Thursday, 28 June 2012

Hamster drawing with Halo for Lolly

I drew a hamster a few days before Lolly died, but after that I completely forgot about it.

I found it then added a halo to its head to represent Lolly, though the hamster I drew isn't supposed to be Lolly, she is a different colour.

Still, here is the little drawing I did (I drew the hamster but not the halo).

It is dedicated to Lolly.
Hope you like it and feel free to comment below.

If anyone wants to know the software used to draw it, I used a bamboo pad and used 'artrage studio' (which comes with the tablet) to draw it.

Also, please remember to vote on my poll on the right hand side bar if you haven't already!

Saturday, 23 June 2012

What not to feed your hamster...

Hi everyone!

After the sad loss of Lolly I was unsure of whether to carry on with 'The Hamster Guide', though I have already done a few pages which would seem like a waste if I didn't use them.
I think I will continue, but I am still not sure whether I will or not.

For now here is a quick preview. The book would be around A5 size, and this would be a double spread. Sorry if you can't read it that well at the moment, it would be bigger if/when printed.

Hope you like it; feel free to leave any feedback on it, and tell me if you know
of anything important I missed off.

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As for Lolly, I miss her so much, but she lived a happy life and did not die in too much pain and that is all I could have asked for.

I was with her when she died, so I know I loved her to the very last minute of her life.

So for now I am alright, though still very sad.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

R.I.P Lolly ♥

Lolly passed away last night.

She was a great hamster who I will never forget and who I miss so much already.

She was getting ill, (which is why I haven't been blogging as much), and I came back from a week long trip to find her even sicker. (she was being looked after by my parents)
I had a few days with her until last night she passed away.
She was with me when she suffered a stroke. She lost the use of her legs and body and started having difficulty breathing.
It all happened very quickly. The stroke happened and she died 5 minutes later.

She died in her little bed which I won from Inky's giveaway, made by friends4fuzzies. She had only had it for about a week, but already loved it.

She looked so peaceful when she died, and I knew she had had a wonderful life and was now out of her short burst of pain from the stroke.

I took this photo the day before she died. She seemed old but not at all in pain then.

Although I have had hamsters before, I think I had forgotten the pain you go through when they pass away. There is an empty space where her cage should be, and an empty space in my life where I should be playing with her or cleaning her out.

I know the pain will clear, but for now I miss her and can't seem to get over that she's gone.

Thank you to Inky and friends4fuzzies for the bed; I think it really cheered Lolly up before she left us.

♥ Rest In Peace Lolly ♥

Thursday, 7 June 2012

The Hamster Guide?

You may have been wondering why I haven't blogged for so long. Well, I am working on a mini book called 'The Hamster Guide'.

I have only started it very recently, but I have just finished the front and back cover, which are below. 
(If you can't read it just click the image and it will become bigger )

Back                                                                      Front

What do you think of them?
I would really appreciate any feedback on the cover or on the idea in general... should I do it or not?

This book would be a big project for me, but I think I am mainly going to work on it in the summer - so don't expect it to be finished too soon!
Thanks for reading and please comment if you haven't already :)

Monday, 4 June 2012

Giveaway winner!

I am so excited! I am Inky's giveaway winner!
Thank you so much to Inky and Friends4fuzzies for the great prize I will be recieving!

I have won a really cute hamster bed, made by 'friends4fuzzies' on esty!
I choose Purple and Pink as my colour choice; look how sweet the prize and colours are!

I can't wait till my prize arrives! I will take some photos of Lolly with her
new bed soon!

Friday, 1 June 2012

Random poll of the month #1

I have decided to do a 'random poll of the month', and here is the first in the series!
I will be doing one on the first of each of the month, so make sure you take part in the polls on my sidebar!
(sorry I haven't blogged for so long, I had exams)

Do you remember that poll on my sidebar about sawdust, where I asked how often you changed your hamster's sawdust, if you used sawdust?

Well here are the results!

The three that didn't use sawdust used either 'megazorb' or 'careFRESH'.
One person got a new bag of their replacement for sawdust every 1-2 months.
Another got the giant deluxe bags, so only replaces their every 3 months.

Most people using sawdust bought a new bag every 18 - 21 days, which is around the same as me too :)

Thanks to everyone who took part, there is a new poll coming soon!