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Last Build Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2015 20:52:12 +0000

 



Pete and Penelope

Wed, 07 Jan 2015 20:52:12 +0000

It feels like forever since I last updated this blog. 2014 was a whirlwind of a year with lots of crazy activity–both personally and professionally. But the Thistledown Puppets blog is now back for 2015–and with an amazing new project! … Continue reading



New Batch of Thistledown Puppets for Sale!

Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:17:15 +0000

We’ve gotten a jump on our annual Spring Cleaning and would like to see some puppets go to good homes where they will be used and enjoyed. They are for sale on a first come, first serve basis at prices … Continue reading



Lil’ Beards

Thu, 03 Oct 2013 20:18:32 +0000

I’ve always toyed around with the idea of opening an Etsy shop to explore some fun things on the side. Well a couple of weeks ago, that became a reality. I combined my love of puppets with my enjoyment of … Continue reading



Meet Dr. Antoine Patterson

Tue, 24 Sep 2013 16:06:52 +0000

I recently had the privilege of working again with Ramon Ramirez of Smarty Cartoons and Teacher Toons. This time we developed the principal from his Teacher Toons world, Dr. Antoine Patterson. I love Ramon’s style–I think it translates very well … Continue reading



Lilly the Lash puppets

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:10:41 +0000

This summer, we were commissioned to build puppets for the staging of a children’s book called “Lilly the Lash and the Garden Gathering” by Julie Woik and Marc Tobin . There were three puppets: a large sunflower, a small spider, … Continue reading



Thistledown puppets (and puppet parts) for sale! PRICE REDUCED

Wed, 24 Jul 2013 20:56:09 +0000

Most people do Spring cleaning, but here at Thistledown Puppets, we do Summer cleaning. As part of that, and to make room in the constantly expanding workshop, we’re selling several puppets. This is your chance to own a Thistledown puppet … Continue reading



Leo and Friends

Thu, 30 May 2013 13:37:20 +0000

Last year, I worked with Rob Whent, President and CEO of Think-2-Learn to develop a cast of puppet characters for an upcoming project titled “Leo and Friends”. I had built the Leo alien puppet a few years back and he … Continue reading



Beyond the Sock Puppetry Worshop

Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:24:51 +0000

Exciting news! There is a new workshop coming to North Texas this summer–Beyond the Sock: Puppetry for Television and Film. Are you interested in learning what it takes to design, build and perform with puppets like those used in some … Continue reading



Rabbit Magicians

Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:04:00 +0000

Walter and Weatherby. These are two rabbit magicians that I built last summer for Kids on the Move in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Fun characters.



Victorian Vultures

Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:34:00 +0000

I was pleased to work again with Kids on the Move in Tulsa, Oklahoma to bring two new characters to life. These vultures are loosely patterned after the Thenardiers from Les Miserables. I’m looking forward to seeing these two in … Continue reading