I put on puppet shows at daycare centres and preschools. I mostly make my own puppets, but I do have some store bought ones. Here are some of the latest I’ve made.

Felt Puppets: rabbit, penguin, bear, giraffe, walrus, bird, by Franci

Felt Puppets: rabbit, penguin, bear, giraffe, walrus, bird


It sucks to be sick

I think on Thursday and Friday my son watched a lot of John Deere Earth Moving Machines, Max and Ruby and The Wiggles while I just lay down sick. But I felt better yesterday and got productive. I made a bonnet and got teased by family members that I was going to wear it. I do love the regency bonnet era as they all know but it’s a baby bonnet. I also made another pair of baby shoes to match it (since everyone loved the shoes I took to the baby shower last week) and I painted some stranger who offered me some points on deviant art for his portrait. I’m quite cheap sometimes! Here are the photos:

Watercolour Portrait of Kyle by Franci

12″ x 9″ Watercolour

Handmade flannel baby bonnet and shoes by Franci

Handmade flannel baby bonnet and shoes

A Cat Puppet

We celebrated my son’s birthday this past week-end and we put on a puppet show and we gave all the kids a puppet to take home. Here are some of the puppets we made.

Felt Puppets by Franci

Felt Puppets

Handmade Cat Felt Puppet by Franci

Cat Felt Puppet

Baby Shoes

I went to a baby shower today and I made these cute little shoes this morning. I can’t really say how long they took to make because I was constantly interrupted by my son, but they turned out to be easier to make than I thought.

Baby Shoes. Flannel

Baby Shoes. Flannel.


Puppet Theatre Completed

I finished this a month ago, in time for my son’s second birthday. Lesson learned: do not do a fairy tale for kids under 5. It will bore them, but other than that, our friends love our theatre.

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The New Theatre

I’ve go blisters on my hands and my back is sore from putting this thing together, but now I can’t wait to paint this and even use my oil paints again.  I should really have read the instructions before putting hinges in, I’m not a man!  I failed to read the instructions that said to drill a hole before screwing, and I swore and broke my hands and kicked and almost gave up.  Everything went so much smoother after I bothered to read the directions. Lesson learned. Hopefully.

Puppet Show Theatre

Puppet Show Theatre