Marie-Annette (Marionette!)

Introducing Marie-Annette! Otherwise known as a marionette/finger puppet.

Marie-Annette the marionette

Now before anyone starts thinking that I am a nerdy knitter that makes finger puppets of cute creatures in her spare time, let me explain. I never intended to make this. I was learning how to knit mittens and to test my skills, instead of knitting a ton of stitches, I just decided to knit a few and later undo them. Well, I got a hang of it, and realized that my little knitted tube was beginning to look like the beginnings of a finger puppet. But what does one do with a finger puppet if one ends up making one? So before I went knitting any further, I had to decide what I was going to do with it. In my mind, adults do not own finger puppets. Even if they did put their heart and soul into making it.

So I thought to myself: I need to give it away! But to whom? I thought of any young children that I knew. Not many. But luckily my grandparents just adopted a little girl! [HA. That sounds so random. But very, very true.] What better way to welcome my new (8 year old) aunt into the Smith family than to give her a little homemade finger puppet?!

So on I went continuing this puppet having no clue how it’d turn out. And voilà, a little mouse was born.

Now, Marie-Annette is chillin’ in our kitchen until she gets to meet the girl she was designed to please. But until then, who wouldn’t go on a little photo shoot with their creation?

The life of a mouse - scurrying on the floor

Bookmice (reference to a 90s kids show, did you catch it?)

She has mad piano skills.

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6 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    hxd015 said,

    awww…could this get any cuter? :>

  2. 2

    Mom said,

    Great display pictures! I think she is adorable.

  3. 3

    julieandlouie said,

    Ummmmm adults should own finger puppets. That is all.

    Please make a squirrel and keep it forever! <3

  4. 4

    Peter said,

    Great name! It reminds me of Harley Quinn (harleguin) from the Batman comics.

  5. 6

    cuteness! i love the mouse in the teacup :)))

    ps just thought i’d let you know i started a brand new blog!

    eden


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