Adorable Handmade Finger Puppets and Felt Fun!

Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi

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Melanie Howard

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About mullishmuse

Sales 2,137
On Etsy since 2008

Mullish Muse- Stuff for people who want it!!

Hi, I'm Melanie Howard of Mullish Muse. This handmade puppet factory was created as an outlet for my craft skills and a little fun. At first I made a variety of things with felt, but it was my puppets that kept getting attention. My newly honed craft was instantly embraced by my new friends, family, and the wonderful Etsy community.

I soon found out that Earth loves finger puppets! And I have been blessed with great mentions in major magazines, television, websites, and corporate sponsors. I try my very best everytime I put needle to felt, I think this comes through in my work. I want you to love them.

I have mailed finger puppets to every continent in the world except Antarctica, I keep hope one day someone from Antarctica will desire a felt friend.

Thanks for checking me out!

Shop members

  • Melanie Howard

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I am so glad my felterpieces are appreciated by men and women, alike. This puppet show called life keeps me in stitches.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Here's the dirt. I make stuff out of felt. My work is made in a smoke-free environment with clean hands....using ONLY HAND STITCHING. I don't even own a machine, but I'm a quick stitch. I love creating my portable art, so basically you are buying something that has been loved and cared for since it's original pattern was made until the last knot has been clipped.

Each puppet is individually made so please allow slight variations. I design for gentle play by adults and teenagers, not small children.

I'm open to Convos and my email is melloism [!at]

Etsy is a wonderful experience and I'm so grateful my creativity is appreciated here. I like to please customers, so if you have any questions please contact me.

My inspiration comes from fashion, pop culture, and politics. I can't imagine a life without being creative and humorous. Puppets=Smiles, so it's a nice fit.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
All sales are final. If something whacky happens though, we'll come up with a solution. I'm 100% committed to making you happy.
I accept PayPal as form of payment which includes e-checks. You don't have to have an account or set up an account with PayPal in order to use your major credit card with PayPal. I also accept all major credit cards conveniently on Etsy Checkout.
****Orders are mailed from Bay St. Louis, Mississippi within 3-5 full business days of your purchase. Puppets are secured onto card stock, titled and dated, and placed in an envelope for easy delivery. I make every effort to get your orders out in a timely fashion.

****Your orders will arrive via First Class USPS to your address. There no tracking unless you contact before purchase to arrange for extra postage.

****Etsy calls it shipping, I call it shipping and handling. Your shipping cost includes packing materials, postage, packing, posting, my time and gas.

****Message ahead and I will adjust the price for tracking>>>>If you need tracking and prefer Priority shipping which includes tracking please note you will pay $6 additional (domestic) for Priority Mail Service $20 (international) for International Priority. **Sorry no longer shipping internationally at this time, thank you for your patience.

******Not responsible for for lost packages .******
Additional policies and FAQs
I truly appreciate your patronage. Please know all of my pieces are made from original patterns by myself.

All pieces are made by my clean hands and sometimes contain human flaws, just like humans.

My duty as a handmaker is to keep everything in tip top shape, so please know I take every precaution to make the shipping process safe and easy.

Prices subject to change.

Currently, not trading goods.

No Custom Orders accepted at this time.