Our Mission

Welcome to my blog where I chronicle my efforts in designing and building puppets and their worlds. My hope is that I will contribute to the art of puppetry as I use it to lift up the name of Jesus.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Since it has been more than three years since my last post most of you will have figured out that I am not actively involved in puppet building and design.  Work and other interests now occupy my time.

I am gratified that many still find this blog helpful. For this reason I have chosen to leave it in place. I will however not be answering inquiries for an indefinite period of time.

Also, the computer on which all my pattern files were stored has crashed, the hard drive bit the dust. For this reason I am unable to share any of my patterns. If you want one of these patterns there are members of the puppetsandstuff.com community that have the patterns and they are free to share them with you.

Blessing and enjoy your puppets.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sorry I've been away so long...

I just wanted to post to let people know that I haven't dropped off the face of the earth. My absence here in the blog is part of some changes that have come into my life in the past months. My responsibilities at home and at work have multiplied taking over much of the time I have for puppets. I also have some quasi-puppet interests that are taking up sometime in preping for puppet projects.

That being said I am still interested in puppets and I am pretty prompt in answering emails and the like. I still plan to post any projects when I am able to get to them.

Until then...


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Prairie Dog Pattern

I am happy to offer the complete pattern for the Prairie Dog. When combined with the tutorial I've posted on YouTube you have everything you need to make you very own Prairie Dog. Or you could get creative and make some kind of other creature.

I'm asking $15.00 USD.

To order email me at bashfulpuppet@gmail.com. I will send you a reply via Paypal with instructions for payment and when I have recieved payment I will email you the pattern.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Prairie Dog Build Videos on YouTube

I'm pleased to announce that I have completed and posted a video tutorial for the building of one of my prairie dogs. Below I have embeded the first of that series.

Let me know what you think.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I've been at work in the Bashful Puppet workshop, otherwise known as my dining room, and have finished the three prairie dogs that are going to star in the Prairie Dog parables puppet show I'm currently writing.

Their names are Grandpa Horowitz, the green one with the beard, Jessie, the purple one, and Davie, the orange one.

The next character I will build is a grumpy Wood Chuck named chuck and then a little field mouse name Morgy

Monday, November 16, 2009

Round Head Building Video Tutorial

Several have asked questions regarding the construction of the round head puppet pattern. Below I have uploaded a video briefly describing how to put the head together and measure the mouth.

If this does not answer your questions send me an email at bashfulpuppet@gmail.com and I'll be glad to help you further.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Microphone Problems

I started building the next two puppets today and was recording the whole process with my web cam. I had recorded the assembly of the entire foam construction before I realized that the microphone had been turned off. So I had video and no sound.

This is what I have decided to do. I am going to be building a wood chuck next and the body is very similar to that of the prairie dog so I will now record the build process for the wood chuck.

Sorry about the change of plans but that's the way the ball bounces some times.