Thursday, July 31, 2014


When I was designing Steampunk Sue, this head was too small, so believing in the waste not want not theory, saved and decided to make into a toddler for daughters classroom. Bud is about the size of a 4 year old. Got his OshKosh overalls from thrift store. His shoes were pink,and had ink scribbles on them, so I dyed them red to cover that. For his legs I lightly stuffed and jointed at the knee, so when he's sitting his legs swing. Hands are articulated so he can hold crayons & books while in school.
His hair is fake fur. I found a baseball cap in dollar store just the right color for adding the symbol of the FSU Seminoles...Rachels Alma Mater. We tell everyone his mother is Steampunk Sue who met his father at Comic Con in Denver, who abandoned them, so Bud is going to live in Florida with Rachel where he knows he'll be loved & cared for.

Monday, July 7, 2014


Thought she would be a nice addition to daughter's classroom. I had made this puppet many years ago while still in Fla. but somehow lost most of the pattern, so had to start over. She is made so the mouth opens & the kids put pictures of the critters she swallows, then can see them through the window in her tummy. Kids love it. Now that I've worked out all the kinks will write up the pattern. Meanwhile have still been making more fairy doors as I'm really enjoying doing them! However we need to make a trip back to Fla., so trying to get things ready for that., ie. Old Lady to take with.
PS: The pattern is now available on SD&A will also publish sometime in the future.