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hazzards of finding puppet parts  (Read 13172 times)
« on: January 19, 2009, 12:22:15 pm »

I have to share this story with all of you. My husband and I were in a second hand store a while back and we bought a cheep old toy -a Yano interactive story toy. web.media.mit.edu/~stefanm/yano/pictures/toy.jpg
I thought the eyes would be great for puppet eyes and possibly the hands and feet as well.  Well the other day I did surgery on Yano. I peeled back his vinyl skin and took out his eyes - they are beautiful by the way - and tried to remove his hands and feet with no success so I placed him at the top of the stairs to bring down to my husbands workshop to see if I could have any more luck with removing the hands and feet.  Well later that night I heard a strange noise, my dogs started barking at the stairs.  I didn't think anything of it till a bit later when I opened the door to bring Yano downstairs.  He had "thrown himself" down the stairs and was laying at the bottom of the stairs, his eyeless face gazing up at me. I have to admit it was a bit creepy - my son says I should not leave him alone in the workshop with all the tools!! Makes me think twice about putting those eyes into a puppet!!  Yano was creepy in his normal state I really can't imagine a child thinking it was a cute little toy!!
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2009, 02:28:47 pm »

Eye, eye, eye, the title of this post should be "The HORRARS of finding puppet parts." Thanks for sharing it took me back to the creepy gypsay puppet videos from halloween. http://au.youtube.com/user/lettameout
Always nice to get a shiver down the spine, especially seeing it's 37 degrease here in sunny OZ today. Berrr...
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2009, 08:49:39 pm »

Yikes, thats scary  Shocked

" Hi, I'm Chucky. Wanna play? Friends till the end."

Just keep a G.I. Joe doll close by. He should be albe to keep you safe.

« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2009, 07:21:48 am »

That's Action Figure, boys don't play with dolls (of course they don't sew either) anyway I'm not sure G.I Joe can be trusted.-Macho Monkey
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2009, 07:40:45 am »

My family had a horrific experience with those dolls. Believe me it wasn't nice!

Every object that you take to your home, you have to know what it is (Its no to be superticius, but like always, think work in your mind) A lot of the dolls or objects that many people buy and use are offered in satanic sections (Of course for one good reason).

Just know what exactly to taking to your home!

« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2009, 08:52:32 am »

That's Action Figure, boys don't play with dolls (of course they don't sew either) anyway I'm not sure G.I Joe can be trusted.-Macho Monkey

....um,...I sew, what are you telling me???
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2009, 06:10:15 am »

LJ - There's probably a logical explanation to what happened with your Yano doll.  A the same time the story is kind of creepy.

Sonny - I'm not sure how to take Confused Monkey's post either.  While I certainly sew more frequently now that I build puppets, my mom taught me to sew when I was a kid.
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2009, 06:32:14 am »

You have to teach your kids everything, even to sew!
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2009, 07:03:49 am »

I taught my sons how to sew too!!  In fact my oldest son is much better with a sewing machine than I am! My youngest has even mended something for his girlfriend which makes me wonder why his girlfriends mom did not teach her how to use a needle and thread!! Huh?
StiqPuppet Productions
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2009, 10:14:58 am »

I always tell people that I have more mileage on my sewing machine than my car.  icon_lol

Daryl H
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2009, 07:31:23 am »

Now wouldn't it be kind of hard to make a decent puppet if you didn't sew? I assumed you allsewed when I Wrote that. I learned to sew despite the grief I was given over it. I  give puppets away to my church and here snide comments about how I sew better than a woman. I was also one of the first kids to own a G.I. Joe and be tormented for playing with a doll. In short, I was kidding. Apparently it was taken the wrong way and I apologize for any bad feelings I may have caused. I just want to feel like part of the group.
(For the record I don't care if boys play with dolls or not. I understand it may help them to be a better father Someday.
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2009, 08:47:25 am »

I didn't and don't have any bad feelings.  And its a logical assumption that most of those posting on this site that build puppets would also know how to sew.  (I know a guy that sewed his wife's wedding dress.)

I had lots of Action Figures: GI Joe, Evil Kaneival (I sure that's spelled wrong), and Steve Austin the $6,000,000 Man, and Marshal James West.  Additionally, I can even remember playing Barbies with girl I was friends with (At that time this action was just asking for me to get teased --but interestinly enough I wasn't ever teased).

In short no harm, no foul.  We just couldn't let a opportunity to defend our manhood pass without saying our piece.
Billy D. Fuller
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2009, 10:09:03 am »

No harm taken here...................... We are among friends  hug When I was little one Christmas my sister wanted my cowboy suit and I wanted her alluminum kitchen set. Who would of figured that one day I would grow up to be a Chef  Undecided

Keep them sewing machines going !

Billy D.
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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2009, 12:28:31 pm »

Actually I assumed you were saying all those things "tongue - in - cheek" and that all of us were responding the same way.  It takes a lot to make me take things the wrong way.  Besides don't ALL of us here still PLAY WITH DOLLS!!!!  I always like the double-meaning jokes that go on here at P&S! 
And by the way my original story was meant as just a silly story (obviously with a logical explanation behind it) but we all give a certain amount of "life" to our creations and so every time I cannibalize something I can't help but imagine what that little stuffed creature would be "feeling".  If our characters do not have a certain amount of "reality" in our minds, we will not be able to convince our audiences of "life" as easily.  What goes on in my mind when creating scripts and story lines for my characters would really scare people outside of the puppetry world.  What do you mean they are only pretend!!!!  That is part of the fun of living in Puppet World - we get to use our imaginations and get paid for it!!!! spin spin spin
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2009, 01:52:58 pm »

Ooops, another topic that ran off the road. No biggie. I taught myself how to sew and really dont like it. I like designing the puppets character and If I can find a seamstress or buy the appropriate costume for the puppet, I will do that.
I do sew by hand and have a nice $350.00 Singer.

Daryl...Lol you sewing machine has more miles on it than your car. Thats funny Smiley
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