Vintage Puppet–The Quagga










This is a sweet vintage puppet my husband got me for Christmas off of Etsy. She is a funny little half-striped zebra, but being only half-covered in stripes, I am tempted to call her a Quagga.


Long leave of absence hopefully over!

Dear friends, thank you for tuning in to this blog when you do. I have not only been busy these past few months, but I have been afflicted with an illness called Graves’ Disease. Essentially it is something going on in my body,possibly my thyroid, that is making my eyes cross, causing terrible double vision and a very wacked-out physical appearance, to be honest. And you know, working close up on things with sewing, and drawing, and especially typing long things to read, got, well, difficult. I hope you understand. But thanks to some strong medications I seemto be getting better ad I feel like writing again.

Since we are approaching Christmas, I thought I would share with you a terrific yet haunting video of a parade of Krampuses. Magnificent costumes on these guys..just look at the variety! My only lament is the use of so much real animal material.

I ย wish my Halloween employer, Netherworld, could host some sort of mini-festival of this sort, given that we have several fine Krampuses in our stable of costumed characters. ๐Ÿ™‚



Puppatoons Christmas Card/Ornament Fun!

Meet Toffee, Treacle, Nutmeg and Fruitcake!

If you received a Puppatoons Christmas card, then you knew to come here to check out the other three of four designs! If you would like to save these to your computer and print them out to make more ornaments for your tree, here you go!

( I tinted the colored ones with colored pencil instead of art markers, so that they might look similar to the way kids might color them with crayons)