Guinea Pig Market - formerly Jens Custom Crafts #3

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codyNpatches
Supporter in '09 - '10

Post   » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:28 am


With my liners from Jen, I never had any issues. I put them in the cage the first time right out of the box.

When I use scented detergent, I usually rinse a 2nd time.

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BeanieBaby11

Post   » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:38 am


Yes, I rinse a second time with vinegar.

JensCritterDen
Guinea Pig Market

Post   » Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:53 am


I read via Windespirit, that Joann's often switch's back and forth between fleece suppliers, so it's hard to tell if it will work right away or take several washes. I've been lucky with any that i've used for myself.

That was an excellent way of describing them Windespirit!

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WindeSpirit
Sewing for a Cause

Post   » Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:55 pm


Correct on the suppliers. There is, that I know of, 3 different plants that fleece is made. And like things that we sew are similar yet different, so are those fleeces. But still, even the same plants can put out new runs of fabric that will act just like another. First run fabrics is usually a prize to have in the sewing world, not so much for piggie things unless you can strip the fabric, and that's if the heat was not to high while making.
(I'm sure you recall about 2 years ago the big problem with the anti-pill looking & feeling like sponge. Some is still floating around in the stores)

This is why I'm so picky and don't like buying on line.

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BeanieBaby11

Post   » Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:14 pm


2nd detergent wash - still no wick. Onto the third... I just hate the prep! But the solid pink liner you sent as a makeup won't wick either Jen. Isn't that made up of the fleece you have in stock already?

JensCritterDen
Guinea Pig Market

Post   » Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:25 pm


Yeah, that pink was already in stock. Maybe it is your detergent.

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Bytxlaura
Remembering Nemo

Post   » Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:25 pm


BB, even is it was fleece that was in stock, it depends on the particular fleece. I've had both anti-pill and blizzard that wicked after one wash and I've had some that won't wick after 7-8 washes.

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BeanieBaby11

Post   » Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:27 pm


I just use Tide Original Scent. Nothing special about it. It is powdered, and remember, the fleece wouldn't wick even w/o detergent. This is the same detergent I used to make my current fleece wick.

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BeanieBaby11

Post   » Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:27 pm


Bytxlaura - that scares me! :-( I pray that these aren't a never wicking kind of fleece!

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Bytxlaura
Remembering Nemo

Post   » Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:30 pm


They give in :)

With the one that refused to wick, I would just add them to each pile of piggie laundry I did. With my number of piggies, in a few weeks they were good to go :) But I do laundry 3 times a week :)
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BeanieBaby11

Post   » Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:34 pm


I do it 1-2 times! Oh well, I guess only time will tell...

JensCritterDen
Guinea Pig Market

Post   » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:18 pm


Here is the latest round of orders.

Round 1 for Laura :-)

These are liners made out of Sherpa. I like these so much, I am going to start offering them on the site! There are several different colors of sherpa available as well.

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Mary Ellen's (3 rabbit huts, 4 guinea pig huts)
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Erin's double cabins
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Kathryn's Hut
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Julie's Hut
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Bytxlaura
Remembering Nemo

Post   » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:27 pm


Oh, they are all wonderful! Such beautiful choices of fabric everybody!

How much bigger are the rabbit huts?

JensCritterDen
Guinea Pig Market

Post   » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:29 pm


The rabbit huts are 18" x 18" and 11" tall.

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BeanieBaby11

Post   » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:30 pm


So pretty Jen! I'm hoping to order a double cabin sometime soon :-)

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:26 pm


I bet a rabbit would love one of those!

If you aren't careful, some young child is going to be asking for a bigger one to use as a tent :-)

JensCritterDen
Guinea Pig Market

Post   » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:29 pm


That's funny you mention that Lynx. Abby almost fit inside of those last year ;-) She had to give it a shot!

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tashab

Post   » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:53 pm


Oooooo *google eyes*
That's it - next order, I'm getting huts. Or cabins. Dang it.

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MildredM
The-Fairy-in-my-Heart

Post   » Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:14 am


They are all lovely, Jen, and as you know . . . .the Huts and things we got from you passed the 'Fairy Test'! I still can't get over how good they are :)

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codyNpatches
Supporter in '09 - '10

Post   » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:51 am


Jen, how are you going to handle the votes for people who have submitted more than one photo in the contest? Are you going to combine them all or just go with whichever picture gets the most votes?

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