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Beeswraps

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This is not a puppet related post! It’s some good old DIY fun. How to make reusable Beeswraps and ditch the plastic wrap. I bake sourdough bread often and would use plastic wrap during the prooving stage.  I wasn’t feeling too good about the waste.  When I saw a post by Something From Nothing which showed […]

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It’s 2018!

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Hello 2018! 8 is my favourite number which makes writing and being part of 2018 very satisfying for me. After the hectic makery of the months leading up to the holidays I basically crawled into the new year with a book and a hot water bottle.  Typically I get up around 5 to start something.  […]

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The guts

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  What goes into these guys?  Quite a bit really.  I often get asked (as many makers do): how long does it take to make one?  It’s a hard question to answer. Choosing the colour, figuring out the attitude can take a while.  Sometimes I stand in the middle of my room scanning my fabric […]

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Eloise

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  Check this out!   Ryan Bradshaw stopped by Art in the Park this year and mentioned that he and Eloise perform spoken word together on occasion.    I was pretty excited when he said he had a video of her in action. Here it is!   Eloise is a puppet I made for the […]

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Broadway Street Fair + Art in the Park

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Very Happy Toys will be at the Broadway Street Fair from 10am to 5pm this Saturday (Sept 9).  I will be sharing a tent with my pal Allison Brandt from Who New Creations who does amazing work with textiles.  I was there last year and had a blast meeting new people and watching folks play with the […]

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Giveaway!

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Because I do not just make puppets, I decided a name change was in order.  And change is good.  So goodbye Junipermoon Puppets and Hello VeryHappyToys.   I thought this would be a good time for my first giveaway.  The contest is being held on instagram.  Just head over there to enter to win a […]