Well here they are, the cable shoulder puppets I described in my last post. They are made from sculpy polemer clay for the the head, and legs, rabbit fur for the body, feather for wings and accents, they have marble for eyes and stiffened felt in areas, and jewelery accents for collars and bracelet.
They work by a cable system attached inside the body the make the head move up, down, and side to side. The movement is very life like and really neat to observe. I saw these awesome creatures on a site and couldn't afford the price, though I took some consideration to have one made was in my mind.
So I made my own version,these are in no way to copy the original ones. My puppets are sculpted differently and from different clay material, they use something like an acrylic wood material for the originals I saw on a website: http://www.fantasypuppets.com/.
The puppets on this site are called woodbabies, and are found at several renaissance faires, festivals, and conventions all over the US. I do have plans to have a puppet special made by the same company, its going to be a unicorn puppet made in my heraldry colors, as soon as it all passes through. So for right now my homemade version's will suffice the children of the local shire. Also I plan on using them in my Puppet research paper as a form of modern version and show the progression from Puppet and Marionette origin.
I do have some plans for the dollhouse, the puppets were a light side project. Setting things aside when I have time with projects lets me get a new approach to them when I return back to them, this prevents monotomy and boredom with topics. So I right now I have plans to put the stained glass in soon and finish the details on the center tower like painting, that is most of the construction portion. After that there is lots of embroidery projects to decorate the inside of the castle. So soon will be time to storm the castle, again.
A Busy Bee,