Saturday, August 3, 2013

The Peter's Puppets Hand-Made Puppet (Virtual) Museum

My stash of hand-made (not by me) puppets is getting pretty ridiculous.  This weekend's garage sale haul has already added to it quite a bit.  If I was a well-organized "collector" I'd have these all in glass cases, displayed nicely, etc.  But that's probably not going to happen.  So let's consider this the virtual Hand-Made Puppet Museum, curated by me.  Like my Peanuts Statue post, I'll add to this one as new acquisitions are made.

Vegetable Gnome
 (discussed in an earlier post)
eBay purchase from years ago

Nightmare Army Jacket Man
(discussed in an earlier post)
eBay purchase from years ago

Kermit
(discussed in an earlier post)
Etsy purchase 2013

Oscar the Grouch
(discussed in an earlier post)
Etsy purchase 2013

Count von Count
(discussed in an earlier post)
Etsy purchase 2013

Freddie the Frog
knitted
garage sale purchase 2013

Alligator
knitted
garage sale purchase 2013

Cookie Monster
At first glance, this seems like a mass-manufactured, store-bought puppet.  And, yes, I believe it once was.  But while I was repairing a rip along the side-seam, I noticed that the fabric was going the wrong way (against the "straight of goods"), it was sewn with some kind of fishing line or something, the mouth seemed odd, and there were little felt "claws."  I think that the original puppet fell apart, and someone recycled the eyes and mouth to re-create a Cookie Monster puppet.
garage sale purchase 2013

Prince
made by fellow Etsy seller/Puppetsian Agnes Abraham at AgneShop
 Etsy purchase 2012

Kindly Dragon?
papier mache head
eBay purchase from years ago

Monkey
papier mache head
eBay purchase from years ago

Gnome
carved wooden head
purchased in Paris 2001

Elephant
garage sale purchase 2013







2 comments:

  1. They are cute! Oscar the grouch is my favorite. Nightmare army jacket man looks cute but scary as well. You've got a lot of them and they're handmade. Cool! I like puppets but i only have three. You can already do a puppet show with all these handmade puppets of yours.

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