Our oldest son had a puppet when he was little - I too thought he was a bit creepy - but, our son didn't stay attached to it like your little Gus seems to be. You are a super Grandmother!! Hugs, Laura
He is creepy but the new outfit improved his looks.Maybe a ski mask to keep his head warm & hide his mouth.
I hate ventriloquist dummies & that what he looks like to me.
He has a place/button on back of his head that opens his mouth. I just think the eyes make him look scary but I guess the mouth too. Ski mask would help cover it up. Thanks for 👀
Good job Toogie. When I think of all the doll clothes I have made. Well wow. It was fine 'till those little Barbie things came out. I was lucky there though. Mother was working for Mattell and my half sister was modeling for a lot of the clothes so mother send them on to Adele who had the Barbie. Robyn came along 6 yrs later so she inherited the Barbie. stuff . Robyn had no girls so it all came back to Amanda, Now Amanda has Abby 9 yrs old and she is not a doll lover anymore.
I'm like you. I can't tell you how many Barbie clothes I've made. I do know they had stuffed a suitcase-lol- so that's a lot of little pieces. My mom sewed for Ashley's Barbies too but not as much as me. She had a crippled hand so it took her longer, but she would make them. She crocheted some too. Nora has all of Ashley's Barbie clothes.
Yes, he is creepy and you do amazing things!
I'm like you not my idea of a child's toy-thanks-have you watched the movie?
I saw the first one, not sure about the rest.
You would remember this one. I thought they were a little scary for a children's movie. The doll on there, too. In the end the doll is better...
Cute! ONce again, you're a good grandmother!!
lol thank you K- I must agree here because he is so creepy looking-lol
I think Benson looks great, ready for action now. I admire your ability to make Gus a happy boy. I'm not sure I could have done this and have the clothes look as good.
I bet you could and if you do mess up the piece is so small just cut another😉😂thanks for looking
This is awesome Toogie, I can't believe you make all those fiddly doll's clothes. Too much work for me. Love Chris
They are fun, thanks. Benson’s aren’t as small as Barbies.
Well done Toogie. He looks nicer with real clothes!
When my elder son was young we lived in England and Action man was all the rage. A popular Children's TV program even showed how to make a tent using a wire clothes hanger as a frame. Back in the Netherlands you could not get an Action man, let alone clothes so I had to sew for him. Remember using an orphaned sock for a shirt. Could be done at night when he was asleep. Fortunately he was not as fashion conscious as his sisters were for their barbies :)
I think what you did was a lot harder, as Benson was dressed up to start with.
If you look close up in the first picture, you can see where his suit jacket ends, almost at the crotch. See how it sticks out? I told my dh I would make his clothes from knit, so Gus's little hands would be able to stretch it to get it over the suit coat. I didn't even hem the pants, as I almost made them too short, no allowance for a hem. They are not perfect, but as you say, maybe Gus and your son are not as fashion conscious as their sisters.-lol-
Did you read what Nora did when I measured and pin her dress? She is hilarious! I have so much fun with her.
I did and had a food laugh!
Well done Tooogie. You have made a little boy happy. That is the main thing. Hugs
Yes it is, you are so right. Thanks Shirley
Wow! You did a great job. As long as Gus is happy! Happy stitching!
Thank you Christine, but the neck was too large, so I put a turtleneck. Then it was too high, so I folded it back down on itself and stitched, making a real thick band around the neck. His molded bow tie sticks up thick and his mouth opens and closes, so I did okay for the first try, I guess. Unfortunately I may not get him anything else made because Gus won't leave him.
Honestly Toogie. is there anything you can not do?. I find working with those small pieces a giant pain. You made Gus happy and I am sure he will want some more pieces of clothing for Benson
Maybe no more because he won't want to leave him. I trimmed on the pants pattern I drew up each time I adjusted but I didn't on the shirt....
You want a list of the can't dos?
WOW. Reminds me of the Howdy Doody puppets from the 1950's. I had one. Good times, good memories. Thanks to all of you for being out there and supporting each other the way you do.
I remember Howdy Doody, with the freckles and red hair! Whatever happened to yours? Gus has a sister named Avery. Her teacher's husband has a Slappy dummy. Gus wants one so bad, but my daughter said, if the guy has had it this long she is sure he's not getting rid of it. Avery's teacher and her husband are into theatrical productions.