Fuzzbutt has been trading since June 2006 and is solely operated by me (Rache). I live in a sleepy Norfolk village where I maintain the website, buy all the fabrics, deal with all the sales and correspondence and sew Plammocks, 'Homer' gear, Cheezwedges, Standard Cubes and Cage Condos. My other products are currently being sewn for me by some UK based seamstresses, which greatly eases my stress levels! Recently these ladies have start part-sewing my cubes for me too, see this blog post for the new changes to manufacturing. I also work 4 days a week in an Admin/IT job, so Fuzzbutt is done on evenings, weekends and Fridays.
I started Fuzzbutt when I wanted to learn to dressmake and my mum gave me an old domestic sewing machine. I attempted to make some stuff for my ratties which were hilariously bad (see pic!), so after 6 months of research, development, temper tantrums, pinpricks and testing, Fuzzbutt launched and has been trading successfully ever since (the dressmaking fell to the wayside).
Each Fuzzbutt creation is individually hand-made and will also have it’s own special label, so you will know when you buy an original. Accept no substitutes! I’ve always tried to make products that weren’t already “out there” and as a result, the Corner Crush, Cage Condo, PumpkinCube and Plammock® were born. I have many more ideas but just no spare time to develop them :(
All my products are robust and sewn on an industrial machine with stronger thread, they withstand many a boil-wash. I strive to always find the funkiest fabrics and I place the safety of your Fuzzy as priority, with no loose ends or threads, fully stitched inner seams, and all webbing hangers sealed and hidden from curious teeth.
I love to see pics of your Fuzzies enjoying their gear, so please email me your pics for inclusion in the Fuzzy gallery and/or upload them to my busy Facebook page. Any feedback you have on my products and service is also greatly appreciated.
In the 10 years I’ve been in business I’ve got busier and busier, and sadly am no longer able to offer a full custom order service. There are still some items available as customs but their availability is dependent on my current workload and occasionally they will be taken off sale while I catch up with regular website stock sewing.
When I am not glued to my sewing machine I enjoy sci-fi costuming & movies, indoor climbing, photography (portfolio HERE), gardening, WW2 aviation, obsessing over sports cars, and all forms of motorsport. I enjoy travelling and always try to go off the beaten track. In 2012 I went Parahawking in Nepal, an amazing experience caught on video (worth watching full screen).
In December 2015 I was very lucky to be able to walk the red carpet at the European Premiere of The Force Awakens at Leicester Square, London. I donned my Sandtrooper armour and had the most amazing 20 minutes parading in front of the world's press and hundreds of fans. An evening I'll never forget. I'm under the red arrow! This year I'm building a Force Awakens TIE Pilot costume, hoping to have it ready for Celebration Europe in July 2016.