“You’d forget your head if it wasn’t screwed on”

familyheadvickeebustop2016wmI heard these words on the radio, “You’d forget your head if it wasn’t screwed on”, doing the school run last week. There was an eruption of laughter from the kids in the back of the car. “Mum, you say that all the time” and it’s so true. We used to laugh as kids at my mother coming out with these one liners and now my own kids are doing it. We are a “strange kettle of fish” us mummies.

Couples or families in general, the sayings and quirks that one inherits are sometimes hilarious. Last year, I was thinking about this and how what I do is very much a family business. I wanted to come up with ways to show family life and life in general.

This is how the ideas for the portraits came about. It started over a year ago, looking at our children’s drawings of us. I made the heads and, as I always do, put them aside for a while. I even had them photographed last year by Marc  O’ Sullivan. I decided now is the time to take them out and show them in all their glory.


My husband, who is with me every step of this adventure, didn’t want to be left out of the photo shoot. It is a family affair after all. Our son decided to have an alter ego and opted for a different head. On the day of this photo shoot it was pretty rushed affair, but we had a good laugh and, thanks to Marc, got some great shots.

The heads are fun and quirky, not taking life too seriously (life is serious enough). We hope you enjoy them and now you can order your very own portrait here. For now just get in contact with me info@scatterpillardesigns.ie

They are made from natural materials such as cotton, linen and fleece. They are stuffed with Hypo-allergenic stuffing. These are completely  handmade. They are not mass produced copies, so they are really unique keepsakes of your family. They are ideal presents for a couple or a family.

You have the option of leaving it to us, just send us your photograph or send in your/ child’s drawing and we will work with you to create your very own handmade one-of-a-kind portrait. After all it is a family business….keep coming back as there is more to come.


1 reply
  1. Christine
    Christine says:

    Love you guys xxxxx
    Having benefitted from your special gift, I hope you will get a lot of softies out there into the world!!
    The world needs scaterpillar design softies !!!!


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