Isobel has already replaced Rabbit Glove Puppet and she will be listed on Etsy after we've completed this post.
As you can see, some have neckwear, others do not. The neckwear is different - to differentiate them as boys and girls. Boys have stocks, or neckties: the girls have collars, on which Isobel has embroidered dots and crosses, and because they are intended as Christmas presents or Stocking Stuffers (whatever that means!), the colours Isobel used for the colours are bright, festive ones - reds, greens, yellows and in the case of Fox Glove Puppet, they are blue and purple decorative additions.
So, the first Glove Puppet to be featured in this blog is the one on the left - Golden Teddy (Etsy Listing #82953359). He has appeared in a previous blog, when Isobel first told you about the original Bear Puppets patients in the ColdhamCuddlies Soft Toy Clinic (Etsy Listing #79124185). But, in case you can't remember - or cannot be bothered to look for the photograph - here he is again, but this time the picture is taken outside in the garden here:
|(Etsy Listing 82953359)|
All the Glove Puppets are the same size in the hand area, but their head dimensions do vary because they have different shaped ears and faces. The bear puppets, because Bears look more complete with them, have paw pads made of suedette. The others do not, because when Isobel pinned them on, they did not look right! However, if anyone buying any Puppets lacking these additional features - but wants them - of course Isobel will be happy to add them. The hand area of the puppets are 9-1/2 inches (20 cms) wide and 13-3/4 inches (35 cms) long from shoulder to hem. The hems are bound with cotton seam binding and all the finger guides are cardboard, covered with calico - to keep the polyester fibre stuffing used in each head from being pulled through when being played with. That does mean that the Puppets are not washable, but could certainly be dry-cleaned if they got very dirty. But then, I am sure whoever becomes a Forever Friend of a Puppet would not make them dirty in the first place!
The next Puppet to be introduced is Fox Glove Puppet (Etsy Listing #82957532)- who has a white felt collar decorated with purple dots and blue crosses. Here is a picture of her:
|Fox Puppet, with hand inside|
|The hand inside Panda is a man's big hand which just fits!|
Sitting next to Rabbit Puppet is the Puppet which looks a little bit like me. He's a Brown Bear Puppet (Etsy Listing #82955598), and together with Golden Teddy will be given away (or a replica of them will be) to a children's hospital or hospice, once Ed Ted's Best Friend has decided where they will be sent. He has paw pads made of light beige felt, because the suedette would not show up very well. The two bear puppets don't have neckwear, because they were made from the composite of the two original home made puppets who were Soft Toy Clinic patients, and they had pads, but no neckwear. The ties and collars are Isobel's additions - and I like them. Hope you all do too!
|The lady' whose hand is moving Brown Bear had her spectacles round her neck at the time!|
|(Etsy Listing #82961072)|