Monday, November 24, 2008


Had the opportunity to participate in Onstage Atlanta's Festival of trees. Set-up was yesterday, and here's how it turned out! Here's hoping I sell some puppets!

Joy's Birthday cake!!

Saw this cake idea online, and had to make it for Joy's kitty themed sleepover party. We had 14 7 year old girls over, 8 spent the night. It was crazy and loud and chaotic and they had a blast! Here's the cake. They actually fought over who got which "poop" and everyone wanted extra "poop"......tootsie rolls, that is!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

New nose for George pup-pet

Here's my sweet cat checking out his twin....

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Here's George

This one didn't turn out quite as realistic as the first (Pippy), but still a nice resemblance!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Puppet construction

Here's the foam as I taped it to the sock. Wish I'd taken more pictures, but once I got going, it was done!

Finished cat puppet

Pippy, for to make!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A day in Pine Lake

Today I helped Janet steam clean, vacuum, move boxes, furniture, plants, relocate an empty aquarium...etc. (She's in the process of installing a new heating system and redoing the whole ceiling/walls in the living room. ) It was a lovely fall day, full of photo opportunities. The kitten "Peach" is too cute to ignore, and Max the cat is as friendly as ever. The wooden skeleton was photographed just as I found it, and the turntable green went so well with the surrounding plants. The apples are left-over from Halloween apple-bobbing. --H

Miss Edna's new sweater

I just love that toddler clothes fit puppets! Found this great Christmas sweater for Edna, and gave her new white gloves to match. Looks great for her Christmas show.....whatever that may be!

Monday, November 10, 2008


I told her to smile....this was what I got. She'd been grumpy all day!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Pastor Haco von Hacke retires

It's been a great 27 years at Messiah Lutheran church in Decatur! Today marked Pastor's last Sunday before he retires. He'll be back once more for our Christmas eve service. We will miss him and his lovely wife and son!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Brownie field trip

We all went to Yellow River Game Ranch today. I had so much fun with the animals, I barely got photos of the girls.....Here's the first collage featuring the crazy animals!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

History center part two...

This is the Tullie Smith House 1845. There were lots of buildings to explore, animals to see, and a lovely guided tour of the house itself. Here's a few photos.

Trip to the Atlanta History center

It's the day before my birthday and we went to see the Henson exhibit! We didn't get there till almost 4, and it closes at 5:30. Cost 40 bucks to get us all in, so we were determined to get our money's worth! We did a tour of the Tullie Smith farm for 30 minutes, then ran back in to see the Henson stuff. With our final few moments, we dashed around to the other exhibits and got a quick peek at most everything. (Skipped the golf themed one....sorry dad!) I snapped a few pics before I saw the "DONT" sign.....couldn't bear to erase them:) Here's the Henson stuff, farm pics up next!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Atlanta puppetry guild meeting

I had the pleasure of being the hostess tonight! A good time was had by all! ( and Joy enjoyed giving tours of her castle themed room!) I hope I can keep the house this clean for a while......:)