He's super cute and tons of fun and looks right at home in the Woodsey House. He also fits right in to this vintage Kenner Family Tree Tots Tree House:
But his favorite place is snuggled in a pocket.
McKenna carries him around in this fleece bag I made, which we now call the Hamster Holder.
I had originally intended it to be a project for my "No Sew Pillows and Totes" craft class last week, but realized it was a little too difficult for the younger kids in my class so I scrapped the idea and gave it to McKenna instead. Goomba loves to snuggle up and sleep in it.
Look how adorable he is!
I made another Hamster Holder today. It only takes aboout 10 minutes. Here's the pattern:
Take 2 pieces of fleece, cut in a circular shape with a flat top. Then all around the edge (except at the top) make 2 inch cuts, about a finger's width apart. Also, cut a long strip of fleece for the strap. Next, tie each fringe bit together with 2 knots all the way around and then tie your strap to the top knots. Viola!
You've got a hands-free Hamster Holder.
Yesterday I saw a project on Craft Magazine for a Pocket Fleece Pet Hammock posted on Craft Nectar, so I immediately went in my studio and made this for Goomba:
I made it a bit differently though, in a triangular shape with fleece strip ties instead of grommets and hooks.
I may just abandon all my other kokoleo products and become a full-time hamster-crafter. Okay, maybe not. But this little guy has been a sweet source of inspiration lately. He's even with me right now, hanging around my neck helping me write this blog post.