Friday, February 10, 2012

Wee Mouse Tin House pattern available!


The PDF pattern is now available in the shop. (It's also now available here for download.) This makes a great little portable friend to have in your purse or backpack. It's made with scraps you probably have laying (lying?) around. I've taken all the guesswork out of the sizing for you and also included lots of my tricks and tips to make construction very easy. So don't be afraid of tiny! You can do it. Lots of diagrams to explain each step, as usual. Y'all know how I love me some diagrams.

25 comments:

  1. This is such an adorable little friend!! Love it!

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  2. I love your creativity! These are sooo adorable!

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  3. So I made one of these last week for my daughter. I called my dad (Altoid fan in the family) to ask him if he had any empty tins and the next night he came down with 5 of them. So Creamie's little mouse is going to get a few friends I suppose. Either that or her friends will get a few mouses. :) This is such a cute idea, I love it!

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  4. Thanks, everybody! Pinksuedeshoe, you were lucky to find in your dad a 1) Altoid devotee 2) tin hoarder. They are so fun to make aren't they?

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  5. Larissa, you did it again!! These fine mice are simply marvellous. And such a fine gift for a dear little friend.
    I'm so glad that your ideas are available. I need to try out the mice soon. So I'm off to your shop. :))

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  6. Hi Larissa,
    Will these be available in the shop again?

    Thanks!
    Tobi

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  7. Hi, Tobi,
    yes! they sold out before I could restock them, but they are available now. If you ever see a pattern is missing, just let me know. i can always relist it when needed. Thank you!

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  8. These project is absolutely adorable! My girls, 8 and 10, will be making them tonight ! I have been saving many tins over last years so we might end up with nice collection of mice with tin houses :)

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  9. Thanks for the great pattern, Larissa. Just downloaded it from Craftsy. The new site was very easy to order from--and I got my pattern right away! Going to start cutting her out right now. :)

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  10. Where do you get the tins from - i am thinking of this for the kids to sell at our school fete

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  11. In the Office Creations, if you don't have Altoids available at your local sweet shop or drug store, then you can always buy full or empties on ebay. You can find anything on ebay, it seems. Also in Canada it appears that a good substitute is Barkleys mint tin, if those are local for you, or possibly another option on ebay.

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  12. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation, these are just beautiful. When I was a little girl I used to dream about pet mice having their own little beds, I remember they looked very much like this! Sadly I don't have any little girls (only one quite big boy) so I might just have to make them for myself :)

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  13. Ahhh lovely...mouse in a house i love it! I've included it in a blog piece i wrote on creatures - http://humblecottageblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/creatures/

    thanks - keri x

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  14. This is adorable! Just saw it on Pinterest. I don't sew! I'm wondering if the help of your patterns I can do this for my 2YO for her b-day in February. I made all of our children homemade gifts for Christmas and they loved them! This is adorable! Oh, I already said that, but really the cutest thing I've seen on Pint. in a long while. We love the popular mouse books and this would go so well with those, and yes, travel well as you said! OK, going to the link above to see about this! Thanks!

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    1. Hi there, roomforatleastonemore. If you don't sew you might have some difficulty with the pattern. The sewing skills required are basic, but the scale is small so might not be the best first project for you? A combination of machine and hand sewing is used. Thanks so much for the kind words about the pattern! I'm so glad you like it. If you decide not to sew, there is a list of folks who make things from my patterns under the nav at the ^ top of the blog titled 'mmmakers'.

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  15. So cute! Grandchildren (and soon, great grandchild) will love these. Reminds me of a toy my sister had. A family of mice with their own house and bunk beds for the kids! Perhaps I'll make these for her two little ones, I sent her the toy when I found it cleaning out my parent's attic!

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    1. JeanneMara, there's just something about mice, isn't there? I love small things too. Your sister was lucky to get her toy back once again!

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  16. do you know anyone who possibly makes and sells these and the travelwees? i LOVE the travelwees, but just dont have the time to make them.

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    1. Hi, albhpixie, yes, look at the top of the blog for a section called my mmmakers to find a list.

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  17. Hey, would just like to tell you that I shared your work on my blog ^^

    drawingspacewithinaline.blogspot.pt/

    Keep up the good work :D
    Best regards,
    Helena.

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  18. Ohhh!!! ssooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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