The mouse ran up the clock.....
The adorable mouse pin cushion is shown in this book. If you decide to make the little fella, I do have some suggestions.
I thought he would be easy because there were only 2 pattern pieces. After struggling with the small pieces and completing the project, I thought of some ways to make it easier for me. On the first go round, don't cut the fabric close to the pattern. Pin the pieces to the fabric, then draw around each piece. Cut the fabric larger than the actual pattern. It will be easier to feed in your sewing machine and make the circle for the ears.
Because the embroidery work for the face is only 1 inch from the point of the triangle pattern, it won't be such a struggle to hold it while working on the face. After the face is finished, cut out the triangle for the body.
The body of the mouse is very similar to constructing origami. If you choose not to purchase the book, here is the blog page that gives more instructions.
Also, for the next one, I thought I might try tiny beads for the mouse eyes. By changing the ears, the animal could be what ever your imagination wanted. You could also fill it with catnip and make a new toy for your favorite cat.
And the best part......this is another way to use your scrap fabric!