Monday, December 28, 2015

handmade gifts 2015: a very nice mouse for Thing 2


Have you seen Ann Wood's Very Nice Mice pattern and tutorial? It is just for hand sewing and makes the perfect little ornament-sized mouse. I followed it to make this ornament for my sweet Thing 2.


I added a few of my own touches, of course. Her felt bunny slippers are my favorite part. (Although I can't look at them without hearing a voice say, "He looks like a deranged Easter bunny.")


I also gave her a tiny felt stocking to hold and, of course, a paper cheese wedge. And a little pom pom bow on her head.

I substituted pipe cleaners for the arms and feet instead of using the felt pieces from the pattern. The finished mouse is about 3 inches tall.

I love Ann's original version in its little sailboat! I'd like to try a sailboat ornament next year.

9 comments:

  1. Oh my! The slippers are just too much cuteness! LOVE this!

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  2. How adorable! I fell for the slippers right away, too! :)

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  3. Sweet as can be! Thank you for sharing, and have a Happy New Year! Elizabeth

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    1. Hey, Elizabeth! Thank you and happy new year to you!

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  4. Oh I ditto the comments above, love love love those slippers, and the gorgeous little stocking and cheese. Might have to do some of these next year!! Thanks for the ideas!

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    1. Anne Wright, thanks so much! I recommend the tutorial. You should try it! It makes for fun hand sewing while watching a movie. You can't beat a mouse for cuteness.

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  5. You are killing me with those slippers - so perfect!!!

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