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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

Dear Old Dad June 01, 2014 16:09

Father’s Day is right around the corner so in honor of all the great pops/grandpops/ uncles/ brothers/all around awesome dudes, I’m having a sale!Head on over to my shop and get 25% off your order with the coupon code “DEAROLDDAD.” There’s a … 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

I Am the Captain Now April 17, 2014 08:00

Requests for custom puppets have a tendency to be, well, a little odd. It’s no surprise– if you wanted something normal, somebody else would probably be making it already, right? While plenty of folks ask for puppets of their friends … Continue reading

Tax Day April 15, 2014 08:00

It’s Tax Day, ya’ll. Guess which lady submitted her paperwork just yesterday? Yep, this one. Haven’t been so late in filing since I was 18. But it’s done and behind me, thankfully. Here’s to checking that big fat to-do off … Continue reading

Glory Fades. I’m Max Fischer. February 25, 2014 08:00

Max is back, ya’ll! When I reshot my puppets a few months ago, for whatever reason Max Fischer didn’t make the cut (I think he was out of stock at the time), so I’ve been waiting for a sunny day … Continue reading

Hipster Cupid February 04, 2014 08:00

I came across these Hipster Cupids from a few years back while doing some cleaning in the studio the other day. They still crack me up, what with those Ira Glass glasses and tighty whiteys. Thinking about putting them back … Continue reading

Omar Bib Gets a Makeover January 21, 2014 08:00

New year, new Omar bib photo shoot! Due to some supply issues (as in, my supplier discontinued the bibs I’d been using for my Omar design right before Christmas. Wah wah.), I needed to do a new photoshoot for my … Continue reading

2013 Year in Review January 07, 2014 08:00

With the new year upon us, I wanted to take a quick look back at all that my little biz accomplished in 2013. My head is racing forward and scheming on the new things planned for the next few months, … Continue reading

See Ya in 2014! December 24, 2013 08:00

I neglected to mention officially that I’ll be taking a bit of a break from blogging for the holidays. We’ve already done a bit of traveling and have plenty of celebrating, gift giving, travel and unpacking ahead of us in … Continue reading

Jimmy McNulty, Where Have You Been All My Life? December 17, 2013 08:00

I was working on a big custom order over the weekend that included a bunch of characters from The Wire and couldn’t help snapping this photo of the Jimmy McNulty puppet when I finished it up. I am in love … Continue reading

Small Business Saturday November 30, 2013 11:16

Happy Small Business Saturday! I wanted to give a shout out to all of the amazing retailers who carry my work today and throughout the year. As you’re thinking about the perfect gift for the people in on your list … Continue reading

Look Who’s Back! November 22, 2013 08:00

Holiday goodies are back up in the shop. Like old friends, I love whipping these dudes up this time of year. Since most of my time is spent making puppets in people colors like tan and brown, it’s always a … Continue reading

Studio Lately November 15, 2013 08:00

Holiday prep is in full swing around here, though it’s counting less and less as prep these days and more, just, well, the holidays, I guess. The kick in the pants I gave myself to start early this year has left … Continue reading

Holiday Early Bird Sale November 04, 2013 08:00

I don’t do a whole lot of sales through the year, but if there’s one thing I’d love to encourage, it’s folks ordering early for the holidays. So, if a little felt something is on the Christmas list of somebody … Continue reading

Oh hey, I’m in Instagram. October 25, 2013 08:00

Alright, you guys, I’m officially one of the cool kids now (joining right before it becomes uncool, probably)– I’m now on Instagram at @littlefeltwonders. Come see my semi-regular pictures of work, play and the kiddo.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year October 11, 2013 08:00

As hard as it is to believe, the holidays are very nearly upon us. In an effort to be as prepared as possible this year, I started my holiday season prep at the end of August, writing up my goals … 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

More Puppets to Canada July 31, 2013 08:00

I’ve been hard at work for the past few weeks finishing up another big order for another new shop in Canada (!). One of the owners of Workshop Studio & Boutique and Flock Boutique in Ottawa, Ontario saw my puppets at Dots … Continue reading

Sunday Morning Studio July 21, 2013 10:20

What I’m working on today.  

Gone International! July 19, 2013 08:00

This post is a little overdue, but I wanted to give a shout out to my newest retail shop, Dots + Loops Handmade in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. Isn’t it the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? I’m super excited to … Continue reading

Tenenbaums Puppets, Then and Now June 25, 2013 08:00

The Royal Tenenbaums were the first character finger puppets I ever made. In case you don’t know the story, I started making puppets for my now 8-year-old nephew’s 2nd birthday. After trying out some animal designs for him (which he … Continue reading

New Puppet Display June 06, 2013 08:00

After a couple of years of faithful service, with a craft fair on the horizon in June I decided that it was time to rethink my puppet display. We created the chalkboard rotating display three or so years ago and … Continue reading