Red Rufus Musings

Get Stuffed

Red Rufus SockMonkeys in jumpers and a skirt. Handmade in Ireland.
"...stuffed toys were around as far back as the ancient Egyptians, according to wall etchings (children also enjoyed ‘cat’ pull toys, so not much has changed there, either)."

My Sewist's Library

My Sewist's Library
".............a little bit of theory, research and imagination found in the pages of books new and old won’t be helpful."

A day in the life of Rufus - the Red Setter who inspired a business.......

A day in the life of Rufus - the Red Setter who inspired a business.......
I’m already alert by the time my human, Christina, comes downstairs to make her coffee in the morning.  I’m a dog, so I can’t tell the time but I k...

My Top Sewing Tips

Christina Sanne sewing demo in House of Ireland for Red Rufus
Whether you are a complete beginner to any needlework craft looking for advice - or a seasoned stitcher interested in comparing notes, I’ve put tog...

An image says it all!

An image says it all!
#loveredrufus - share your Red Rufus to be in with a chance to win a personalised SockAnimal of your choice each month!

Interview with Design Ireland - Sock-Tastic Animal Fun with Red Rufus

Interview with Design Ireland - Sock-Tastic Animal Fun with Red Rufus
"My style is colourful, elegant, somewhat restrained and classical.  That is reflected in my products which are traditional handmade toys with a whimsical, contemporary twist." Christina of Red Rufus

Irish Country Magazine's Irish Made Awards

Irish Country Magazine's Irish Made Awards
We were absolutely delighted to be nominated in the gift category for the first ever Irish Made Awards.  A huge thank you to Irish Country Magazine...

New year, new designs!

New year, new designs!
So January is over - how did that happen?  I've had my head down for the month working on my new designs and last week participated in Design Irela...

Kilkenny Shop Irish Craft Week

Kilkenny Shop Irish Craft Week
Take a look at this short film, made by Kilkenny Shop to celebrate their Irish Craft Week.  The big message is BUY IRISH!  Thanks Kilkenny Shop for...

Darcy SockDino, the lesser known Rufosaurus

Darcy SockDino, the lesser known Rufosaurus
We're excited about our new friend here at Red Rufus.  He's a SockDinosaur, very striking in colour being black and white, with spectacular orang...

Barney, Boris and Brio

Barney, Boris and Brio
We loved Brio in this house when everyone was smaller.  I'd sit on the floor with all three children and together we'd build the most fantastical r...

Cooking for Rufus

Cooking for Rufus
About six months ago, I had an instinctive feeling that I wasn't doing the best for Rufus by feeding him kibble.  He didn't particularly like it an...