Behind the Scenes at Ragged Life: Peg Looms, Mohair and More…

You may have noticed that I completely dropped off the face of the planet last month. I was so busy rag rugging away to get my second batch of ten rag rug projects done for the new book that everything else faded into the background. The good news is that I just now dropped off …

Behind the Scenes at Ragged Life: Off to the Mills!

This past fortnight has sure been a busy one. I think everyone has been snuggled up inside crafting, so online orders have been busy busy busy. As well as sending out your Ragged Life orders, here’s what I’ve been up to… Rag Rug Demo on Hochanda: This past couple of weeks involved a lot of …

Behind the Scenes at Ragged Life: Round 1 Book Projects… Done!

The past couple of weeks have been extremely full on here at Ragged Life. I had to submit the first ten projects for my new rag rug book and was crafting from dusk til dawn to get them done. Rugs aren’t the quickest projects to make it has to be said! The good news is …

Behind the Scenes at Ragged Life – 1: Start with a Bang!

Hello lovely readers, thanks for tuning in to my new “Behind the Scenes at Ragged Life” series, where I dish the dirt on what it’s really like to be a full time rag rug maker and crafter. Plus, I’m reliably informed that stream of consciousness writing is supposed to do wonders for your “mindfulness”, so …

Our Ragged Life Rag Rug Plans 2021…

Happy New Year from all of us here at Ragged Life! Last year’s New Year’s blog post reflected back on highlights of the previous year, but in the spirit of exorcising 2020 from my psyche, I’ve decided to skip the “looking back” section this year and focus purely on the looking forward part. I’ve got …

Rag Rug Leopard Print Clutch Bag in Mollie Makes

Mollie Makes Magazine: Mollie Makes Magazine is a lifestyle magazine bringing contemporary craft to today’s makers. It has beautifully styled photography and gorgeous, modern makes, ranging in size and complexity. If you’ve been following Ragged Life for a while now, you will know that I am a big fan. In fact, I’ve now appeared in …

A Colourful Trip to Mexico

Hola amigas and amigos. I’ve recently returned from one of my bucket list holiday destinations… Mexico! I’d been meaning to visit for a while for a number of reasons – artisan craft markets, flavourful food, ancient pyramids, beautiful beaches, Frida Kahlo… and so much more. Although this holiday was very much a “holiday holiday” to …

An A-Z of Rag Rugging

Here at Ragged Life we love all things rag rugging and we’re constantly feeling inspired to create new and exciting projects. It was this thought that got me thinking about all the different rag rug related ideas we’ve had over the years. So, this week I challenged myself to find something Ragged Life related for …

Happy New Year! Reflections from 2019 & Plans for 2020

Happy New Year from all of us here at Ragged Life! I absolutely love New Year’s Day, and I bet there are a few of you out there who feel exactly the same way. Even though the weather is often cold and dreary, and I’m generally feeling the effects of mountains of Christmas food and …

Craft Storage Makeover – Our Wonderful Wall of Wool!

Us crafters aren’t exactly known for our minimalist living. I’m always saving and rescuing scraps of fabric, beautiful buttons or zips because I just know that they’ll come in handy… some day 🙂 Plus, it helps that you can use just about any old scrap of fabric to rag rug with! With your average crafter, …