Somehow cute rat patterns aren't quite as common as cute cat patterns!
I've got awesome pet rats. Unfortunately they have short life spans - about 3 years - and I'd like to keep a lasting memento of them. I was hoping to make Christmas tree ornaments for each one. Has anyone seen any rat patterns? Preferably one that I could modify the colors of to fit each rat. I've combed ebay, and found one: Omnibook of Exotic Pets.
Mice patterns will do in a pinch, but rats have much broader muzzles and a heftier build...
If I can't find anything, any tips on designing your own cross stitch patterns without using a computer?