Take a bow Ethel!

Introducing Ethel.  She is my entry into the Just For Fun Challenge.  This weeks challenge is continuing  the theme of black and white with the addition of silver.  For full details of the challenge, the fab inspiration pieces by the Design Team and all the brilliant entries click on the JFF logo on the sidebar.  This week is special over at JFF because my blogging friend Janet is Guest Designer. You can see all of Janet’s wonderful work on her blog Dash-paw (link on the side bar).

Ok, Ethel is being impatient.  She wants to say hello!

Take a bow Ethel

It has been a couple of years since I made a puppet so it has been quite nice to get re-acquainted with them.

Ethel  is made from scraps – material, dowling, small block of wood and chain.  Her skirt is made from an old metal fruit bowl.  Old lamp shades also work well.  The flowers are made up from pieces of fabric roughly cut into flower shapes.  I have used some sail thread for the strings but dental floss also works well.

For Ethel’s face I have used some buttons and made some glasses out of some scrap wire.  Her nose is one of those metal hooks which I have glued on.


Her head is made from a wooden heart.  I drilled holes around the top area and threaded some ribbon (recycled from last Christmas) through them to make hair.

Just a couple more photos so show she does walk and move

This week I have posted large photos.  Really just so you can see how Ethel was put together.   I hope you like her.

Have a great weekend.

Best Wishes Florence.


  1. florence and freddie

    Hi Chica. Hope all is well with you. Thank you for your visit and for your lovely comment! It is always great to hear from you and your visits are always appreciated.
    Florence x x
    ps I’ll pay you tomorrow! lol!


  2. Hazel

    Ethel, you are fantastic and Florence you are so clever and talented – I love this lots and I wouldn’t know where to start if I had to make one.
    xxx Hazel.


  3. Valerie-Jael

    I have fallen in love with Ethel., she seems to be just as cute as the lady who made her! I can imagine her bow, springing around the hills of Spain, perhaps singing about the the rain in Spain only falling on the plain….She is totally cool and adorable! Hugs, Valerie


  4. Von

    Take a bow Ethel 🙂 because your have one amazing creator 😉
    Florence your talents are boundless
    We are so pleased to have you join us each week at Just for Fun ,Thank you
    Von xxx


    1. florence and freddie

      Hi Paula. Yes it is! Hook and Eye! I couldn’t think what they were called! Always great to hear from you. Thank you for you visit and for your lovely comments. Both of which are very much appreciated.
      Regards Florence x


  5. Zoe Sanderson

    Completely blown away every week you astonish us with your stunning creations and each week you reach a new heights. Simply you are amazing and we are so lucky that you join us every week at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe


  6. neet

    Well Florence, you have me stuck for words. What can I say about this except that it is stunningly fantastic. How on earth you come up with these original and unique ideas week after week I will never know. You and Freddie are one amazing couple.
    Thanks for joining us with such a terrific entry this week at JFF. Hugs, Neet x


  7. craftingcottage

    *THUD* Florence This is amazing! My jaw is actually dropped open and I am truly amazed with this! The detail on this is crazy wonderful! OMG! I completely don’t even know what to say! Awesome! Woman you are crazy talented! W.o.W! You have totally rocked this challenge! Her little striped socks and dotted sweater is just so sweet! I totally love this! I so want to display this in the corner of my dining room! I love every single thing about her!! Her pretty flowered dress Everything! Great Job Florence! You are so talented, you amaze me every time! Good on ya mate! Well done!!!! 🙂 I so want her…. if you need to find a good home… I’m your girl!!
    As usual, in awe of you, I just have to W.o.W. you again 🙂 you are fantastic!
    Lisa 🙂


  8. Marie

    Hi Florence. have had no internet for ten days so am way behind in commenting but so glad I didn’t miss your Ethel . What an amazing creation I am stunned !!!! I don’t stun easily , my mouth just dropped open when I saw her . Not only is she beautifully created but she has such character and a fabulous dress sense you are a genius. Will try and catch up later with your other beautiful work.



  9. craftingcottage

    Florence Ethel is fantastic! Wow! She’s so much fun! (Glad I don’t have grandchildren yet) but what an amazing gift if one was lucky enough to have one! (Not that I am looking for one anytime soon!;) It’s good to be clear about these things! LOL! That is the sort of treasure one would remember and cherish for a lifetime!!!
    Amazing as always Florence! It’s always so much fun wondering what you are going to come up with next!
    Lisa 🙂


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