Thursday, May 19, 2011

A peek inside the crafty life of Raggyrat

Today we get to sneak a peek into the creative process of Raggyrat. In addition to making ah-maze-ing plushies, Raggyrat also is the mother to an adorable brood of little 'uns:

First off, a little backstory. Who are you? What do you make?
i am the raggyrat lady and i make all kinds of things, from puppets and soft toys to full costumes and masks ... i work out of my dining room and home educate my three youngest children. I began sewing seriously in 1996 and it remains my favourite creative outlet mixing quite nicely with all the mummy things that i do each day!
coz i is very, very tired ....

What projects are you in the middle of right now that you should probably be working on instead of doing this?
i should be getting on with a full sized edward tulane doll, 2 of my rat rucksacks, and some small plush for a vintage valentine faire in dorchester in february the 13th! i love making the big edwards. as they take shape and i dress them its like having a small son in the house - all my human children are girls!
a very handsome figure indeed!

Where do you primarily create?

i very the setting a bit, sketching here and there, pattern cutting on the living room floor, sewing on the dining table and closing seams sitting on the garden bench ....
Raggy Rats baby colours!
Where do you find inspiration?
i love being part of the etsy plush team, i get inspired and challenged on a regular basis. sometimes i pick up commission work and enjoy doing research for that, eg my recently completed tiger head mask!
my children thinks its really interesting ...
Do you have a favorite book/blog/movie/etc you'd like to recommend?
i cant wait to see the czech movie about the lost little bear - he looks like a sweetie, and i love the flavour of the trailers! i could watch jim henson creations all day, and enjoy oliver postage productions with my children on sofas and bean-bags. The Clangers are a hot fave at the moment!
shell i stick around?

Where can readers see more of your work?

Thanks for sharing a bit of your crafty life with us, Raggyrat!

1 comment:

cat said...

great interview - if i say so myself ! xxxx


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