Saturday, February 26, 2011

Revised web site

Over the past couple months we have been revising our website. We have added a new look and feel to the site and we feel have made it easier to navigate around the site.

During this process, we have discontinued some items as well.

Check out the new site at

Sunday, February 20, 2011

NEW PRODUCT: Lightweight shoes

A project we have had on our list for over a year is now completed. We have lightweight hollow cast shoes now available on our web site.

Fits most 2T and 3T legs. Just slip the foot into the shoe. The shoes come in white urethane so you can sand and paint to your desired color.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

McElroy Limbs

We recently had a request to make some McElroy limbs. Shown on the right are the limbs we made for this customer. They are similar in dimension to classic McElroy figures. The only difference is that McElroy limbs have wooden shoes and wood knee caps attached to the legs. This customer chose not to have these added.

To see other legs we make or to request custom legs go to our leg page on our web site.

Pigging Out

Shown on the right is a photo of the a finished pig made by Steve Barry. The figure is made from our pig head sold on our site.

To check out some of Steve's work, including the details behind making this figure, go to his blog by clicking here.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

New 3T size head available

Well the first of many new 3T heads is now available on our web site. This design is from Steve Barry of Geppetto's Workshop.

The height is 10" with a front and side width of 8". The jaw is separate so with a little work you can position it in the opening. We found you need to place the jaw from inside the head to ensure the best fit.

Use with our other 3T parts and 1.5" eyes.

For more of Steve's work, check out his blog - click here.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Covering bodies

We get quite a few questions on covering the wood insert bodies. Covering can get very complex or can be as simple as attaching a piece of fabric to the body frame.

The more complex bodies will have some sort of padding and can take some time to put together. We have developed a quick and easy body pad kit for our 2T inserts.

The body pad kit consists of one stomach pad and two shoulder pads. They are easily installed by stapling or gluing the pads into place on the wood frame. Designed to fit our frames, the pads install quickly and provide both a cover and some padding.
These pad kits are now available on our website next to the 2T body inserts.