Sunday, November 24, 2019

Tautumeitas Latvian Singers

A friend shared this group and thought I would share it on my blog too. Here is their official website

For ancient Latvians, the name “tautumeitas” was given to young women at marriageable age but today it stands for all women dressed in national costumes.

Tautumeitas's music is created by six voices and six pairs of hands owned by Latvian girls, who believe that music makes the world better.

The principal interest of the group is traditional singing, especially multipart singing. The particular voice resonance created by this form of Latvian traditional singing provides enjoyment not only for the audience but also for the performers themselves. In order to portray traditional music from their own perspective and to show how the modern day 'Tautumeita' thinks and feels, the members each incorporate different instruments into this traditional a capella vocal music. The majority of the band's members have studied ethnomusicology, which is why there are many traditional music influences from different parts of the world. 

Monday, November 4, 2019

Linda Blair's Worldheart Foundation Fall Donations

I wanted to share this post for Linda. She is looking for emergency donations for her rescue foundation. Here are the links to her video and the donation page. She loves these dogs so much and makes sure each goes into the perfect home. Not many people know how much of her time goes into rescuing abused and neglected animals by nursing them back to health helping them to thrive again...

I am sure she will appreciate any donation that anyone could provide.


Donations can be made here:

Learn more at Linda's website here:

 Her book with the stories of her dogs will be available soon too...

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Sunday, June 30, 2019

The Fairy Village..Through the Fairy Looking Glass

Just added a new video for relaxation featuring ambient fairy music by Vindsvept. All photos are creative commons images from Vindsvept offers music under the creative commons license here

Travel through the fairy village as seen through the fairy looking glass...


Thursday, June 6, 2019

Little Eddie Munster

This little guy took 11 hours to finish. I think he turned out so cute... Little Eddie Munster

He may be showing up on Monster TV soon! that would be fun...

Oh so cool! Butch Patrick ended up being given this puppet... just had to share the great photo!
Thanks Butch and so glad you love him!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Congratulations for the 2019 Silver Telly Award Win!

We won a Silver Telly award for Gorgo's Christmas Carol! We all did such a great job in a short period of time. Thanks to Victoria Price for the idea that sparked all of our creativity. And of course Bill Diamond for making it all come together... and of course Vincent Price where ever you are :O)

Here is the short trailer

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Yankees Buzz in the Bronx Promos

Got to work and help build and paint some of the sets for the Yankees team promo commercials. Here are the three they posted on youtube and some other cool behind the scenes photos from their photoshoot in florida :O) What fun!

Click to Enlarge pics...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

New Shoppe with Miniatures

Hi All,

I thought I would give the Troll Factory shoppe a new update. Posted a few miniatures I have been working on sculpting and casting...more on the way as time allows :O)

Its been crazy busy and look for another update soon !


Monday, January 14, 2019

Willow Forest - Crafters & Collectors Private Social Media!

Hi all,

As per my email to some of you, I have created a social media platform for Crafters and Collectors. Willow Forest! This is a way we can communicate about crafting and share our projects together. You can have your own private chats and gallery and be treated like an adult.

The home page is here

Access is by invitation only at the moment. I opened access so its easier for some to join that didn't receive their invitations :O) Will move it back to private later on.
We will see how it goes, hopefully it helps those who asked! Email if you are interested or have any questions!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Cup & Muff from Park Bakery

I just saw this and had to share the post! Tiffany did such a good job! How cute is this? I love the two faced cinnamon bun! LOL!!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Sparkles and Gretel! Happy Holidays!!

Sparkles and Gretel, a Christmas short based on the fairytale of Hansel and Gretel but with a unicorn twist!

When I designed Gretel I had no idea how much work would go into puppeteering her in a small space. She is just under two feet tall and we had to make a special rig to operate her. Thanks so much to Tiffany and John for helping direct us for the camera as we were completely blind.

The animations took up to a year to make. Thanks to mom for the suggestions on the new Gingys... of course these are so much better thanks to her!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all and I hope you get some much needed laughs! We had so much fun... there is a great out take I will post soon too!

Tammy :O)

Just updated with a new behind the scenes video..... Yes this is the coolest place in the world to work ;O)

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Dancing Gingyman Test

I am working on my Holiday short for this year. This is the Gingyman test. Just a quick preview... I had a little giggle at him and thought I would share. Its turning out really cute.

It will be my "sort of" version of Hansel and Gretel. I have been working on some of the 3D sets since last year. More updates coming soon!

Tammy :O)

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Skeksis Prophecy Come True??

Hi All,

I was late to the game in finding this info, not sure how I missed it! I just had to make a video.

This is a strange Skeksis world we are living in... let me know what you think about this strange event! Am I taking this too far? hmm I don't know, the stars have aligned and we can't let the Shadow Skeksis win ;O)

I thought you would get a kick out of this one as I did...

Love, Tammy

Bed music from Glen Baisley archives & The Rise of Skeksis theme music is based on the original Dark Crystal Score Copyright the Henson Company written by Trevor Jones

Also I would like to add a link to Lucy's article here

Monday, October 29, 2018

Sleepy Holloween

Finally I finished the Sleepy Hollow project video. It really took me a while to put everything together. I had intended on adding my fairy investigation at the end but it ran pretty long. So this is part one and I will do an edition later. The puppet master Bill Diamond will show up working his magic in the Creative Shop. There were pumpkin heads and a giant Spectre...but time was so cruched, it really was so much hard work just to turn the camera on and record what I did without knocking it over every 5 minutes.

I show a quick run through of making the ghostly puppets and run through a quick shortened version of Washington Irvings tale. I must say he really wrote in tongue twisters! You try reading the original you will see lol!

Plus I show some of my photographs taken and creeeepsy grave yards. You can play the video on demand below. If it stalls-refresh/reload the page, that is the nature of streaming over the internet!

Happy SleepyHolloween !


P.s. As mentioned, anyone that wants to sign up for a class in puppet making please send me an email and I will try to work it out.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Cinderella flashback ---<---@ updated

I just came across this epic performance with Lizzy Hale of Halestorm and I love her she rocks!... this is so awesome! After Tom struggled with vocal cord issues with his voice it's so neat to see her back him up so well. I just had to update this post and share for anyone that missed it too.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Scrapbook Mermaid Ginny

I made this one for mom... I thought it would be fun to put an animated mermaid on the channel and mom recorded a voice for her :O) Thanks mom...

I made her to look like an articulated paper doll mermaid, she even has tattoo's. Though mom doesn't have tattoo's, she really did turn out looking a lot like my mom.

Ocean tides and soft bells ring while ...she is swimming through these great scrapbook pages with butterflies. I just love butterflies.

Love you mom!