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The Relaxed Rat Hammocks
« on: December 23, 2011, 08:18:47 PM »
Aaaaah!  :hyper:

So I'm finally past my 3 month limit, and past 100 posts a loooong time ago ;D What a christmas present from GM!

That means I can share with you my hammies!

www.therelaxedrat.co.uk

They are aimed primarily at rats (as the name would suggest), but I can do custom sizes to fit pretty much whatever furry needs a bed :)

As I'm sure you're all familiar with by now, you get to choose your fabric in any combination you like and new fabrics are being added all the time.
I'm based in the UK but will ship internationally too.

Aaaaand, the good news is that I've been running a promotion for a while now, but you Goosemoosers have only 24 hours to get in on it! I'm offering 10% off up until midnight Christmas Eve. To receive 10% off you just need to place your order here:

http://www.therelaxedrat.co.uk/#/christmas/4558374559

My fabric choices can be seen here http://s1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc400/RelaxedRat9/Fabrics/

I'll share a selection of fabrics and products on here for you to see without sifting through all of that :)












Both premade sets pictured here are still available: The animal ark set includes small Two's Company, 14" standard, 2x 7" corners and free braided rope for just 20​ including delivery to the UK.
The lilac cupcakes set was 15 including delivery, pre-promotion, if somebody is able to grab it tonight it will be 13.50 inc p+p to UK  :o

My other premades can be seen here http://s1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc400/RelaxedRat9/Premades/

As is evident, I am not a photographer so please excuse the crummy photographs- the set pictures just kill me! It takes me about half hour to arrange them!

I am also willing to work on suggestions from people: I am currently working on a new style of hammock specifically requested by somebody, and I am happy to work alongside you so you can get exactly what you want!

If anybody has any questions just email me at relaxedrat@hotmail.co.uk, post a reply here or pm me :)

P.S, you can like us on facebook too http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Relaxed-Rat/222560341143528

Happy shopping :) and a Merry Christmas!!!
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Re: The Relaxed Rat Hammocks
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2011, 04:20:26 AM »
The Relaxed Rat would like to wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
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Re: The Relaxed Rat Hammocks
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2012, 10:04:35 AM »
Hope everybody and a nice Christmas, and welcome to 2012!

I think I've actually gone crazy, and despite having bought loads of fabric just 2 weeks ago, I went out last week and bought some more. Worst of all, my local fabric shop are now having a sale so I'm going back after I get paid on Friday :o

Another project I'm working on is all pink, so I've gone a bit pink mad and all of these fabrics are very pink and girly!

Some of them do not look like main hammock fabrics, but I think they would look awesome as patchwork fabrics.
I'm currently working on a new set for my girls in the Rose patchwork fabric, with the Primrose Garden and Vienna Hearts in Blush as the 'extra' fabrics- does that make any sense at all?!!

Anyhow, I'm sure I shall post pictures when I'm done!

On to the new fabrics! I'll just post a few here, but you can see the whole collection here

Rose Patchwork in Pink (coming soon in Red)


Floral Jardin


Primrose Garden


Vienna Hearts in Blush (also coming soon in red)


Keep an eye out next week once I'm back from the sale ;)
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Re: The Relaxed Rat Hammocks
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2012, 01:54:04 PM »
Claire's order :)




And for a couple of new fabrics I bought




These are actually so cute in person- I'm making a set for my girls using the both of them with white fleece. It's taking its time since they have about 12 hammocks in at once but I'll have to post some pictures once it's done, it's such cute fabric!
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Re: The Relaxed Rat Hammocks
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2012, 05:38:52 PM »
Lots and lots of updates today!

As promised, pictures of the new hammocks in the strawberry fabric :)




Lola in the hammock before I could even hang it up!


Also, I've finally managed to get a half decent photo of a cube!!
All of my photos so far have managed to make them look really crummy!


Thirdly, the Rose patchwork fabric in red as promised



I've also just ordered 3 new patterned fleeces to battle this late winter which will be posted in the next few days when they arrive.

Fourthly?!... I use a laundry bag to wash all my hammocks in. The girls love to kick the litter out of their tray and it sticks to the fleece. I shake and shake and it doesn't come off. I don't want it gunking up my machine though, so I wash them in a laundry bag to catch all the big bits.
It suddenly occurred to me that maybe other people would like a laundry bag too, to match their hammocks. So that will be going on the website soon too, I just ordered some more toggles to go on the bags and make them a bit more secure before I take a photo to upload.

