No one was disappointed in the Jenson home winter display this season, as 15 handmade, life-sized dolls were pulling sleds and playing in real snow. A six foot tall abominable snowman, which is also known as a Yeti in the regions of Nepal and Tibet, has a friendly grin while watching the puppets play.
Pam Jensen has a passion for creating full-sized characters, using all types of used children’s clothing to create the realism of people in her yard. This year Jensen expanded to create a fluffy, life-like dog that is positioned with paws down and hind end up in the air as if anticipating a run with some nearby bunnies.
“The process of stuffing each character is my own design, as I create a sturdy foundation inside and then build out from there,” Jensen said. “I purposely keep their faces blank, although some will get glasses. To me it’s not about a detailed expression, but it’s the overall scene. People drive by, stop and back up to check and see if there really are a group of kids playing in my yard.”
The Jensen family enjoys the attention each season brings, as do the many folks that drive by to visually enjoy each unique setting. The I Street winter scene will be featured a short time longer, with the next holiday vignettes being created to usher in more smiles to the community.