Have been planning/making a series of "Criminal Justice" finger puppets -- remember the miniature drug bust from awhile back? Someone has to adjudicate that & all the other cases in the Greater Beetlegrass area, and who better than the Honorable Judge Righteous Dood? (Or "Judge Righteous", as his TV-viewing fans call him.)
I watch a fair amount of TV court shows -- The People's Court, Judge Judy, Judge Mathis, & Judge Joe Brown. That's the extent of it. I DO NOT WATCH Judge Karen, because she doesn't even LOOK like a judge. With her bright lavendar robe, it's like a member of the church choir decided to take up the law.
I used a bit of needlefelting on Judge Righteous, building on what I had learned from Lou's bee skep hairdo from a couple of posts back. Gluing on the black Curly Hair ™ left a border of glue behind, which was shiny and visible and rage-causing. Rather than glue on even more Curly Hair ™ to cover this, decided to needlefelt in some white roving to give the judge a distinguished salt-and-pepper look.
I like it!
A close-up of a hand to show the fingers stitched with a variegated embroidery floss. Essentially, the fingers are knots on top of knots on top of knots. The gavel can slide out.
Judge Righteous has a full docket this week, including one dog bite case, one cell phone case, and a disgruntled roommates case.
Last Sunday @ the flea market, I bought 2 items for 50¢ a piece. Which = a dollah!
Which is what one vendor yells over & over. "MOST OF THESE ITEMS ARE A DOLLAH! A DOLLAH, A DOLLAH, A DOLLAH!" Of course, any time anyone asks him how much for any given item, it's always MORE than a dollah. Funny how that works.
I've had my eyes peeled (ew) for a French horn for my Little Boy Blue puppet, but finding this baritone horn was "good enough". It was a Christmas tree ornament, but I snipped off the hanger part.
I bought his hand-knit doll dress (new pillow top underway) from a vendor who was sporting 2 braids in his beard. It was a hot day, so maybe the braids made him cooler? Dunno.
You see (& hear) the most interesting people at the flea market.
On Sunday, one LOUD vendor called out, "PEOPLE, BUY MY STUFF!!! I GOTTA GET MY WIFE OUTTA JAIL!" With a wife waiting to be bailed out, it was "curious" to see that he had time to corral all his old-timey comics and put them in plastic sleeves. Hmmm...
Frou-frou is a serious devotee of Coco Chanel and like her idol, loves fashion & accessories & perfume.
Here she is shopping along Avenue Montaigne, getting inspired by the current looks & trends; seeing & being seen.
I used stringed "pearls" to create Frou-frou's necklace, and thought it looked cute to have them interlock. I stitched them down as I wrapped, just to insure that they wouldn't shift.
Frou-frou is pleased to announce the launch of her own line of fashions & scents!
She started off as an all-white puppet. Everything then got colored using blush. Her pompadour is a wet-felted wool ball that I glued white Curly Hair ™ to, then trimmed back, and added blush. This method adds one more layer of texture that is kinda nice in contrast to the "smoother" texture of the body.
Above is F-F's quilted Coco Chanel knockoff bag. I researched CC's bags, and tried to replicate what I saw using black satin that had felt as a backing. Using the felt this way allows for the quilting stitches to have something to sink into. The purse's closure is an earring with its post snipped off.