Panda Bear Puppet

I recently switched to a new position at my job which requires me to travel to the office. I don’t have a lot of free time right now so I may not have as many posts this month.

Here is a panda bear hand puppet, hope you enjoy it!

Hook Size Matters

I know this is pretty obvious that different size hooks result in different sized creations, but when you are switching hook sizes for the many projects you are working on, sometimes you realize too late… the best part is that the hook I was using has the rubber handle and the one I should have been using doesn’t so you would have thought I would have noticed before I made 5 of them!

Luckily the difference in the hook size is only .75 MM difference, so I decided not to remake them.

This is the result, the one on the left (the smaller one) is the size I intended it to be and the right almost seems twice the size, to accommodate for this, I made sure the body on the bigger one wasn’t too large so that it wouldn’t fall off your finger.

I am thinking it would be fun to experiment with a variety of different hook sizes just to see the difference they would make when using the same yarn.

Peter Pan Finger Puppets

My family is participating in the community play, Peter Pan, and my sister-in-law gave me the idea to make some little finger puppets that were related to the play.

I was uncertain if I wanted to do finger puppets, I was thinking that they may have not turned out well or they would take a long time to make. After playing around and trying a few things I really like the way these ones turned out. They did not take a lot of time to make and even though they are they did take some experimenting with some different designs I made, I think they are really cute!

So far I have created:

  • Captain Hook (I used an earring for his hook)
  • Smee
  • Peter Pan
  • Wendy (I switched her hair to be darker
  • Tinker Bell

I am sure there will be more coming soon!

**I do not claim these characters as my own however I created all of the pieces for each characters, of course they are not perfect and feedback is appreciated!

**I did also use safety eyes for these puppets so they can be a potential choking hazard for very little children.