Saturday, 30 April 2011

Butter Chicken?

Daisy has progressed from cuddling chickens on the ground, to picking up one of our black-tails...

and they both seem happy with this development!

Don't look now little chicken, but...

That looks like a jar of Butter Chicken!

But it's ok, I am just a rotten tease - this is our favourite family sauce, but I only ever put Quorn pieces in it!

Friday, 29 April 2011

jess, the muppet doll.... head to toe!

so I gave Jess a tongue ...

and then I concentrated on her toes ...

and fiddled with some funky-foam and ribbon until Flip-flops appeared!

So now, if she wants to, Jess can have a little wander through the daisies, white I finish the rest of her wardrobe!

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

goat - vote - round two!

and so I made my goat all steampunk, for an etsy-plush-team challenge, and we would both love it if you would go and vote for him in the final round of the competition - it's goat versus blimp!

click thru to see all of him, and if you want more pics here, just ask XXX

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Saturday, 23 April 2011

jess, the muppet doll....WIP... all together now!

It starts with a drawing, which becomes a pattern after some tweaks ... I do get things wrong sometimes - this shape made toes that were too thin!

so after starting again, Jess' feet look like this ...

and they were added to her little legs - later, Jess will get flip-flops to wear!

and, with her head on her shoulders, we can see Jess' bunches and those little star tattoos too!

Off to select her outfit now, Jess gives us a happy wave!

new screen saver - memory of my London trip!

Is that tiger asleep, or laughing very hard at my jokes?

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Chicken run!

it was time to stop squeazing in between the clothes pegs and have a proper chicken run - with a gate! First, we had to free the chickens, and they were all over the grass at once!

the two buff Orpingtons seem to be the gaffers on this project ...

but the black tails are happy to lend a had to Doug too - this one is off to look for a left-handed spanner ...

my camera is something of an attraction too, and i feel a bit wary when those beaks start to loom large in my veiw-finder!

Any work in the garden calls for lots of builders'(TM) tea - just ask Mary!

Looks like all our girls really like to play together! And that keeps the chickens from under Doug's feet - they didn't even quake when he fetched out an axe!

Our cuddliest-Chicken has a nice sit down with Matty and Daisy!

And the work is completed in one day - I just had to pick all the pooh off the lawn the next day, before letting the children out to play!

Thank you Doug xxxx

Monday, 18 April 2011

plush-team steampunk challenge piece ...

remember when I teased you and asked you about this magical clockwork bag, and the bottle of stardust, too?

well they belong to my goat doll, now fully dressed and ready for inventing adventures, and not to mention getting a few votes here - on the plush team blog...

you can read more about my ideas behind this piece here, in the Plush Team Etsy shop. I had a great time deciding what do do with a selection of tiny watch parts, and think they made good buttons on his fancy waistcoat!

I think goats are rather eccentric beings anyway, perhaps it's the beard and sideburns?

I realised how much I enjoy making little gadgets myself, creating goggles from suede 'blind' fabric, real suede and some thin gold coloured 'pleather' along with some hand tinted acetate lenses to keep out the glare!

i would love it if you would vote for my goat doll, the prize is a handmade piece of art! You can vote for one steam punk character, and one plush gadget too xxx

two sweet husky rats ...

Friday, 15 April 2011

And I went to London, this week!

and I took these furry balls with me - but more about those in a second!

First, here is a hunk i managed to get a cuddle with, at Rainbow Productions ! And then i had a nice lunch with Simon Faulkes ...

And those balls? I added some eye lids, and now the tiger can sleep - I think he looks really sweet! I took my copic markers and sat on a bench on Wimbledon Common. It was nice to see the tiger again after all this time!

and the new 'asleep' eyes seem to be very effective!

Then, it was time for the tiger to wake up and play - and not a Womble in sight!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

We love our chickens!

and today, they get a new fence and gate - going into see them will be much easier!

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

foam dome ...

i have been working with my own body a little bit more ...

Sunday, 10 April 2011

filming fun!

What a bunch of talented peeps in need of more sensible hobbies like (insert hobby) will do in a bid to get their hands on more awesome truffles (made with love) ...

Raggy Rats appear by kind permission of the Raggy Rat Lady, Catherine Owen xxx

Friday, 8 April 2011

Happy Birthday Matty and Daisy ...

who had a cake-giggly-football-playmobile-hugs and MORE cake flavoured 5th birthday ...

Did I just say 5 years?!!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Old Ben wants to tease you ....

he wants you to wonder what he is doing with this old treasure-type map ...

he also assures me that he will show you a bit more, in a few days! Oh Ben! Stop teasing!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

found 1950s fragment of wall paper ...

found 1950s fragment of wall paper ...
Originally uploaded by RaggyRat

a fragment of the 1950s from behind the old radiator in my living room. It is rather sweet, but it does make my eyes go funny!

Monday, 4 April 2011

working with my body ...

my recently created duct-tape body is to help me make a suit that fits me! I use it to create one half of a pattern, then my costume will be perfectly symmetrical...

I have got my pins, some scissors, a marker pen and some old, partly faded curtains which will form the actual pattern ...

now I just need to take my time over it!

Sunday, 3 April 2011

what would you do?

What would you do with a magical clockwork bag, and a bottle of stardust 'for extra special inventions'?

Saturday, 2 April 2011

cuddle time ...

some times, you have to stop what you are doing ...

and cuddle a buff Orpington!