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My Batty Halloween

Halloween approaches, and that means one thing: making a cool costume for my eight-year-old. I’m under a bit of pressure. She knows I can make stuff. She has expectations. The hard part, for me, is balancing my perfectionist tendencies with creative work and my need to not spend 40-hours devoted to creating a work-of-art that […]

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New Website

Hooray for finishing things! We have been working on this website for much longer than I care to admit. I am sure there are some bugs that still need to be worked out, but it feels so good to be at this point! I have to say THANK YOU to Heather Topich, our touring coordinator […]

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Post-show Bliss

What a day! A rainy, dreary day, by all accounts, except that we were indoors performing at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for their Family Fun Day. We had a great audience: they were ready to have fun and interact. They even laughed at all our bad jokes. But the best part of the […]

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All About Felting

I have developed a passion for felting and natural fibers that my family, accurately, would likely describe as being borderline obsessive. My bookshelves are heaving from new purchases, my browser has bookmarked dozens of amazing sites, and I have been building up a stash of wool and felting materials…it just makes me giddy!

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About Our Staff

Company members are talented, quirky, and unique. Within these pages, we will share our thoughts on all the branches that life within a touring puppet company takes: working in the arts, building puppets, working with weird materials, parenting while being a working artist, homeschooling young children while on the road, traveling in close quarters, eating […]

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A Stinging Review

We had a great time last weekend at the Chesterfield Berry Farm where we performed puppet shows and ran a craft table. For the craft table, we had the children making their own unique chicken rod puppets. My youngest daughter was out (she is three), and even she made one of her very own chickens. […]

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