And Even More Goodies…
June 21, 2011 § 6 Comments
We all know what a huge fan of Grey Feather Toys I am, and the combination of their products plus a sale is often disastrous for me. This time was no exception. I finally took the plunge and ordered the Sterling Twirl (bottom left), a huge stainless steel toy base! It has six large holes for toy making and hangs from a welded o-ring (I asked for the chain to be removed). It’s one of their “forever toys” and holding it in person I understand how it earned that name– this thing is solid! I am sure that Lola and I will get a lot of use out of this fantastic toy base. I also ordered a second stainless steel toy, the Colossal Spoon, which really is just that. Lola loves banging things around her cage and making noise, so I know she’ll enjoy this one. The colorful little ball in the center is called the Baby Possession, and it’s probably Charles’s favorite toy. He really seems to enjoy pink, so, I think he’ll like this one. He has one in pink and purple as well but Sabrina, being Sabrina, tends to hoard it.
I also ordered a Jumbo Boing– WOW! This boing is huge and so heavy duty! I haven’t decided whether I will use it in or out of cage because of its size, but I am so pleased with the construction and the very tightly wound rope. As I’ve said before, I truly think Grey Feather Toys does an exceptional job with their cotton rope products. I ordered a second ring swing for Lola (this time with complimentary green and orange beads!) and a second custom rope perch with stainless steel wire as well. Finally, I purchased one of the natural wood toys with plenty of hardwood for Lola to snap (I try to mix it up every once in a while since most of the toys I make for her tend to look the same), and some very cool wood shapes with lots of ridges and notches in them.
I also stocked up on a few essential toy parts from California Bird Nerds. I purchased a spool of heavy hemp rope– I’ve gone through two or three already! I really like working with hemp rope because it is extremely easy on the fingers, much more so than poly rope, leather, paper rope, and pretty much anything else. Lola also seems to like to chew on it, as do the budgies. I also purchased some very cute thin, ridged dowels that Lola will have a blast snapping, and some hardwood stars too. Finally, I purchased more of those rolling pin toy bases, an absolute favorite around here! But unlike than the normal ones, I asked Ann to put eye hooks in both ends of the rolling pin so that I can secure the rolling pins with quick links at both ends. I am going to use these toy bases to make toys for their travel cages so that they have toys to play with, but they can do so safely and I don’t have to worry about a toy swinging and hitting them in the car if it’s a bumpy ride.