Post by squishy506 on Sept 1, 2008 10:58:27 GMT -5
I have made a few hand-sewn ferret toys. Right now I will advertise the stash toys not on my etsy site.
I specialize in raw and prey stuffed toys. Right now I have a blue fleece mouse with pink felt ears and an embroidered face. He is just a stash toy; there is no squeaker inside him, but I can custom make items for customers.
I use a backstitch when sewing the toys, and to close the opening for stuffing, I use a whip stitch, which is what some of the close-ups show.
Post by squishy506 on Sept 7, 2008 19:00:41 GMT -5
I also have a boiled egg with a squeaker in it. The eggshell is fleece, and the yellow yolk is felt. I believe it is about five inches tall. The patterned material is 100% cotton and a yellow flowered pattern.
****(Eggs are on Etsy, link to listing is here)****
Post by squishy506 on Sept 20, 2008 10:18:59 GMT -5
All the previous posts were of items not in my etsy store. I planned to wait until I got a few sales before adding them because the cost of listing items can go up, and if no one is buying anything, it is really discouraging.
But I recently had my first sale. Someone bought three toys! So I have listed this great duo on the site, and I don't expect it to stay on long.
I just made two stuffed black-footed ferrets. They are the famous Georgia and Peanut from the zoo webcam. They are made entirely of fleece, and you can see photos and read more about them here:
Delicious Meat Package available now. It's so new it doesn't show up in searches yet, so the direct link is the only way to access it unless you do a search for my user name and are subsequently directed to my shop.
Last Edit: Sept 23, 2008 13:48:27 GMT -5 by squishy506
Post by weloveourweasels on Sept 24, 2008 2:57:39 GMT -5
I love love love that little penguin. (I have a soft spot for penguins and was obsessed with them in middle and high school.) I really like the hard boiled egg too. so realistic. Great job! Georgia and peanut look excellent too!
I thought I'd point this out to you, I found it pretty funny!
About the steak:
"First is a t-bone steak. Wish I could have one every night like your ferrets! Just shy of five feet tall, 4.5 inches at its widest point, and about 2.5 inches thick...."
That's a pretty big steak!
Haha! Someone on the Village mentioned this, too, but I wasn't sure I had really put that in there. I will change it now. Thank you.
Boy, if I had a five foot steak, I would be in heart attack city.
Weloveourweasels, I will probably put the three eggs I made and the three stash toys (mouse & rabbit) I made in bundles, too for the shop, but I just need to make a few more sales. I don't like having so much there. The listing fees tend to add up.
Post by squishy506 on Oct 14, 2008 22:32:06 GMT -5
Oh, Guili. I didn't even have my own thread bookmarked. I said to myself, "I wonder if my most recent items are updated," and then I couldn't even find my own thread. Thanks for changing the title, too.
Post by squishy506 on Oct 14, 2008 22:44:10 GMT -5
Georgia and Peanut have been sold and are in a mailbox en route to their new home.
Here is a listing for a black self ferret kit. I had a lot of black fleece left over after making Georgia and Peanut, so I made a ferret out of some. The pictures were very hard to take. My camera is a little wacky. I can't even take pictures outside on a sunny day without the color getting blue. So, taking pictures of a black toy were nearly impossible because I couldn't get any seam details.
And also a listing for a blue penguin. I've made one like this for another member, and she said it was too cute to give to the ferrets, but it does have a squeaker in it, and it is durable, so don't be afraid to share.
I just got my first sewing machine, so now I can crank out more toys that are more durable and professional.
The Deliciously Meaty Package is still for sale. I am going to start making wand toys so people can go fishing with their ferrets, but first my boyfriend has to show me how to use a drill bit. Most smaller toys that have bells will be on a wand. The yellow bird in my signature is one of the items I will "wand out." It's supposed to be a chick.
My newest toys include a machine sewn t-bone steak, brown rabbit with X eyes ('cause it's dead, of course), a sable ferret, and a black and white ferret that looks like a panda, but with black paws 'cause I messed up on the color. I also have a black and green penguin with a squeaker in it. The penguins I've made have been a big hit, and I have leftover green fleece from some bedding I made, so I am glad I found a use for it.
Rabbit with dead eyes. I can also sell the one in my signature with green "alive for now" eyes. I made that one second, and I think it came out a little better because I hadn't made a rabbit in a long time, and the first one I did on the machine wasn't quite right. www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=18224803
Post by squishy506 on Dec 31, 2008 13:11:03 GMT -5
I made a few new toys before Christmas. One is from my famous penguin collection. I call it the Colorful Penguins now. Some of you have these with squeakers in them, but so many hoomans wanted them for themselves, I made it a hooman toy without a squeaker. You can still get a squeaker put in for an extra .50.
And my wand toys, which I never offered before, I finally got around to drilling an eye hole in the dowel rods I had, and they make very durable interactive toys. I have some spare dowels, and any toy can be turned into a wand toy for an extra $1.
And lastly is a bedding set of 5 hammocks that I made recently. It's a Slumbering Sheep pattern with anti-pill fleece. I have a second listing I will post tomorrow (if I wake up...lol, go 2009!) that also has 5 hammocks in it. If you buy both Slumbering Sheep sets, I give you free US shipping. And if you're Canadian and tell me your FV username when you purchase, I'll knock off 50% of the shipping price.