Friend September 29, 2011 08:00

Ladies and gents, I am excited to finally share with you my contribution to the annual Plush You put on by Schmancy in Seattle, none other than Miami’s own, the Golden Girls! Perhaps the cheesecake sneak peek the other day … Continue reading

Wrestlemania March 31, 2011 20:10

Why yes, I am indeed sketching old school wrestlers on this Thursday evening. (And yes, also doing my best Mean Guy Wrestler face in this photo. Obviously.)

New Designs Available Today! March 07, 2011 08:00

The 2011 collection of new designs, including Omar Little, Max Fischer, Peggy Olsen, Don Draper, Frida Kahlo and Liz Lemon are now now available for purchase in my shop! Get ’em while they’re hot! This year’s designs have been quite … Continue reading

SNEAK PEEK WEEK: Number 6 March 04, 2011 11:00

Its hard to believe, but we’re just about at the end of Sneak Peek Week. To finish up the batch of new puppets that’ll debut on Monday, I offer you the final Sneak Peek, Number 6. Similar to Peggy Olsen, … Continue reading

The Big Reveal: Omar Little March 04, 2011 08:00

So, were you stumped by yesterday’s Sneak Peek Number 5? That silhouette was a tough one, I’ll be the first to admit. But fans of The Wire should’ve definitely caught on to clues like a menacing dude, involved in criminal … Continue reading

SNEAK PEEK WEEK: Number 5 March 03, 2011 11:00

For today’s Sneak Peek, I thought that rather than give you just a close-up photo, the best clue for this distinctive character was to render them as a silhouette. Its kind of menacing, isn’t it? Similar to the Frida puppet … Continue reading

The Big Reveal – Frida Kahlo March 03, 2011 08:00

Yesterday’s Sneak Peek was one of the easier ones this week, so each of yesterday’s guessers was correct in thinking it was indeed none other then Frida Kahlo who will join the ranks of puppet offerings. Congrats to Heidi for … Continue reading

SNEAK PEEK WEEK – Number 4 March 02, 2011 11:00

For today’s Sneak Peek, this lady is red is a puppet that I made in a somewhat different form back in the day, but she’s been redesigned and rethought for her 2011 debut. She was a creative soul who whose … Continue reading

The Big Reveal – Max Fischer March 02, 2011 08:00

Thanks to all those checking out the new designs and taking guesses on all the Sneak Peeks! I’m happy to report that lucky guesser Alison correctly identified Max Fischer from Rushmore as yesterday’s Sneak Peak Number Three, and won the … Continue reading