I bought Dave theatre tickets for his birthday and decided that, rather than giving him just the envelope to open, I’d make him a pair of ‘me’ and ‘him’ puppets who would present the tickets to him.
Early on, the heads were hidden in a shoe box between the times I was able to work on them.
I made little back-fastening gowns for both of them with our dates of birth sewn into the hems. Dave’s has an image of lichen printed on to linen and stitched to the garment, mine has an ammonite. The back is tied with bias-binding.