Vegetable and Fruit Medley

Say hello to a few new puppet friends! Crabby Apple, Starfruit Butt and Carrot Cakes.  These puppets are great for any stage production that needs a little extra pizzaz, for children, school plays or for an healthy eating advocacy group.  Use them to get your kids excited about their veggies!

They came with me to the park last week, and we had some fun with friends. Check it out!

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Kiwi Time!



Welcome to the world, giant kiwi!  I love getting custom commissions and stretching my brain to make shapes and designs HUGE!  You can get your own Giant Kiwi Pillow at my Etsy Store.  I am working on making a slightly smaller, simpler one for customers with smaller Giant Fruit budgets.



This one is pretty big– 18 inches long, 12 inches wide, 8 inches tall and 34 inches at the “waistline”.  Only weighs a pound, though.  The flat top of the kiwi is made of green and white fleece, and I free-hand(?) machine-stitched the veins around the core.  All the seeds were stitched on by hand, and I used the Henson Stitch to sew the furry peel to the green center.  I finished it off by using a tiny pick to tease out all the fur fibers from each seam, mostly covering any trace of joinings.


Mother’s Day: Give a special starry sky to someone you love

My mom is just pure genius when it comes to crafty things, and she is really the lovely inventor of the Sky On My Birth locket.  I’m just the artisan, really.  Just in time for Mother’s Day, you can order a custom-painted locket with the stars visible on your birthday, someone else’s birthday, heck, for any day.  It is as specific to the minute and the nearest city.

It’s as simple as telling me where the giftee was born, the birthday and, if known, what time she was born.  This makes a beautiful gift for new mothers and experienced mothers.  It can be a reminder to someone how special your life became when they came into it.

Painting the latest order: the stars above Prince Edward Island, 1987.

You will find a pendant like this no where else.  For domestic shipping, the last day to order in time for Mother’s Day is Tuesday, May 8th.  Each pendant is hand-painted with YOUR specified star chart, so I need at least a day to make it and let it dry before shipping.  If you are interested, click here.  If you have any questions, you can leave them in the comments or send me a conversation through Etsy.