About Ragamuffin Primitives


It all started with one little brown primitive pig.  Sometime in the spring of 2009, near the Cave Creek boat ramp in KY,  inspiration struck, and I created this plain brown pig. Over the next few years, one became thousands. The pigs were joined by primitive dolls, holiday primitives, and other barnyard folk.  Plain prim pigs became pig ornaments, pot belly pigs, standing pigs, and sitting pigs.  They were featured in magazines. Kentucky gave way to Florida. The Cave Creek name changed to Ragamuffin Primitives. Through it all, it is still just me, doing what I love - creating quirky, quality primitives that make people smile.

I'm not certain where my love of primitive things comes from..perhaps growing up in a 150 year old farmhouse - and later building a log house long before log houses became popular again. I do know that I love making primitives. 

Inspiration comes from many sources, but as you can probably see, I have a thing for animals. My designs usually start with an idea of the finished item in my head - usually at 3 in the morning. Next step is a rough sketch, transfer to fabric, and lots of sewing and tweaking. Sometimes the finished design looks exactly like what I first envisioned.  Sometimes it takes several takes to get it right. Always, they continue to evolve each time I make them. 

My designs tend to be a bit simplistic, but they have developed their own signature characteristics over the years. 

Quality and customer satisfaction are very important to me, and I will fuss for hours over a piece until I'm satisfied. That being said, please remember these creations are primitives.  Loose threads, asymmetrical shapes, ragged edges,  and other quirky traits are intentional and part of the design. 

Ragamuffin Primitives are intended as primitive art, home décor and collectibles.  They are not intended as toys and are not suitable for small children.  Many have small parts like buttons, safety pins, or attached pieces.  Please enjoy them as part of your primitive décor.

Thank you for visiting Ragamuffin Primitives.