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What hammocks have you made lately?
« on: December 12, 2011, 02:12:49 PM »
This may be a dumb thread idea but lately whenever i've made new hammocks I want to post them on here, so why not start a thread to do that? I'd love to see what other people have made (Lately) for their ratties! |

I'll start.

This pocket i'm extremely proud of! The boys love it (They Love pockets!) and it's the best one i've ever made!
 
006 by KD4714, on Flickr

I made it yesterday, sorry it's kind of dirty. I had it in the cage before I took pics.
I have more to post but I can't right now. I'll be back!


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Re: What hammocks have you made lately?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011, 02:48:37 PM »
This is such a good idea!

I always want to show everyone what I've made because noone else but rat lovers really cares!!

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Re: What hammocks have you made lately?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011, 03:38:43 PM »
I concur! Excellent idea and I'm surprised there wasn't one to begin with. It's always nice to at least be able to show off what you've made when that "pat yourself on the back" mentality doesn't cut it, especially if its something you're really proud of. I just got my sewing machine at home and made a hanging pocket out of an old pair of jeans last night. I was cutting them using kid scissors since mine wandered off so they came out a little more wonky than I would have liked but oh well. And I'll be making some more stuff tonight out of a few old sweatshirts and a robe I never wear since getting my snuggy~ I'll be sure and share my handiwork.

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Re: What hammocks have you made lately?
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2011, 04:26:29 PM »
I'm glad you guys like the idea! I have a few more pics to share but I'm not home right now. I'll post when I am. Tonight I'll also be sewing soome more hammocks!

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Re: What hammocks have you made lately?
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2011, 07:04:17 PM »
Okay I'm home and ready to post more pics!

The first pocket I ever made! (A few days ago  ;))


057 by KD4714, on Flickr

And some hammocks for the NTRR (They're too small for Jack and Riley)


018 by KD4714, on Flickr
I have two of these pink and green ones.


015 by KD4714, on Flickr

I've started doing a Quilt style on my all fleece hammocks. It looks amazing! I love it



017 by KD4714, on Flickr This was the first time I tried the "quilt" style so it's a little wonky lol.
This is all i've made recently, but i'll be making more tonight  ;D

Also I forgot to mention if you've made liners recently you can post those too!

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Re: What hammocks have you made lately?
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2011, 07:41:55 PM »
This thread is awesome...

Though I would be way to embarrassed to post mine because just two nights ago I made my very first hammocks ever! I should add that I've never sewn much in my life and I don't have a sewing machine so these were all by hand. They definitely can't stand up to all the beautiful hammocks I see on this site, but I was really proud of my handy work  :BlueDumboSmile:

After all, the rats don't really care if the stitching is straight or not right??
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Re: What hammocks have you made lately?
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2011, 07:51:58 PM »
Exactly! And don't feel bad. I haven't been sewing hammocks very long either, my stitches aren't always straight! :D

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Re: What hammocks have you made lately?
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2011, 10:59:11 PM »
Love the quilt style on the fleecey hammocks, especially the red/orange one!  :)
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Re: What hammocks have you made lately?
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2011, 11:41:42 PM »
Thanks Scubbs. Yeah the quilt style on the other one didn't turn out very well haha.

I just made my first cube and I am totally amazed at how awesome it turned out!! I took some pictures but I have to wait until tomorrow to post them. Oh I also made a bunkbed hammock that I'll post tomorrow as well :) I feel like I'm taking over this thread (even though I started it), does anyone have pics they can share? :D

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Re: What hammocks have you made lately?
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2011, 11:52:03 PM »
Ones I made last week - 3 CN liners (convertible) and 3 flat quilted hammocks.




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Re: What hammocks have you made lately?
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2011, 04:09:28 PM »
Ooh I love the fabric Kat!

My first cube:


cube by KD4714, on Flickr


cube by KD4714, on Flickr

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Cube by KD4714, on Flickr
I'm extremely proud of this! It looks so nice and it was easy to make too (Which is a bonus).

I also made a bunkbed last night:


Bunk-bed by KD4714, on Flickr
I'm going to grommet it today.

Over all I'm proud of the way my hammocks come out. I just wish I sewed well enough to start a hammock shop. :( 
I have a lot of fabric left so tonight I'm probably going to sew even more! I don't want to post more pics though. I feel like I'm taking over this thread, I don't want to bore people lol.

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Re: What hammocks have you made lately?
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2011, 04:21:33 PM »
No! I like looking at them!
And you could definitely sew well enough for a shop!

