Thursday, 5 March 2015

Facing up to it 1

There is a person behind the colourful creations that are The Raggy Rat. So this is me today. I'm pretty a-symmetrical seen from the cameras eye not the mirror!


If I look tired, I've a little one off school sick. A million things to do each day. But moslty because I'm taking an objective photograph for you today. 

The reason for sharing is because someone somewhere might like to look at my journey one day especially if they are facing the same thing. No pun intended. In the pic above my jaw is parted behind my closed mouth. My jaws have never fitted together nicely and I am excited and nervous that that is all going to change!

Here you can see what I look like with my teeth fitted together! If I allow those lips to close I look pretty grim and I was teased a lot in school because of the way I looked. How I longed to be pretty!


Maybe two years from now it will be time for Orthognathic Surgery on possibly both my jaws, but first a lot of work on that overjet and overbite with the addition of two fixed braces. 


These blue elastics pathe the way for the metal work next week! I will be sure to show you then!

Sunday, 18 January 2015

First rat of the year ...

Another sock sweetie in between other projects and life ...


Made from a single, gents sock and button jointed for flexibility ....


Rats will never lose their charm, for me ...

Monday, 29 December 2014

Last rat of the year ....

I love to work with woollens and had been making cats and hamsters, when I decided in a quiet moment on Christmas Day to make a raggyrat doll ...


This button jointed fellow has already been adopted but I would like to make
More like him. 


A few years back I used to slip out into the cul-de-sac and lie on my belly with my camera and a fresh soft toy .... 


It works doesn't it? The grey road provides a contrast to the colourful stripes of my rat! 

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Art Unwrapped ....

Watch this taster, then come and see the art at Weymouth Library - it's a bright, spacious exhibition, open until the 13th December in The Mulberry Gallery upstairs.

 

You can also meet Artwey Artists and buy charity Christmas cards downstairs at the library too!

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Raggy Rat Boy!

So exciting because I haven't made a Raggy rat doll for a number of years now. The last were in a Booja Booja movie!


He is made from a soft, textured weave and reminds me of silver grey pet rats that I used to keep ...


Now he has to leave me, go off and make someone else smile. Be good, son ....

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Michael steampunk-ed his specs!

Well, his spare glasses to be honest!


Super glue, tweezers, a magnifier and some of those dinky watch parts I got from EBay ... 


Amazing bit of up-cycling Michael. Only three more sleeps!

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Steam punk wedding plans steam ahead!

Well just under 2 weeks until the wedding of the year. Haha. So I've been busy making other things as well as goggles! 

This lovely flower is for mike to wear on his coat ... A rather awesome coat I must say! 


Here is a shoulder bag for my bits and bobs. I wanted it to look like a lense or telescope case but pretty of course. Made from card and fabric with buttons and recycled trim. 


Next, a plain wooden box from a Dorchester charity shop was collaged with my usual flair. I need a ring box for children to handle at the wedding, and to hide the two very special rings. Michael asked me to keep his a surprise until I slip it on his finger!


That interesting tissue paper is the one that my special ring came wrapped in, one special day in Shaftesbury! I applied some inside the lid, and hid both rings inside it for this picture!


Pieces of cerial box, covered in lush green velvet line the box to complete it!

Now to make costumes for the three little girls!