When I first heard about the designer challenge, I jumped on it as fast as I could. I love jumping out of the box, and designing plushies offers so much opportunity to do so, but I knew that if I was going to stand up with these talented ladies, I was going to really bring my "A" game. I had to not just think outside of the box, I had to push my comfort zone completely and I believe I have with this new design. I had to give these critters a chance to dance!
This is Madame DePoppet the Marionette, my first marionette pattern, She is a lanky 16" tall and is made from both minky and quilter's cotton. Her pattern also includes an easy tutorial on building the puppeteering set up.
As my children were testing out my first trials it quickly became clear to me that kid' s plus toys on strings equal a big tangled mess and not very easy to cuddle with. This is when my husband came to the rescue and helped me figure out how to give her strings without being tied down.
Madame DePoppet will be available at the NimblePhish Craftsy shop Tuesday after 2pm (Pacific).
Be sure to enter to win your very own copy by entering the giveaway below!
I've had my nose to the grindstone lately and I think it's time to come up for air, even if it's just a short breath.
I am quite proud of all my hard work and the newest patterns to join the NimblePhish family.
It started with Chip, then Cassandra surprised me.
What also surprised me was how much fun I had making their little clothes. I'm not much for clothing design, it just doesn't resonate with me the way softies do. This time was different and I see a lot of cute little clothing sets in the future for these two.