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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wonderful Youtube Video - A Hamster Playground

This is way beyond my current crafting skills, but I'd love to make my boys a slide.  AprilsAnimals created this fabulous video.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Woot - I've a Ready Made Hammock Listed on Etsy

This lovely itsy bitsy hammock is now listed for sale on Etsy.  Of course, I've added grommets.  I have a lot of hammocks that are partially made, and I need to get around to actually finish their sewing.

And, thanks to my wonderful customer base, I struggle to keep ready made hammocks in stock and so most of my Etsy business has been custom work.  Let's see if I can get some more ready made hammocks listed before this one is sold.

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Rat in a Tea Cup -- Sort Of

Stan may be my new model.  Apparently, I'm a real bad judge of size.  As he's not really fitting inside the big coffee cup.

The picture is a bit fuzzy, and, yes, that's my hand, but I wanted to end the photo shoot on a happy moment.  Stan did really well.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Shades of Mischief

From left to right, Carl, Butters, Sherlock (yes he's shoving Butters), and Dorian....  Enjoying morning oaties.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Custom Owl Hammock - Essentially Finished

 Yes, the hammock still needs grommets for hanging.  But, it's pretty much done.
 Here's the back side.  A tad wrinkly but still snazzy.
And, here you can see the front and the back.

This hammock really challenged me.  Retrospectively, it's a fairly simple hammock, but the calculations were intense to make sure that the fussy cat owl would fit, and then, the narrow striped side also had careful calculations that I tried to muck up.  I struggled with the materials, too.

But, in the end, I'm quite proud of the hammock.  And, making the simple bar side (fussy cut owl side) is so very easy for me now.

This darling hammock will become a little hamster's new bed.


Friday, August 1, 2014

Sneak Peak - IN PROGRESS - Custom Hammock with fussy cut Owl Print




Here's another custom hammock in progress photo.

Not my best photographic technique.  Sigh.

This is the front and is fairly classic and easy to do.  The fun part was carefully cutting the owl , so that he would fit properly.  I had to resize everything when I realized that the owl was taller than my original size for the stripes, but a little bit of math, and tadaa.

The back side is going to be spectacular if all goes as expected.


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Turquoise hammock

Well, I'm going to try to get back into blogging.

I've been making a lot of hammocks.  And, yet, I rarely post pictures.  Sigh.

Here's one of my current projects in progress.

This is a 10 inch crazy quilt hammock for a hamster.  I'm quite pleased with the unexpected Asian flavor.

The squares of this hammock are actually sewn onto fleece.  It was a bit of a challenge arranging the fabrics.  It would have been a lot easier if I had had one or two more fabrics.  As it was, I was trying to avoid abutting the two black fabrics.  And, of course, avoiding having the same fabric abutting was important and tough.  There are actually a few places where I allowed a doubling up of the fabrics, but those instances, I think, just add to the craziness.

So, I've already turned the hammock inside out, and you can see that the turning hole is still open on the right side.

Now, to close up the hammock and quilt.  I'm thinking of doing a squared off spiral for the quilting.