The bags will be about 40cm x 60cm. This might seem a little small but mine's about 60x90 and it takes brute force to get it in the machine!!
Of course they can be ordered in custom sizes anyway so if you've got a mega-machine then by all means get them made larger. I'm thinking around 7.50 ish for these, although I'll work out a definite pricing before I add them to the site.

Lastly (*phew*, we made it) I've been contemplating for some time about donating to rescues. There seems to be so many different ways of doing it that I wasn't sure what was right.
What I think I've finally settled on is something that would work like a product- you can add it to your cart along with your order (although it would qualify for free shipping so wouldn't make any difference to your shipping bracket and thus can be ordered without any actual products) and instead of size options there'll be amount options, like 1, 2,5,10 etc. For very donation I receive I'll make an equivalent hammock, or hammocks, but you won't have paid for the whole hammock. That way you get to donate and I get to donate. Then when I reach a large enough package I'll ship it off to a rescue of my choice.
If however you want it for a particular rescue then you'd need to state that in your order instructions and I'll keep a tab on that rescue separately.

So for example, you place an 'order' of 2 donation- I'd probably make an 18" flat hammock. That way you've only paid for half, and I've donated my time and covered postage.
Somebody else then donates 5, so I make a cube. Then somebody donates another 2 and I'll make a pocket etc etc, then when I've got a large enough packet I'll send it off.

I feel like making hammocks is the best way I can donate to the rescues right now as working a part-time job and being a full-time student leaves me with very little time to volunteer anywhere. And I know that everyone here would love to do their bit too. And it can seem silly to donate just 1 to a particular rescue, but through me you get the chance to all club together so your 1 can turn into 10.

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Re: The Relaxed Rat Hammocks
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2012, 01:45:11 PM »
Claire's order :D



8" Cube, 9" Triangle, 10" Flat, small Pile Up and small Two's Company.
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Re: The Relaxed Rat Hammocks
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2012, 03:20:28 PM »
That order is ridiculously adorable!  I love how you paired it with the pink dot fleece  :)
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Re: The Relaxed Rat Hammocks
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2012, 03:39:56 PM »
Thanks :D

I can't take all the credit though- she picked the fleece herself  :yelcutelaugh:
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Re: The Relaxed Rat Hammocks
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2012, 05:01:48 AM »
New fleeces are finally here!!!

I've had some problems with DHL  ::)
That's why they've taken so long to post on here. No matter, because they're here now!

First up, just in time for Valentine's day a lovely red heart fleece  :heart:
It's really lovely and soft too, I'm so tempted to make some hammies for myself :D



And to continue my obsession with polka dots, we now have a red available! So that makes polka dot fleece in pink, purple and red!


And finally, a lovely baby blue fleece with white bows on it. I love this fabric- I've been trying to get hold of it for ages and it was so worth the effort


So beat the winter blues and warm your fuzzbutts up with some lovely new fleeces :D
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Re: The Relaxed Rat Hammocks
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2012, 05:20:09 PM »
So I've been given the shove, and now The Relaxed Rat has an etsy store! Since I have so many variations in sizes and fabrics I've just listed one size of every product I offer on there- but you can always request custom items from me through etsy if you'd rather do that than trust a random website!

So here it is http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheRelaxedRat
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Re: The Relaxed Rat Hammocks
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2012, 09:12:33 AM »
The Relaxed Rat has moved!!!

I know a lot of people had trouble viewing the site, or it wouldn't load correctly and truth be told I was having problems keeping it working- it just seemed to break over night!

You can still visit the same address www.therelaxedrat.co.uk but the site will look different- how I wanted it to look originally- and now everything should work :)

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Re: The Relaxed Rat Hammocks
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2012, 04:37:42 PM »
Well, I'm sure it doesn't take a genius to work out why I'm posting today. I have yet again been buying fabric- it's an addiction! I need Fabrics Anonymous or something!
I've also been told that summer stock is coming in the next couple of weeks so there'll be even more coming your way!

But for now, a few of my favourites from today's spree:

Fiesta-Pink


(This is actually part of the summer collection- one roll that came in early so there'll be loads more in this style soon!! I can't wait!)

Fantasia Stars- Cerise


Peacock Feathers


Peace and Love- Jade


Tropical Flowers


You can see all of my fabrics here http://s1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc400/RelaxedRat9/Fabrics/

or if you've seen a fabric around I might be able to work with you on it.
Look out for the summer collection soon!
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Re: The Relaxed Rat Hammocks
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2012, 05:55:25 PM »
Hi everyone!

