Friday, November 14, 2014

My Nephew's drawing...

 ...Which my girlfriend turned into a plush toy.

Click here for the whole story.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sheep Puppet

A friend of mine asked if I could help her little girl make a puppet for school. I have to make a sheep, a goat and a wolf. It's just a children's project, so the materials are minimal, whatever you find around the house. So I used a white sock, cotton balls for the curls around the head, some scrap bits of felt and fur, tons of hot glue, and my girlfriend's skills with a sewing needle. (thanks sweetie)

Saturday, November 3, 2007


and what a nut he is! Just look at his crazy crooked eyes. He is made from a real coconut that I took from my girlfriend. She made coconut bread and used the coconut milk to make goat curry. I couldn't just let a perfectly good hollowed out coconut go to waste. That is one of the things about puppet making, any piece of garbage is seen as potential puppet material.
F.Y.I; the bread and the curry were SPECTACULAR!

Thursday, November 1, 2007


He is still not done. I gave him shoulders though, so at least now his shirt stays on. I still have to make arms, right now his sleeves are empty, it's kinda creepy. But check out his awesome bolo tie!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

pin head

No, he is not sewn together yet. I simply pinned the fur and eyes in place just to get a sense of what he will look like, and to figure out where to place his eyes.

Puppet Experiment #2

I started on my second puppet before I even finished my first, The Texas Chili Cook. I bought some green foam from the craft store. It's not the same as the reticulated foam that I used on my first puppet, but it worked just as well. On a whim, I decided to give this puppet lips, mostly because I had a sheet of pink foamies sheets. I like the feel of the foamies sheets better than felt material, and wanted to see if it would make decent lips. It does. This puppet is going to be covered entirely in purple fur, that much I do know. But I did not do any sketches before hand of this character, I want to build him spontaneously.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


A big thank you goes out to the guys at PROJECT PUPPET. They were the inspiration that led me to build my own puppet in the first place, and now they added a blog entry with some kind words for me and the Texas Chili Cook.
Thanks guys!