Posts Tagged 'mouse'

Mouse Poll – Update

UPDATE – Wednesday 14th March 19:42

Hello again and thank you to everyone who helped me out with the mouse poll at the end of this post.

Most people seemed to think that I should try both magnets and brooches – although individual votes suggested magnets were more popular. I have a craft fair on Saturday so I think I’ll try magnets with the ones I’ve prepared so far.

There were some suggestions to make bookmarks. I’ve been investigating sourcing those giant paperclip bookmarks that have a metal pad to affix the decoration to but I’m having real trouble finding a UK supplier – if anyone knows one I’d love to hear. Blooming Felt do them but at £4.50 each I think I’d be looking for a different solution! There are quite a few overseas Etsy sellers who have them so I might have to go for that option. I liked your idea Baye, of having an extra long tail with a cute bow at the end!

I really liked the idea of using them as applique items to fabric notebook covers. I’ve started making purses and fabric baskets with applique bits on so I might try some with mice too.

As promised I’ve done one of those Random Number Generator thingy’s to pick a name from those of you who commented and the winner is

I will message you Aunty Joan so you can send me your address and I’ll pop the little brown mouse magnet on my noticeboard pic in the post for you. Thank you.

ORIGINAL POST….

Hello 🙂 This week I’ve been making some freemotion embroidered mice to the same design as my doorstop ‘Door-mice’. They’re about 2.5″ in height and hold a little string tail to emulate the Door-mice who hold their cord tails.

Could you help me with a quick poll. I can’t decide whether to make them into magnets for fridge/notice boards, or should I make them into brooches? Or maybe a few of each. I’d welcome any other ideas you think might work too if you wouldn’t mind leaving me a quick comment. Here are a few pics…

Little mice with a Door-Mouse

Mice for finishing

Finished Mice

Mouse as a brooch

Mouse as a magnet

Thank you for your time and help…

If you have a personal preference – please say in the comments and I’ll pick a name out of a hat by midweek (14th March) and send someone their choice 🙂

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Origami Animals – Mice

Mousey Monday – big, small and newsprint 🙂

Busy DoorMice

Chatting DoorMice

I’ve been rummaging through my fabric stash for upholstery and curtain remnants to make my latest Doorstop idea – DoorMice.  They have big raggedy ears, beady eyes, button noses and hold their own tails up to stop them getting trapped under the door whilst they’re on duty!

DoorMice

LouLou’s Cat & Mouse

Cat & MouseMy sister (Oscar the 7 year old sock creature designers Mum) sent me an email the other day and included this pic of her incredibly cute cat & mouse makes. She made them for our cousin’s little girl and her brand new baby.  Aren’t they gorgeous?

She got the recipe from a book called Fleecie Pets by Fiona Goble.  I think she’s made a lovely job of them – might have to put an order in for myself!


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