Safer Internet Day Toy

I was commissioned to make this toy based on Safer Internet Day’s logo. At Picture to Puppet I make custom soft toys based on clients’ own designs. This made from a big block of foam which I covered with fabric, and the wee globe I had digitally printed.

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Likeness Glove Puppets

I was commissioned to make these three likeness glove puppets based on three bridesmaids for a wedding. Caricature puppets are always fun to make because they’re always different, and I like making or customising tiny clothes to fit them! Sometimes people ask for tiny mini me puppets of themselves or sometimes it’s a loved one.

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Custom puppets video

If you’re looking for custom puppets or custom soft toys based on your own characters, Picture to Puppet can help! I often make puppets for educational or advertising purposes.  They could be your logo or mascot, or a character from your book, a franchise character or your child’s drawing. I also make likeness or mini me puppets based on photos.

I made this 40 second video to show a few examples of characters I’ve made up.


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Happy Flax Flowers

At Picture to Puppet we manufacture puppets to clients’ own designs.

We made these flax flower puppets for Carrickfergus museum in Northern Ireland, where they will be used to teach children about linen production. We made 60 in total, which kept us busy for much of the summer!

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I’m a small scale puppet manufacturer in the UK, and I make puppets based on your own designs.

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I made ten of these happy dragons for Happy Hands Club, which teaches babies to dance! They’re based on Happy Hands’ logo:

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As you can see Twinkly has settled happily into his new job at Happy Hands, he loves playing with the children and is the most popular dragon in the class!

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Here they all are lined up outside the Puppet empire and ready to head off on their new adventure!

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Leith Toy Hospital Bear Repairs

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Nit the Teddy has been very poorly! When he arrived all his seams were coming loose and his eyes and nose were scratched and damaged and he was all floppy.


Now he has been washed, brushed, repaired, restuffed and has new eyes and nose so he has a twinkle in his eye. He is all bouncy and ready to go home, looking smart with a fresh bow around his neck. He even has a doctor’s not prescribing four weeks rest and lots of cuddles.


Here he is tucked up snugly in his box ready to go home in the post. He can’t wait to see his owner!

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Another Jack in the Box


Lately I’ve been commissioned to make several personalised jack in boxes, which I’ve been really enjoying. This one I made to order based on a client (below). My favourite part of making custom jack in the boxes is making miniature versions of what they are wearing and matching small details such as make up and gloves.

I rub down and paint up the boxes in the client’s choice of colour and screw tiny hinges and catches onto the lids. If any dust falls onto it when they paint is wet, I have to rub it down and start again! It’s tricky to adjust the spring correctly so that the doll doesn’t loll to one side when they pop up. But it is very satisfying to watch it pop up when it is finished!

Custom Jack-in-the-boxes are £95 + postage. Contact me for more info or to place an order.

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Be Resilient


This cat offers good advise to the children of Wolverhampton! Designed by Maruta Balodis, she reminds us not to give up, and to keep on trying and be resilient! Headstart Wolverhampton ran this competition to design a charcter promoting their core values. Headstart Wolverhampton promotes wellbeing and resilience among ten to sixteen year olds. This winning design has been made up as a glove puppet, a hand puppet and a cuddly toy.

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