Brooklyn came home from school one day and handed me this "pattern"...
...and this head.
It was in a paper bag.
A head in a bag.
It was a little creepy to say the least.
(The kids made the heads at school and after seeing them I have to say that this one is a little less disturbing than most.)
There was also a letter asking me to make this head into a puppet.
Had this stuff come home to me last year, you would have found me in the fetal position, crying and rocking back and forth in the corner.
Yep. I would have been terrified!
Reason #237 why I am glad that I learned to sew.
Being the procrastinator that I am,
I waited until the night before it was due to get started.
I stayed up until about 2:30 AM, sewing, cursing, seam ripping,
and sewing some more...It was a LONG night!
I changed up the pattern and ended up with something that I think turned out pretty cute.
This picture makes it look a little wonky,
but it was just my stellar late night photography skills.
Yeah, I thought so.
I did a gathered skirt with an apron...
...and a flat felled seam on the skirt.
Here she is with her head glued on.
I tried using a hot glue gun at first, but the glue kept cooling before I could get the fabric slipped over the neck, so I ended up using my trusty E6000 glue and it worked great!
Okay, so her hair is a little sad looking,
but it was 2 AM at this point and I was high from the E6000 fumes.
Hmmm...maybe I will make the poor dear a bonnet. ;)
Brooklyn was so happy with her and wanted to have a little photo shoot with her Gretel puppet before they went off to school together.
Brooklyn and Gretel.
Brooklyn is a 2nd grader in a 2nd/3rd combo class,
so this year she gets to be a part of this 3rd grade project.
Next year when she is in 3rd grade and does this,
I will be much more prepared and my puppet will be way sicker(in the good way).
And maybe, just maybe, I will start on it before the last minute next year
I doubt it;)
Why do in advance, what I can stay up really late to do the night before?
Have you ever made a puppet?
Any tips to help me make next years puppet ridiculously amazing?
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