Sunday, 29 March 2009

the best of dorset !

despite lack of sleep, and feeling full of cold still, i have steamed myself ready to take to the stage again today, the pavillion here in weymouth no less, as Dorset for singing are counted among the best of Dorset!

here is an advert i spotted in the Dorset Echo, and Ed Hinze our choir master is performing his own slot too. have you ever read my other blog? potter over to and have a read. or maybe join us?

sorry the blog has been a bit quiet. as well as working towards thursdays choir concert i have also had a poorly baby at home, twin runny noses,and picked up some foth ebugs myself. poor mary has ended up on antibiotics, which she hates.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

time for a new banner

i took some bits and bobs and a little emboirdery that i did at steve's mother's house (granny visit), and made myself a new blog banner ... im going to pop it up there as well and see if it looks nice ...

the daisy flower i just plucked from the lawn near where i was taking some photos ...

Friday, 20 March 2009

raggy rats for babies, and one for mary :-)

raggy rats for babies, and one for mary :-)
Originally uploaded by RaggyRat

i made something for mary, and if you visit my etsy shop, or come to the spring plushaplooza, you can have one too :-)

spring is coming !

pop over to soggibottom, to see me ON THE WRONG BLOG !

cat xxxx

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Monday, 16 March 2009


Originally uploaded by RaggyRat

i just loved the way the light made his eyes look, so i snapped this pic ....

im doing his whiskers today - i think i finally know how to get em to stay in !

Sunday, 15 March 2009

zoo for you!

i thought you might like to look at this wonderful work
a zoo made by children at the new yeovil HEC where i went with steve and the girls on friday ...the vulture and the siver backed gorilla show great use of fursuit fur scraps, and what a great face that bear has ...

next time we go, i will share some information on working with clay so that hopefully we dont have so many injured animals that we found this week! i might also do some sewing, of course !

Thursday, 12 March 2009

a couple of fun musical events ...

one is our choir's next concert, here in weymouth, all for charity ...
(i will be there of course .....)

the other is a showcase in the highlands organised by a dear friend of mine ....
the black rock ceilidh band with have them stopin'
(i wish i was there...)

something for this end of the country, and the other !

Monday, 9 March 2009

Thursday, 5 March 2009

my first fursuit .... here he is!

although today it is snowing and slushy, and my todders are pressed to the windows, yesterday was fresh and sunny, just the right kind of weather for taking pics of the finished mouse fursuit... finished that is, apart fromt a set of whiskers ...but i did make the photo deadline and will also make the friday one for words and pictures sent to Rat and Mouse magazine ... phew !
does this make me an official fursuiter?
should i accept more commissions?
have you enjoyed following the proggress of this huge mouse?
i think i have, as a soft-toy maker i have certainly picked up lots of new skills and improved my sewing...
to see more of mr mouse, here modeled by a girl, click <--- here !

Sunday, 1 March 2009

busy busy .....

creating a pattern for the muzzle and cheeks
laura ashley curtains for patterns making ....

i cut some tear ducts for improved ventilation, painted the insides blackand covered them with 2 layers of chiffon ...

a fur face on the book shelf ... the nose isn't the right shape yet but improves this photo !