Friday, December 12, 2008

Finger Puppet Pandemonium!

Ok, I'm really getting the finger puppet bug! Dan better get that puppet stage made! If you'll notice my WIP's bars, they have grown exponentially. These little guys are so fast to whip up, I'm hoping to knock them out fairly quickly, so I just opened projects for all of them and am going to take them out one at a time!

I started the Fairy Tale Finger Puppets last night. I've got the dragon and knight done so far. The knight is TOO cute! I'm hoping to finish the noble steed and damsel tonight. I may also do a king, queen, and ogre (and eventually probably donkey and Fiona, too.) That way, they can have a Shrek set. (Ari LOVES Shrek.)

I've got a ghost, witch, and scarecrow pattern. I think I'll do a Dorothy, Tin Man, and Lion to go along with those, so they'll have a Wizard of Oz set. (Ari LOVES Wizard of Oz.)

The Farmyard Finger Puppets are cute! I might add a cow, just to round out the bunch. Of course, when I saw the pattern for Small Bob, I had to add that! How can we have finger puppets without our Sway? (yup, we have a Boston Terrier, just like Bob!) Then that got me thinking, how cool would it be for the kids to each have a finger puppet of themselves!?!

Of course, I've got the Puppet Pal grown ups! You can't have Ron, Harry, and Hermione without Voldy, Dumbledore, and Snape! I might have to do a Prof. McGonnagal, Hagrid, Hedwig, Malfoy, Luna....ok, you get the picture. (And yes, again Ari LOVES HP....yes, Ari is a couch potato, for anyone wondering!)

I also added the Little Red Riding Hood topsy-turvy doll I've had queued forever. I'm going to make it a touch bigger because I'm going to use the Red Heart stash. I had a topsy-turvy Red when I was a little girl, though she is made out of fabric and about a foot tall. She had Red on one end, and you flip her over for Granny, and if you pull the hat towards Granny's face and turn it around, you have the wolf in Granny's clothes! I've still got her in the attic. She's kind of threadworn, so I didn't give her to the girls because I knew she wouldn't make it! I also added the baby Triceratops because Charlie doesn't really need any of the plastic junk toys that are out there, but he still needs a little bit of a stocking stuffer, so a little soft baby dino for him to play with is just perfect!

I was also tagged by Erika over at Inspired Mama Musings for a meme:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they've been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

1. I share a birthday with one of my great-grandmas (and was born a day before my dad's cousin. We were in the nursery at the hospital together and went to high school together!)

2. My mom wanted to name me Wendy, but didn't want me to get made fun of because of the fast food restaurant, so changed it to Michelle after the Beatles song. (And my middle name, Renee, was taken after my oldest cousin. Her daughter also has it, and it's Arianna's middle name. Melodie's middle name is Rose shared with my mom, one of her sisters, and one of my cousins, but it gave her my initials.)

3. Other than my family and crafting, Art and Music are 2 of my passions (hence Melodie's name, and we were considering naming Ari, Aria, but figured people would butcher the pronunciation, so went with Arianna which also means silvery, and she was our "second".) In my brief stint in college, I was an Art and French double major, and I can't wait for the day I can get an easel to paint again!

4. Speaking of French, I went to France, love it, miss it, and dearly want to go again! I drug the group of friends I was with all over Paris until we found Pere Lachaise Cemetery to visit Jim Morrison's grave!! We also got to go to Giverny to Claude Monet's house and see the Japanese Bridge and where he painted Waterlilies. We also went to Normandy to the American cemetery and our crazy little group braved the threat of wild boars to go down to the beach where the soldiers landed.

5. I'm an only child, and I hate it! I vowed to never have an only child. (And incidentally always wanted 2 boys and 2 girls!)

6. In high school, I was in charge of wardrobe for our sophomore musical, "Oklahoma!"; was a prop person junior year for "Grease"; and head prop person senior year for "Barnum."

Ok, now since I know most of you just did the 7 things, I'm not going to have many people to tag. But, I will tag Five Left Feet, Daisy Mum, and CiCi!


Anonymous said...

OMG!!! Look at you go, woman! And you call yourself a procrastinator. Procrastinators around the world will kick your ass for saying you're in their ranks. Well, they will whenever they get around to it.

Anonymous said...

Oh - and I forgot to say, if you really want to piss Ari off, make the entire cast of Little House on the Prairie finger puppets.

Anonymous said...

Since I'm hogging all your comment space, I'll let you know my meme is up.

Jennifer said...

Wow, that is a lot of finger puppets! I've always thought those topsy-turvy dolls are cute, though at the moment I don't have a kid to make one for.

Also, your trip to France sounds awesome!

Daisy mum said...

Yea I did it. My randomness is posted for all to see!! Thanks that was fun!!

Lauria @ Brackenbury Lane said...

I can't wait to see pictures!!!!!

erika~ the inspired mama said...

the finger puppets are fabulous!!

your list was really fun to read :) i wannna visit france!!