Those little rascals have finally decided to let me put them in my store. Be sure to check them out.
I know how hard it can be to have children home all day, bored, underfoot, and needing constant attention. But we need to keep ourselves safe and safety is always first. That includes socially distancing ourselves from others. So, I’m trying to update my online store with all the items I have at the Cooperstown Farmer’s Market while I can’t be there in person. Keep checking it out so you can order new toys and puppets for your children as you need to give them new toys to change things up. My toys are always intended to help with imaginative play which children truly enjoy on their own, or as a parent or babysitter watch. Imaginative play is important to children as they work out things that are affecting them. Don’t be alarmed if you children start playing games that have sickness as a part of the game. They are hearing things about COVID-19 and so this issue is on their minds. Give them the tools to play out the games (issues) they need to express.
Here are some new items in my store or coming online in the next few days. I will be adding many more items and will give you a view here over the next days and weeks.
Coming to my store soon are these hairy monsters. They are actually very cute and not at all scary. These are moving-mouth puppets; easy to use by both child and adult. Rainbow is my favorite, having hair so long it swings like a flapper dress when twisting. Ralph, the blue puppet and Roberta, the pink puppet are best of buddies with Rainbow. All three would make a nice puppet show of the most goofy, happy, silly kind. They love to sing!
Walden is busy planting all the herbs and medicinal plants in his garden. He also spends many hours combing the hills and brooks, looking for wild plants to add to his collection. He’s a busy wizard at this time of year!!!
Some of my puppets have arrived in France and some are on their way!! Lucky puppets.
Puppeteer Nicolas Bernard is busy performing in France. Check out his Facebook page (Niko et ses puppets). See what puppets are getting ready for the trip below. There is a fairy, an elf, a gnome, a wizard and twin witches. More to come!
Mouth puppets have entered the store in a big way. They came along, one by one, first the bunnies, followed by the puppies. Then suddenly there were monkeys, chimps, dragons, unicorns, pigs, giraffes and more. Take a look at these fellas!
three puppies together
As you can see, all the mouth puppets are quite happy! They are great toys for toddlers and teens alike. Even grandmas and grandpas have fun with these!
I always find that I need to get organized after the Christmas rush. My workshop was in chaos and I needed to take stock of all the bits and pieces of supplies I still had on hand. Surprise, surprise. There, under the pile of faux fur and yarn was a pixie next. The little fellas flew out and landed on a basket I had just put out.
The little guys were soon followed by a group of flower fairies.
Luckily, they are all fond of helping. We organized the flowers and embroidery floss in no time, I hope you find pixies and fairies in your house when you clean.
Every home needs a fairy house. Especially if you have noticed that you have a fairy or two wandering about your house looking for a place to live.
Often, house fairies will get into the flour bag, thinking it is filled with warm snow. They do love to scatter ‘snow’ around the shelves and counter tops, making your house look like a winter scene.
You may notice the remains left by a fairy who found the chocolate chips! Fairies love chocolate. However, they may just live in the bag of chips until the morsels are nearly gone. That can lead to a fat fairy flying around the house bumping into vases of flowers or nick-knacks, knocking them over. They like to make you blame the cat and they hide in the shelves laughing as you scold Fluffy.
They will also eat the candy from a candy dish, drop bits of fluff on a newly vacuumed rug, toss papers from pile of filing onto the floor, and splash water around sinks. Fairies with no house of their own are always playing tricks.
Of course, if things go missing, like keys or glasses, you may think it is your own forgetfulness. This is common mischief that house fairies play on their humans. You need a fairy house in your home. Find, buy or make a little house that you place on your bookshelf or windowsill. Contented fairies seldom get into the flour, chocolate chips or candy. You may find that your keys and glasses don’t get lost as easily. The rugs stay clean longer; the water seldom splashes onto the floor. And, if, after you have provided a nice home for them, you find the mischief continues, place a second fairy house somewhere in your home. You may have more than one fairy!
It has been a very busy summer and I have neglected my website. I’m sorry to all of you who hoped to see all the new puppets. So here are a few new ones who are obviously enjoying the change of seasons. They always love the bright colors of fall. Elwen tend to like to dress up for any occasion. The change of season, the change of weather, or the change of a meal! They also love to disguise themselves as part of the scenery, so autumn offers some of the most beautiful colors they use in their camouflage.
Of course, the wizards tend to like wearing their traditional outfits. That way everyone knows they are wizards. Otherwise, when they are bumbling around the village, the elwen may mistake them for librarians or shoemakers!
Even Hootie the owl has been showing off his new hairstyle. Silly old bird.