those beady little eyes

mini mousies

Which is your favorite?

A random flash of brilliance at 11:37 pm, while I was half asleep, told me to shrink the huge mousie pattern and make minis. The next morning, I obeyed, redrawing a much, much smaller pattern. I made one as a test (lavender), and decided that not only did the pattern work, but it was perfectly adorable.

squeak! I proceeded to cut out 12 more: 4 orchid, 4 black and white checkered, and 4 salmon pink. They’re all made of a vintage polyester-like fabric.. not icky polyester, but nice polester. It’s perfect for these little guys! :) It holds the shape well, and stretches slightly, so even when they’re stuffed to the brim, they’re a bit squishy. :D

squeak! I finished three of the orchid ones, so next I’ll be working on the black/white checkered. I need to find some cute ear fabrics to match that one though. I think the ear fabrics are the cutest touch. :)

They’ll be in the shop soon; I couldn’t take decent pictures today because it’s very cloudy outside. Since we’re expecting a thunderstorm soon, I’d better shut down the computer.. but it’ll be nice and cozy sewing along while the rain hits the windows! :) I love that feeling…

5 Responses

  1. Michelle says:

    The lavendar (I think? Second from the left.) one is my favorite. I love her ears!

    *pokes* I can’t remember if I mentioned this before or not but your website has quite a few pop-ups…

  2. Sam says:

    popups? crap.. i never get any, but i’ll have to see if other people do.. that sucks!! the blog, or the shop?

  3. Michelle says:

    It’s the blog and, funnily (is that a word?) enough, none have popped up yet today.

  4. Rochelle says:

    I love the cute little eyes. Where did you find them?

    • Sam says:

      Rochelle – I usually order the eyes from CR’s Crafts: CR’s Crafts – eyes. They can be hard to find at stores… Pat Catan’s here in Ohio carries them, or you might try Hobby Lobby. Otherwise, I haven’t had any luck at Joann’s or Michael’s.
      I hope that helps!

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