Thursday, April 26, 2012

Pattern & Paper Bag Puppets

Someone asked about the round knitted dishcloth & if there was a pattern.............this is the free pattern that I used.... you can find it here at Mielke's Fiber Arts.

I had pulled out my brown paper lunch bags because I remembered Sandee talking about the little mini scrap albums made out of lunch bags & I had a notion to make one or two just for fun. Well, who would've thought that my TEEN-AGERS would have been so thrilled to find these brown paper bags? I came downstairs yesterday morning to find these creations sitting on my craft table. I forget who the dude in green is....Jon made him & he told me who it was, but I can't remember. Alli did the awesome Harry Potter puppet.
 Michael had started this whole business of puppet-making when he found the paper bags. He made a Frankenstein. Then my camera batteries died & I didn't get a picture of the finished product.
They were still in creative mode yesterday afternoon. Alli made this one of Jamie Hyneman from the Myth Busters. Isn't he just the coolest?!
And lastly, another one of my scrappy projects from yesterday. I THINK, if I've counted correctly, that this is my 15th layout for this me the number of entries I need to get my name in the hat for the end-of-the-month prize drawing over at Cookin' Up Creations. This sketch also came with the challenge to use alphas & alter them in some way. I had seen this technique on another blog & loved it....have been waiting for just the right project to use it on & this was it. I took some old alphas.....where some of them had been used & others were kinda wonked up......I cut the size I needed for my photo mat & then I just used my finger to finger paint some off-white acrylic paint all over them. I also used my scissors & scuffed up the edges & then inked them. How's that for altering my alphas?! I love how it turned out!!

1 comment:

Sandee said...

What a fun blog entry! The puppets are great and I love your LO. Too much fun!!!