The only new hammocks I've made lately have been for sale, but I'm really really proud of this snuggle sack, so I'd like to share.
It's the second one I've ever made, but the first reversible one. I don't do tutorials and things so I was a bit worried about how it would come out, but I'm very pleased with it and now I want it for myself!




and this matching pocket I'm pleased with



I really want this set for myself!
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Re: What hammocks have you made lately?
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2011, 04:24:32 PM »
No! I like looking at them!
And you could definitely sew well enough for a shop!

The only new hammocks I've made lately have been for sale, but I'm really really proud of this snuggle sack, so I'd like to share.
It's the second one I've ever made, but the first reversible one. I don't do tutorials and things so I was a bit worried about how it would come out, but I'm very pleased with it and now I want it for myself!




and this matching pocket I'm pleased with



I really want this set for myself!

ooh I really like the snuggle sack!
Okay when I make more hammocks to tonight i'll post them!
Well maybe I could sew well enough, but to me I want them to be a little bit more "perfect" (obviously not really perfect, just better).

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Re: What hammocks have you made lately?
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2011, 03:53:57 PM »
Guess it's just me and you  ;)

The girls were looking at me like 'why don't you make us a snuggle sack mummy? Aren't we your friends too?!'

My response was: because you chewed the last one to shreds.

And then I made this:





(Again, sorry about the rubbish quality- need to find the camera charger!)
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Re: What hammocks have you made lately?
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2011, 08:48:03 PM »
Hopefully people who are making hammocks will see this thread!
What an adorable snuggle sack. I haven't made any yet, but I don't think my boys would like them. Riley and Jack like pocket hammocks. (Their all time favorite hammock!)
I have some fleece left and I have enough hammocks for myself so i'm going to sew as many hammocks as I can tonight for the NTRR. I might have to post them tomorrow, it depends when I finish them all.

I loved making the cube but the boys don't seem to care about it, so I probably won't make anymore for them.

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Re: What hammocks have you made lately?
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2011, 08:57:50 PM »
Lol, isn't it funny how they can have favourites?!
A couple of my girls have recently taking to chilling out in the tube with their heads sticking out! They've never used it before.
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Re: What hammocks have you made lately?
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2011, 09:17:15 PM »
Riley and Jack are completely opposite about the tube. They used to love it, now they don't use it, EVER.

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Re: What hammocks have you made lately?
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2011, 09:33:13 PM »
Haha, they've passed the tubeness over to me  :yelcutelaugh:
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Re: What hammocks have you made lately?
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2011, 09:58:04 PM »
Ones I made last week - 3 CN liners (convertible) and 3 flat quilted hammocks.





I love your brown fabric!!

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Re: What hammocks have you made lately?
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2011, 04:26:29 PM »
I sew all my ratties hammocks by hand and sometimes they come out a little wonky and the stitches always look bad so I am too embarassed to post my hammies  :-[
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Re: What hammocks have you made lately?
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2011, 04:38:15 PM »
I sew all my ratties hammocks by hand and sometimes they come out a little wonky and the stitches always look bad so I am too embarassed to post my hammies  :-[

Don't be embarrassed! Rats never care if a seam isn't straight. When I first started sewing and posting my cages, most of my stuff was crooked no sew stuff, or stuff with huge stitches.  :yelcutelaugh: But the rats loved them!

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Re: What hammocks have you made lately?
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2011, 05:46:59 PM »
I sew all my ratties hammocks by hand and sometimes they come out a little wonky and the stitches always look bad so I am too embarassed to post my hammies  :-[
We don't mind! I'd love to see them anywsy.

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Re: What hammocks have you made lately?
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2011, 09:45:50 PM »
I usually just make very basic hammocks and tubes, and put grommets in them for hanging with shower curtain hooks.  I'm sure Jack would love the pocket style, though.  I put several extra pieces of fleece in the cage for him (cut from chewed up liners) which he likes to take and arrange a nest in the hammock.  The most recent things I've made are a simple hammock for the boys and a low-hanging tube for the girls, who are having more trouble climbing nowadays.

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Re: What hammocks have you made lately?
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2011, 10:15:32 PM »
i don't have pictures yet, but i made a cute square flat hammock for my boys' new cage, and then two christmas tubes. the seams are all crazy town, but like somebody above said, rats don't curr! i'll take pictures and post them probably tomorrow. :3

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Re: What hammocks have you made lately?
« Reply #24 on: December 17, 2011, 04:59:21 PM »
Can't wait Simeonrun!

@lea, even if you only make very basic hammocks we'd love to see them anyway!