Getting in The Mood for Storytelling

For my upcoming board book, Dreidel Day (Kar Ben/ Lerners Publishing House), I decided to make a vest decorated with the same dreidels as in my illustrations so I can wear it during my presentation with my puppet.

I couldn’t figure out how to thread the sewing machine so finally I gave up & brought it over to my friend who stitched the side & I sewed  the rest by hand.

I photocopied the dreidels on a special stick on fabric.

In case you’re wondering how the cat puppet is holding the dreidel, I used this dreidel that you can fill with candy & I stuck magnets inside. Then I decoupaged the dreidel so it also looks like the ones in the book.

I inserted metal disks  in the cat’s paws so they grab the magnets.

feels good to be working with fabric, ribbon, magnets & decoupage instead of just clicking the key board.

costume frontal