Tuesday, 30 June 2009
did i ever show you my shimmery fish and all the other plush foods in this great etsy plush team competition ?
although there's no official 'winners post' on the plush team blog, there is a lovely post here on cuteable featuring very cute work from each of the 5 winners in the secret ingredients categories ... and yes, you will see my dog harris there, as my shimmery fish won the 'mirrors' category!
yay for shimmery fish, and fabric stashes to meddle in, when the challenge pops along ...
Monday, 29 June 2009
the dormouse will hopefully apear in a real gallery in a plush show all about alice in wonderland. i plan to make the mouse and a teapot too ...
Sunday, 28 June 2009
i have some pieces of paper based on 8 by 8 and 4 by 8 shapes on my dining table ...
how i love to trade ... caroline is making some things that will have daisy and matty singing!
Saturday, 27 June 2009
Friday, 26 June 2009
Stuffed: A Gathering of Softies - Volume 2 (Summer 2009)
Originally uploaded by Emily ♥ Follow The White Rabbit
Stuffed is a new magazine all about handmade plushies. It's published by Stampington & Company and this issue features Etsy's Plush Team!
this photo has notes and has been taken by a fellow plush team member, emily - follow the white rabbit. click through for more information and some good links ...
and yes, those are my colourful raggy rats in that super, glossy international magazine ... looks like they are looking up and admiring emily's sweet fawns ...
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Saturday, 20 June 2009
we all need things to make us stop and smile, so follow the link and have a nice day :-)
im getting nervous - singing in the rectory garden today with 'dorset for singing' - for pictures today, just follow thw links :-) i am off for another cup of tea ...
Thursday, 18 June 2009
got this award from the lovely jackie who also put a bit on her blog asking her readers to vote for raggy rat's blog
at the dorset cerials site ...
i now pass this award to caroline who is almost as mutlitalented as me, and her blog is a lively read ...
and also to tantehilde who is a super mummy, of course - just like me- and turns her creative hand to all kinds of sewing. these days i have to translate hr blog but its worth it.
i have work from both bloggers in my house :-)
ok guys, pass it on, and dont forget to vote for me please!
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Monday, 15 June 2009
tweed hamsters ...
Originally uploaded by RaggyRat
join the hamster dance and take home one of these fat little rodents, available at a special introductory price in the plushteam shop, now!
this is a pattern i have tweaked, bur originally came up with when my eldest was 2 years old, it involves a simple shape but some careful needle sculpting which i really enjoy ...
limited edition of five only ... part of 'mini plush monday', and only £5, handmade in the UK :-)
Saturday, 13 June 2009
i think our garden might be missing a few woodlice now, the girls play with them the moment they get outside, and you know how playthings get lost ...
bill over the road calls them billy-bakers, and when i lived in scotland the twins sean and dan called them slaters, and found me some very impressive ones, back when i hated touching them and pretended that i didn't!
the other day daisy saw one that she thought was doing a pooh, and shouted with glee, "he's doing a poooo! he's making compost!"
so, they have been listening when we chat about the garden!
Thursday, 11 June 2009
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
i am having a great time over there .... here is the plush team blog if you wish to follow it, there is a fun competition going on at the moment ... and pop over to the plush team etsy shop too. i will list my version of stichy there soon, and some tweed hamsters there, on monday !
ok here is stichy ... in the plush team shop
Monday, 8 June 2009
last night i popped Glazed Pork, the tweed pig, and Haris the dog into my etsy shop ...
here is a post on the etsy plus team blog about GP, and about my entry for the current plush team challenge ... i'm quite pleased with the post so pop over and have a read ... http://www.plushteam.com/2009/05/iron-chef-challenge-mirrors.html
i have ben working on some tweed hamsters, who will be listed in the plush team etsy shop for a bargain price next monday as part of a plush raiser ... every monday in june http://www.plushteam.etsy.com ...
Sunday, 7 June 2009
i just clicked the ramdom number generator thingy and it came up with post number three, which is by NN, so use get in touch NN and i will send you some cards. (cathy at raggyrat dot co dot uk will do :-)
the picture is a phone doodle, a rat i worked into the other day while discussing things with a few local HEing folk ... the original pencil sketch i created on the back of the girls art pad, while watching them to some drawings ... i think he's quite sweet, if a little sad ...
thank you for coming to my blog folks ... more sewn rats, soon ... and more work with scraps and offcuts, and bits and bobs !
Friday, 5 June 2009
here are some sketches on canvas of some well known art works ... i wonder what they will look like when i have finished with them ?
i will do the draw for my giveaway on sunday, thanks for commenting xxx
Monday, 1 June 2009
here are 10 cards printed with two kinds of artwork by me, and i promise to send them anywhere in the world, but not into outer space ...
if you want to enter a draw to win these, just let me know
1 - how you found the raggy rat blog ...
2 - do you come here regularly?
3 - whats your favourate thing to see on blogs that you regularly follow or visit?
now wish me luck
i am making one of the twin girls go cold turkey - i have taken her out of nappies this morning!