Friday, December 19, 2008


Here's a new figure for my Christmas Eve on Sesame Street line: David!
In the Fisher Price line of Sesame Street Little People, the only human cast members that were included were Susan, Gordon and Mr. Hooper. I thought it was about time that David got his due!
His head was difficult to make, and I am still a long way off from being able to make really good likenesses, but I think he's passable for now.
David's sweater and scarf are based off of the outfit that he wore during the skating scene at the beginning of Christmas Eve on Sesame Street.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Prairie Dawn

"Welcome, Oh welcome, to our little play. We're so very glad that you've joined us today."
Remember that often used line from Prairie Dawn? Well, here she is, my first girl Muppet (with the exception of a Zoe figure that I sold).
Prairie Dawn was a real challenge to make, especially when it came to the hair! I won't go into all the boring details except to say that her head actually consists of seven separate pieces of wood!
As you can see, her head can turn, but it is limited because of her hair.
I included the picture of Prairie standing with Big Bird so you can see her size in comparisson with a larger figure.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Count

Here's another character for the Sesame Street line: The Count!
This figure of the Count is based off of his appearance in Christmas Eve on Sesame Street, hence the reason for the top hat.
Since the Count doesn't usually wear a hat, I thought that it would be a good idea to make the hat removable. You can't see it in the picture, but there is a peg at the bottom of the hat that fits into a hole in the top of the figure's head.
The Count was one of the more complex figures to date, mainly because of his nose and ears. They were made as separate parts from the head that were later glued in place. It was hard to keep from losing that nose as I was carving it to shape with the rotary tool!
In the bottom picture, you can see my whole Sesame Street collection to date. Ten so far, but there will be more to come!

Friday, December 5, 2008


Here is my brand new Grover! I have to say, he's the best Grover that I've ever made.
I had to make his head a separate piece from the body to more closely resemble the picture of the actual Grover Muppet above. Since Grover's head is not centered on his neck in the picture but is actually quite a bit forward, I wanted to make sure that the figure had a similar look. Unlike some of my more recent figures, Grover's head does not turn. It is glued in place with some wood patch applied over top to smooth out the joint and make it blend in nicely with the body.