Hello! Welcome to the place where you can find fun crafts and books by author, illustrator, and craftster Melissa J. Taylor. Welcome to MillWorks. (Because "MelWorks" just doesn't quite have the same ring to it.)
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Cookbook for Guinea Pig OwnersCooking for My Cavy made the Amazon bestsellers list in two pet categories and was spotlighted as a Hot New Release. Thank you so much for your support!
Cooking for My Cavy: Recipes for Guinea Pig TreatsCooking for My Cavy: Recipes for Guinea Pig Treats is a wonderful collection of over twenty-five recipes for cavies, using wholesome ingredients commonly found in kitchens. It is a reprint from 2003, now more readily available.
Inside its pages, you'll find such delights as Cavy Kabobs, Couch-cavy and Oatmeal Cookies, Piggy Pizza, Piggy Popcorn, and over twenty more, all tested and approved by a panel of guinea pig experts--guinea pigs themselves, of course!
The treat recipes are accompanied by Melissa J. Taylor's delightful black-and-white cavy artwork.
A must for all cavy aficionados, this book also makes a memorable gift for any guinea pig fan.
Available where books are sold, such as on Amazon. Or, take the ISBNs to your local bookstore to place an order: ISBN-13: 978-1494204853 ISBN-10: 1494204851
Fall 2013: New craft! Create a custom crocheted tablet case for any size electronic tablet! Check out the Home section (see left) for free instructions.
Click here for Guinea Pigs' Storybooks and Caroline's Cavy non-book merchandise
Amazon currently has all my books on sale! Click here to see 'em. (I don't know how long they run sales, but will try to remove this message when the sale is over.)
A brand new series!There's a brand new series--with two books available now--to smile about. This series is all about nine year old Caroline, who keeps a daily journal, and her brand-new baby guinea pig, Navy. In the first book, Caroline hopes to enter her guinea pig in a pet show. But first, she wants to teach her how to do a trick!
In the second book, the two are off on a camping trip with Caroline's parents and younger neighbor. Caroline hopes she can use the trip to bring her neighbor and Navy closer together, but there's trouble ahead with two older boys who act like they own the place. Yet it's all laughs when something unexpected happens, involving Navy.
Coming up: The third book, Caroline's Cavy and the Big Idea, will be about Caroline trying to get her best friend (Millie) interested in having her own pet guinea pig. If you've read the first two books, you know that she has been planning this from the beginning, but has been waiting until the time is right. With the fourth book being named Caroline's Cavy Makes a Friend, can you guess? (Names may change; the camping book changed names--but not topics--for example!)
Be sure to check out the FAQ for more about this new series, or visit Amazon to buy copies. And, watch for more books to come out over the years!
It's time to celebrate!In honor of the release of the fourth title in The Guinea Pigs' Storybook series, an 18-page activity pack and separate character guide are available for downloading. The activity pack includes a cookie recipe for piggles, drawing activities, a personality quiz, puzzles, and more! The activities are designed for a wide range of ages, from child to adult. Schedule a reading party with friends, or enjoy the activities with your favorite cavies. Click here for more information and to download one or both booklets. I hope you have lots of fun!
To order your own copy of The Guinea Pigs' Spring Storybook, or the first three books in the series, click here. When first released, The Guinea Pigs' Spring Storybook reached #8 on Amazon Hot New Releases: Best Children's Mouse & Rodent Books. Thank you for your support of the series!
You can also read a great article about the stories on Guinea Pig Today (with special thanks to author Michiko Vartanian).
If you like the books, the kindest compliment you can pay me is to tell your friends, and/or review the books on online bookstores. Thanks so much!
If you like wholesome reading and heirloom crafting, like I do, then you've come to the right place! Have fun!