Sunday, 30 November 2008

fluffing out my etsy ...

just been fluffing out my etsy shop, and good news for fans of rose rat,

i have checked the conversion rate again and offer her at a discount now!

i added a new banner too, well it is december tomorrow, yikes !

Thursday, 27 November 2008

i AM in print ....

stay tuned for a peep inside ...

rat and mouse magazine, click here...

dont you just love it when real things land on your real doormat?

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

happy new bunny

at last - something small, and cute, and EASY - as easy as it can be, at home with 3 under 3 !

i have ben finding the fursuit a real challenge ...

Monday, 24 November 2008

i dont like 'bags for life' because they have flat bottoms ...

and when i go to the supermarket with ma wee fambly i like the way carrier bags sit up and beg to be filled, their bottoms expanding to contain all manner of good and evil items to tote home again ...

so i butchered a carrier bag from my 'local big shop' and made these ... they held almost £50 worth of shopping this week ... yikes do i spend that much? i should go inorganic again ....

and the girls were highly motivated to get their shoes on and help with the shop

for a pattern just sacrifice a carrier bag near you ... the handles were much more comfortable to hold as they dont compress like thin plastic !

be green ! or pink ....

Friday, 21 November 2008

revamping old clothes - a t shirt i can breastfeed mary in !

just one baggy t-shirt was left in my cupboard, and such a lovely colour, but i dont wear things like this any more. i had worn it for bed a couple of times.

my stripey orange top which is easy for feeding mary in was getting saggy and worn so i cut it up and used it to transform the baggy t-shirt, after first unpicking the band logos from both the front and back!

it fits a treat, and has just enough gather for nursing access. i love it. i think i can say i can make clothes now, its not something i am very good or exoerienced at ...

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

i love this old sofa ....and here is my hair cut, for jackie to see !

this is the sofa previously conquered by splodge!
Originally uploaded by RaggyRat

its getting a bit saggy now ....

i also love the way you can add notes all over your flickr pics, click through (on the pic) to see what i wrote all over this one !

Monday, 17 November 2008

let there be light!

a wee while ago when i was recovering from surgery, and my friend eve had brought round lunch, the men who do street lights came round to find out why ours wasnt working ... after a poke about they made eve move her car in case the badly corroded top half fell on it!

so yesterday they finally came back to finnish the job which has been on going for weeks. they needn't have bothered, its not dark round here, but the nieghbours wanted what they pay their taxes for ... sometimes some men would turn up and look at the job. i was sorry i was holding mary and a phone when they lifted away the old lamp, as that looked pretty impressive ...

but i did get these images and had a chat with the girls while we watched him work
and i hid behind the sofa so the man wouldnt see me haha ! he didn't wave at daisy and matty tho...

now wheres he off to? does he want to see in the bedroom? i wish i had put away my jammies !
perhaps he just wants an overview of his handy work ?

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Splodge & Linus together ... random image!

Splodge & Linus together ...
Originally uploaded by RaggyRat

Splodge & Linus were rescued from a house in london where many, many rats were running feral, and i took them in via joan from the NFRS, and this pic is probably from 2001 ...

i haven't had any rats since these old boys, they really were the most charming rats, and got on with our ginea pig girl too, when they would meet under the sofa ...

the sofa in these pics turns up in my family photos a lot, mostly on flickr i have to admint, as i took it to bits, paited the wooden parts and re-covered it in terracotta sale fabric !

those where the days when i had the time and energy to re-vvamp a sofa !

Thursday, 13 November 2008

raising some more money for seb's odyssey ...

taking flash-dog-drawing to framers this week, can't wait to see what it looks like ... i dont get my work framed much, myself ....

now heres another local even you can come to to support seb and flash, dorset for singing's christmas concert - and not a carol in sight!


damnit, i might even solo !

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

huge sigh .... taaa daaaa!

the body suit part of the costume commission is put together

and now with the feet added you can really see how the fursuit will look,

cant wait to get stuck intot he head in the next day or so !

but i need to make a rat bag and a rabbit first !

Sunday, 9 November 2008

seat-belt snuggly mouse

he has veclro so you can pop him off the snuggly bit ....
Originally uploaded by RaggyRat

sometimes i make something, for someone, and i never make another ....

this was a gift for a little girl ....he has veclro so you can pop him off the snuggly bit ....and he's sporting one of my old raggy rat co lables, attached to the snuggly part ...

Saturday, 8 November 2008

random image .... coloured rat puppets

once i was asked to make seven magical rats, in fur and fleece, to help tell a story
and here are a selection of them, with their lucky owner ...

i have been commissioned to do many things in my time as the raggy rat lady, and before ...

Friday, 7 November 2008


i managed to go for a hair cut!
me and the girls popped in, i didnt plan it, i suppose i would have planned to go alone had i really thought about it!...

great service, i was much lighter in no time, and i now have more curls !

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

alphie comes to play with us

alphie comes to play with us
Originally uploaded by RaggyRat

this is one of the girls boyfriends, well, he gives the most kisses, anyway!

his mum has gone head-to-head with anne robinson, and i'm still waiting to hear when it will be on telly...or perhaps you-tube!

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

fursuit - progress on my commission..

fursuit progress
Originally uploaded by RaggyRat

this has been coming together carefully like a big furry patchwork!
its being worn by the duct tape dummy, who only has one arm, bless him!

the centre back seam isnt closed, can you see the centre front zip and velcro ? i hope not :-)

the fur is gorgeous its like stroking a cat !

Sunday, 2 November 2008

my girls and an old ratty gent ...

i made this puppet when i was 13 ... so hes aorund 24, cough ...
not bad for a vintage rat, is he? how daisy and matty love him, makes steve and i think we should get a pet again ... but not at the moment!
the shout in theback ground is mary-baby xxx