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!
What an adorable little mouse - you have set my imagination on fire with this project. A lovely way to use some of the smaller pieces of fabric. Thanks for the helpful tips Meggie.ReplyDelete
How about making several of these, minus the tail for safety reasons, for new baby Francesca. You could change the ears and make different animals for her to identify. Wouldn't they be cute in a barn carrying case with a handle on top. Ohhhh...my imagination runs wild.Delete
I must have him.......she squeals in an uncontrolable manner.........sorry Meggie, but he is undeniably gorgeous, thanks for the info and the link, I'll take a peek at the blog. xReplyDelete
Be sure and watch the you tube video connected with the link. I'm so glad I found the blog. It is full of good "stuff" to make.Delete
Thanks for this Meggie. I think it's another project to add to my ' to do' list!ReplyDelete
Very very cute and very tempted to make one. SuzyReplyDelete
So adorable! Too bad I'm sewing challenged.ReplyDelete
OO oo.. Look at the mouse. So pretty... And As you showed how to make, It was so useful for me to understand.. Thank you very much dear Meggie..ReplyDelete
What a lil cutie! Better than the real ones any day!ReplyDelete
Very cute....going to bookmark this one in my sewing projects!ReplyDelete