|Pirate tried out the new Haunted House hammock|
This particular design is my own original design. I am guessing others may have done similar designs before me - but I haven't personally seen them. I hope the instructions I have provided help others to create similar projects.
The House is a little more difficult to make than a Cube - just because the roof is made from two pieces and fitting the roof over the peaked house top can be a little tricky and takes some manipulation to get it right. And if your rats like to lounge on top of the cubes (our Loki does this - stuffing the cube with his stash of fleece and food and sometimes a cuddle cup, then guarding his treasure by lying on top of the cube), then the House, with its peaked roof, is not for them.
|Gabe in the Gingerbread House. This was an earlier design|
with eaves, but I found that the added complexity
was not worth the extra effort.
It is really a labor of love. In the past, all the effort put into creating the design, embroidering the patterns, and sewing the final product has all been for naught - they all have been chewed up in short order. However, I now design all my cubes and similar hammocks with a back door as well as a front door. If I omit the back door, the rats are sure to create their own. Hopefully, complete with front and back door, this haunted house will last longer than its predecessors.
If you like to sew, be sure to check out the tutorials!