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.)
If you like wholesome reading and heirloom crafting, like I do, then you've come to the right place! Have fun!
Lots of great holiday surprises for your furry friends:(1) Make a charming stained wood fishing pole toy as a Christmas gift for your cat. This is one that can be reused, unlike the inexpensive ones you can buy. The project is really easy, and makes two! (2) Do you have smaller pets, like guinea pigs or ferrets? Check out the amazing piggy bag, which uses only three seams and strategic folding to create something your pets will love. This is a project I've kept secret for many years. (3) Are your furry friends of the plushie variety? Scarf for Tiny Friends is an easy project for beginning crocheters. (4) And if your stuffed animals are of the larger variety, check out the striped Scarf for Big Friends. Have a merry Christmas!
Newest Books!Book three in the Caroline's Cavy series, Caroline's Cavy and the Top Secret Plan, was just released in 2014! You can buy it from Amazon at: www.amazon.com/Carolines-Cavy-Top-Secret-Plan/dp/1500282766/.
Be sure to check out the FAQ for more about this new series, or visit Amazon to buy copies. (Your favorite bookstore can order them for you, as well.) And, watch for more books to be released over the years!
Cookbook for Guinea Pig OwnersThank you for making this reprint a bestseller--in multiple countries! Last holiday season (2013) it made the U.S. Amazon bestsellers list in two pet categories and had a photo spotlight as a Hot New Release. In the United Kingdom it reached #2 in Rabbit and Rodent Care in 2014, and previously made #17 on Most Wished For in Rabbit & Rodent Care list and #15 on Most Gifted last Christmastime in 2013. Christmastime 2014, it was #5 in Mice, Hamsters & Guinea Pigs on Amazon France.
I have memories from formulating the book many years ago, including of my taste tester panel of three, and my now-late mother. She enjoyed it, too, and is the one who solved the mystery of how to pop popcorn in the microwave, without having to use oil. A book can be more than a book--it can be a gateway to creating memories. And I have heartfelt hopes that this book will be that for you. As always, please talk to your trusted veterinarian for information on what foods are safe for your guinea pigs at all stages of life, and remember these are special treats, not to be part of your guinea pigs' diet.
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