Jun 9, 2012

Ruggles!

I can't remember how I tripped over Kenzie's blog Bewhiskered, but I did, and a few hours later I had read 18 months worth of blog posts and I was in love with her unique creations, Ruggles!



Ruggles are plush blanket 'rugs' in the form of dragons, animals and (my personal favorite) monsters with colorful claws. They are a fun multi-texturural toy for small children, and honestly, way more cool than Taggies. Plus they make a really awesome photo prop for baby photo shoots!

 


 Kenzie got her start when she had her first son in the summer of 2008. Kids, always the greatest inspirations. ♥ She now has a blog, webstore and free standing site and sells Ruggles to all corners of the world!

When I asked her how she came up with the idea for Ruggles, she said when she was a child, she had a tiger rug her mother latch hooked for her (remember latch hook kits? Am I a dork for still loving those things?!). One of her favorite photos from childhood is of her on the latch hooked tiger rug as a baby. Kenzie wanted to recreate a tiger rug for her son, but after searching for a while couldn't find a latch hook tiger rug kit. So... She decided to create her own version of a tiger rug for her little guy, using fabric instead of yarn bits.

Her first first Ruggle!

Her son loved it, and it soon became his security item! And that was the birth of Ruggles! From there, she has been making baby and toddler-hood a lot more whimsical with her wonderful creature blankets!

Close up of the claws

Kenzie designed Ruggles so they can be used from birth (as wonderful photo props) all through childhood. She says her four year old still plays with his and sometimes uses it to check for and roust monsters from beneath the bed at night. :)



If I ever have another kidlet, this it the style of Ruggle I am ordering. I love it's swirly horns!

Visit Kenzie's shop and tell me which is your favorite! I look forward to see which ones everyone picks!




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    1. Fixed! So sorry about that. :)

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  2. Thanks so much for featuring me on your blog! :D

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    1. :) No problem! I absolutely ♥LOVE♥ Ruggles and want to spread Ruggle-Awareness! :)

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  3. Wow! Very neat, never seen anything like them!

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    1. Me either, ever! I think they are fantastic! :) I am just sooooo in love with the monster ones.. I think I need a giant monster fur rug for my own monster making studio... :)

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  4. Those are awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the feature! Be sure to follow her blog and bookmark her store! :)

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  5. Kenzie's Ruggles are awesome! I want an adult size for myself!! :)

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  6. Great feature! I got a tiger ruggle for my bf's nephew and he loved it! He went roaring and saying "Shere Khan" all over the place with it!

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    1. ♥ Aw, that is awesome! Sounds like you'll be his favorite auntie. ;)

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    1. I think it's the big swirly horns that I love so much. ♥ I also like her fox Ruggle, which you can see in her FB pictures!

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