Saturday, July 11, 2009

Cats, dogs and socks at the Kirkdale Bookshop

So! Sue Eves and I did a reading, assisted by Woofie the Dog and Biskit theCat.

reading with puppets

Sue is more of a pro than me by several miles when it comes to readings, and puppeteering. My cat got lost under a shelf for some time, and blindfolding it with a wooly hat to play "find the wool" almost malfunctioned because I actually forgot where the wool was hidden... all in all, my cat-handling skills are not that great. It's a fine cat though.

Then I ran a sock beast workshop, and some rather wonderful beasties resulted, here are a couple of them presented by their makers:

sock beast

sock monkey

I do enjoy these sock workshops. I forgot to show everyone how to tie knots at the beginning this time, which caused some confusion, but in the end we had a good menagerie anyway.


Sue Eves said...

I thought we made a great team. Talking of pros - you make your own puppets - I don't!

I'd like a cat like Biscuit but I think the dog might be jealous.

Cats & Dogs rule!

Viviane Schwarz said...

I'm glad it went well!
Nooo Woofie is rather perfect. I think my cat would like a proper bag, too, but she can't have one.

Stephanie Roth Sisson said...

You're bookstore appearances rock! I wish I could see one. The kids must have a blast making the beasties- I bet you do too.

PS- Parakeets not forgotten and are slowly happening.

Anonymous said...

Oo, those are lovely photos. Glad it went so well!