Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter 2013 - Peeps S'mores

We had Peeps S'mores for Easter and, of course, the rats had to share.

Disclaimer - S'mores are NOT healthy, but this is a treat.  Also, chocolate is not poison for rats.  Indeed, chocolate can be therapeutic.
 Sam and Carl are investigating the strange yummy.  Doc is lurking in the background.
 Here, Sam goes for the peep.
 I just love this picture of Carl.  He's like, "WHAT???  Where did it go?"
 Doc enjoying the chocolate.
And, here's a Peeps S'more going into the oven.

It's 2 squares of graham cracker, some chocolate, and a yellow peep.  Baked at 350 deg Fahrenheit for about 5 minutes.  For the rats, I made sure it cooled a tad so none of my guys would get burnt tongues.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Smudge - Happy Customer

Ain't she a doll?  This is Smudge enjoying her new custom hammock.  She's the lucky hamster who gets to enjoy the 2 pink hammocks I made.

Friday, March 22, 2013

I Still Fit in Here. Don't I?

   Hi, I'm Carl.  I've doubled in size over the past few weeks  BUT my favorite hangout stays the same size.  But, I still fit. 

Don't I fit?

Here's the rat cage for this week.

And, I put a triangular hammock in an unusual spot.  And, it's being enjoyed.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Beautiful Spring Custom Hammocks - SOLD

There's one very lucky hamster out there.  She's a purty little girl, too.  Her name is Smudge and her loving owner custom ordered her some purty spring and girly hammocks.  

 Here's the 2 hammocks together.  I liked how the pattern tricks you into thinking it's just one hammock.  Each hammock is 6" x 6"  Petite for a petite girl hamster.
The back is pink fleece.  And, as you can see, the hammocks are pieced and quilted and very PINK.

And, here's the second hammock on its own.   The solid squares are a light green.  I was so worried that the colors would clash, but they worked beautifully.

I thoroughly enjoy making custom hammocks.  Essentially, I was asked to make a 6" x 6" quilted and pieced hammock that was in pinks or purples.  

Through email, I showed the customer some fabric and design options.  And, she approved the choices.  And, I started to make the hammock.  I really enjoy the back and forth, working together to create an item.  It's a challenge because until the hammock is made, I don't really know what its going to look like.  I have to communicate the uncertainty or surprise of the creative process while simultaneously communicating confidence that we will make a beautiful hammock.

And, if I do say so myself, these hammocks are just scrumptious.

Here's the link to my Etsy Shop  If you are interested in a custom hammock, please click the contact button at my Etsy Shop.