Thank you so much! I love creating these guys!
Here's a little about me:
My name is Sarah Hainsworth. I am 24 and the wife of a wonderfully supportive and incredibly good looking man. I'm also the mommy/nanny/slave to a little black cocker spaniel and a freckly cocker/aussie mix. My husband, Bryan, is in his second and last year of PA school (thank goodness!) and I work pretty much full time on my puppets. We're in a very temporary state of life right now and I've found that the only way I can keep my sanity is through creating. Along with making puppets, I also sew clothes, make home decor items, knit, crochet, and paint. I feel like a beginner in so many of my creative endeavors, but I love every minute of it. I choose to focus of puppets because it's such a unique niche and they are so much fun! I began working with puppets in college. Of all wonderful things, my school (Brigham Young University) offered a puppetry class, so of course I had to try it out. While I am certainly no performer, I discovered a love for all of the crazy faces and personalities I could create with a bit of fabric, foam, and imagination. After graduating from college I worked with a fantastic designer creating life-size marionette-style animal puppets for a stage version of "Charlotte's Web" at a local university. After that, I worked for almost a year at a local theatre as a props and set designer. I had to quit that job when my husband got accepted to PA school and we relocated to California. After living in CA for a little while, I discovered that this place just wasn't going to let me work a day job, so I started up my etsy shop, On Hand By Hand. It started very small and I just used the basic patterns and techniques I had learned in my puppetry class in college. I got a pretty good response and made a few sales right in the beginning and it has grown from there. It's been almost a year now and I've been able to branch out a little and create my own patterns and styles. It's loads of fun and I'm so excited to see my business grow! I recently participated in my first craft fair and I hope to do many many more in the future. I absolutely love being able to see people light up when they see my puppets in person. How can you not smile when you see a puppet? I truly believe that these creations can be loved and valued by anyone and everyone, regardless of age and status. As the great Jim Henson said, "The most sophisticated people I know -- inside they are all children."
My shop is located at
and you can find me on facebook at
Here are just a tad of her puppets and to see more visit the above links... Do fan her page and let her know EVIELYNNE sent you - this helps her see where and how her fan base is growing!!
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PERSONAL Note to Sarah: Thank you so much and I love our new friendship - I am in such aww of artist like you. I love you and your babies sooooo much~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~