Saturday, July 31, 2010

A work in progress




For those of you who read TT, you know that I found a little baby mouse that had been injured by a friends cat. I wanted so badly to take him home with me for a few days and let him recuperate, but the friend I'm staying with refused. I tried to release the mouse in a safe place and hope for the best. In remembrance of that little baby, I have designed my first mouse. I'll admit she is still a bit of a work in progress. Currently she is tailless, I haven't quite decided what to do for a tail, but she will have one eventually. I've had several friends inquire as to what's currently in the works and am surprised at the looks of disgust I get when I tell them I'm stitching up a wee mouse. I even had someone suggest I do a dog instead (maybe next!) Hopefully they will feel differently when they see her.

6 comments:

  1. She is adorable! No looks of disgust when you friends see her. I read your sad little tale on TT. It breaks my heart to see baby animals suffer. Funny where inspiration sneaks into our lives.

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  2. Aww, she's so cute! Do your friends hate Mickey too?!

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  3. What an adorable wee mouse! Absolutely no disgust here... I have owned mice in the past, and currently have 9 pet rats. Is she for sale? *contemplates whether I could drum up the finances to give this sweet mouse a home*

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  4. She will be for sale when she is complete! Thanks everyone for your kind comments.

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  5. well, I love mice..... and this little one is very cute.

    I wonder if it would work to do a tail similar to how I do my poodle tails? I don't know if the mohair would be too stiff a fabric... if not, you could use it and shave it. But, maybe the gray of the inner ears? I use a piece of soft cord I get at bead stores... all thicknesses there... .. put fabric around it.. stitch it right onto the cord. Seeing as I am using the rayon I also clip off the longer fur and it looks like a shaved tail up to the end where I leave a bit of a puff. You will have to be neat and tidy with the stitching if you use fabric with no nap.... but, it could work I think... good luck....

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