I know I haven't updated in a while, but I've got tons coming your way in the next couple of weeks- new fabrics and also new products!! I just might be including a flat cube, a play mat, tent and a self-supporting snuggle sack as well as many others..... this is why I haven't updated see- I've been sewing myself silly!  :BlueDumboSmile:

Today though I wanted to share an update I've done to the website called the Bargain Basket

It's basically a section of the website where you can order a selection of hammocks up to half price!!as long as you let me choose the fabric! You can choose to have boys or girls though- and I promise I won't make them horrible and clashing, they'll still look pretty (or very manly  :yelcutelaugh: )

So you can visit the new section here http://www.therelaxedrat.co.uk/bargain-basket.html

and I've got so many pages now that there's a "more" section on the menu which is where you'll find the Bargain Basket if you can't follow the link

Happy Shopping :)
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Re: The Relaxed Rat Hammocks
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2012, 11:29:03 PM »
Hi!
  Your stuff looks really nice. How much is the premade paisley set? What about the ark set? Also, where r you shipping from. I'm in the US and noticed your prices are in euros..
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Re: The Relaxed Rat Hammocks
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2012, 07:42:44 AM »
PM'd you :)
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Re: The Relaxed Rat Hammocks
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2012, 12:17:08 AM »
So I've been working my little socks off and have got together some new products!

Most of these need new, more profession-looking pictures. OH has stolen the good camera batteries!
First up is the cuddle cup


Flat Cube


Lap Mats (incase you get widdled on!)


Play Mats


Bonding Scarves


Hidey Huts


Floor Tunnels


Playhouse (I promise I'll get a better picture of this soon!) The entrance is round the other side


And townhouses are also available although I'm yet to get a picture.
They are essentially a cube with a little roof on top :D

PLUS I now have a section called Other small furries to offer standard sizes for all the other critters out there!

To celebrate these new products The Relaxed Rat is giving away a free hammock to the value of 5 with every order over 15 up until the end of March- you get to choose which hammock you'd like!
Don't add it to your basket, just add it in your note to seller. Or email me. Or leave it blank and it'll be a surprise :D
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Re: The Relaxed Rat Hammocks
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2012, 09:01:00 AM »
O, I forgot to add yesterday that premades can be added to cart like the rest of the products now :)
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Re: The Relaxed Rat Hammocks
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2012, 01:14:39 PM »
The Relaxed Rat is now offering 25% off custom orders to any forum members!!

Simply email me with your order along with your forum name and the forum you're a member of  (since I'm a part of so many!)
Then I'll send you back an invoice including your discount :)



(Offer will not be valid forever and can be withdrawn at any time.
25% includes only custom orders- not premades or bargain basket products.
25% will come off the total order price excluding delivery
To receive your discount you must email me with your order. Unfortunately orders that have been processed by the website are not eligible for a discount refund.)
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Re: The Relaxed Rat Hammocks
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2012, 06:47:33 PM »
New fabrics!!








And Lisa's order:




25% off for forum members offer ends in 24 hours - 23:59 31st March 2012
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Re: The Relaxed Rat Hammocks
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2012, 07:39:52 PM »
The Relaxed Rat is now offering grommets on most hammocks (flats, corners, pockets, two's company, pile up, wall pouch)
Just specify whether you'd prefer grommets or ribbon loops when placing your order :)

Example of grommets: (very wonky photo!)

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Re: The Relaxed Rat Hammocks
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2012, 08:10:46 AM »
Sian's order - a ton of mousey cubes! (With a couple of extras thrown in to thank her for being so patient whilst I sort myself out :D)








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« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2012, 11:44:51 AM »
Do you ship to the us?:]
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« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2012, 12:02:07 PM »
Yup! you can pm me or drop me an email at relaxedrat@hotmail.co.uk with the products you'd like and I can give you a shipping cost :)
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Re: The Relaxed Rat Hammocks
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2012, 06:43:32 AM »
Arianna's order

18" standard, 14" standard, 9" corner and 2 8" flat cubes :)



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Re: The Relaxed Rat Hammocks
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2012, 05:38:38 AM »
New premades available!

Skulls Hidey Hut - 7


Rock 'n' Rolla Cuddle cup 9" - 7


Sides can also be rolled down


Lilac heart cuddle cup 9" - 8
(This cuddle cup has an extra layer of batting for extra snuggliness plus low sides so perfect for oldies :) )


Buy them here
http://www.therelaxedrat.co.uk/premades.html

PLUS
Fringe ropes are now available!


http://www.therelaxedrat.co.uk/products.html

New fabrics including a lot of new fleeces are being added within in the next week so watch out for those!
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