Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Sweet (but not sugar) mouse

I needed a break from stocking-creating, scarf-knitting & apron-fashioning these last couple of days. I've got lots of ideas for new things to make & it is quite frustrating (sometimes) to be limited to making lots of the same thing. Of course, I shouldn't complain because what it does mean is that business must be going well, but occasionally it does get to me & I need a bit of a change.

Of course, it couldn't be anything too big because I haven't really got the time or energy for anything ambitiously creative & huge so came up with the idea of making a little creature that could make an appearance in my sons' Xmas stockings. I dallied with the idea of a ladybird, then suddenly remembered that little white sugar mice with string tails are a traditional feature of Xmas stockings in my partner's family. So here's my non-tooth threatening version - just some fuzzy white felt, a bit of black embroidery thread and some hemp twine for a tail. He's about 3 inches long & very very cute. And it was so nice to have a break from Christmas stocking furry fluff! I am wondering if I have got time to make a few to put in the shop before Christmas...

And just a final note to say - this is my 49th post - my 50th post giveaway is coming very soon!!

6 comments:

Suzanne Vaughan said...

Cute mouse!

Thanks for blogging my giveaway - I'll do the same for you when you have yours

Izabela said...

such a cutie! I just got a little order to crochet a tiny mouse...

Caroline said...

Aaaah, that is so cute! I remember making one just like that when I was a kid. Love that fluffy fabric. :)

Kwym on the "too busy to do new stuff" thing...I am absolutely dying to make myself an Angry Chicken skirt (http://angrychicken.typepad.com/angry_chicken/2008/07/5-minute-skirt.html) but can't stop for even five minutes...still. Six weeks and the rush will be over, eh? :)

jillytacy said...

Your mouse is adorable! You'll definitely need to make more for your shop.

Primrose Corner said...

He's lovely. I can think of a few children who would love him.....

Chloe said...

Oh how sweet!
I love him.

And what a lovely idea to put them in the stockings.