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

 

 

My Baby is Here

Advanced copy of my new board book, Dreidel Day just arrived at my door thanks to my wonderful publisher,  Kar Ben/Lerner Publishing Group.

It’s launching in the fall but I’m all psyched about promoting it and planning my presentation.

 

book arrived