Saturday, November 2, 2013

Exciting News!

Hello dear friends!  I have some great news to share with you all!  Many of you have written to me in the past requesting that I come up with a little mouse pattern, so I finally decided it was high time to get busy on one!  Once I had the pattern figured out, I just couldn't stop making them!  Oh my goodness, they are so easy and turn out so cute that I decided to make five of them, each with a special little something to add a bit of fun and variation.  What do you think?
 Each little mouse measures about the same height as my thumb - so just under 3 inches tall and each one has a little tail made from all 6 strands of embroidery thread with a tiny bow sewn on the end of it.  These could easily be made into ornaments for hanging on a Christmas tree, or you could make a pretty little match box - you can find a template for one here and tuck a little mouse inside with a scrap of felt for a blankie and a teeny pillow.
 These little cuties were so much fun to make and I really could've made a whole bunch more, but I figured I'd better stop and get started on writing up the pattern so that you could give it a try too:)

I recently revised my Gingerbread ornament pattern and am planning on putting together pattern kits  for them.  There will be a couple of different colour options available and each kit will contain the felt, eyes and trim to make a set of two - a lady and a gent.
I'm also very pleased to announce that I'm adding a new line of 100% wool felts to my shop very soon!  Squeal!!!!  I cannot contain my glee!  Seriously!  The range of colours I've chosen are amazingly gorgeous and the felt is extremely soft and durable.  It is non-toxic and ecologically friendly, completely biodegradable, non-flammable and safe for babies, children and pets.  It is also Oeko-Tex certified and free of harsh chemical dyes and lead.
Before I say goodbye, I'd like to share a request from my dear friend Kathleen Burke.  She has designed and created a pattern for a little doll that she's making for needy children around the world.  They are being donated to Operation Christmas Child, an organization that has helped so many people through the wonderful work they do.  If you'd like to help by making and donating dolls for this purpose, please contact Kathleen at kat.burke2u@yahoo.com.  She will be happy to give you more info about this project.

Have a lovely weekend,
~Shelly  xo

PS  I almost forgot about one more thing!  My Hansel and Gretel patterns are now available in my shop.

31 comments:

  1. SON MONÏSIMOS!!, y me encantan los colores del fieltro , aquí de esa calidad y colorido es dificil encontrar y son muy caros

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  2. Love the mice and the gingerbread. Will be getting a pattern for ME!!

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  3. My word, those mice are the cutest things I've every seen!

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  4. Shelly - the mice are just precious! I'll definitely be making some of these for Christmas.

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  5. Oh my gosh those mice are too cute!! I love them and the gingerbread folk also.

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  6. Those mice are adorable! Thanks for the lovely link too, a great organization.

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  7. Well mice for christmas tree... That's sounds cutely interesting :) and they are so cute too. Will have to check out the shop real soon!

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  8. You certainly have been busy. I love your little mice and ginger bread men. Plus your Hansel and Gretel are the cream of the cake.
    Big hugs from Aussie land.

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  9. Those mice are the cutest thing I've ever seen! Such beautiful work!!

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  10. Shelly, I just love these mice!!! And also the Hansel & Gretel dolls!!! You always come up with the cutest things!! Hugs to you!! <3

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  11. Shelly, I just love these mice!!! And also the Hansel & Gretel dolls!!! You always come up with the cutest things!! Hugs to you!! <3

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  12. Love the mice, love the Hansel & Gretel...love it all!!!!!

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  13. Be still my heart! These mousies are adorable!!! Can't wait until the pattern is ready! Will also need Hansel & Gretel...pay day can't come soon enough!
    xoxo

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  14. Your mice are so cute! I like their tails! :)

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  15. Love the little mice! But I was curious, whatever happened to the two extra Binky Boo patterns? It was a cow and something else, I can't remember. I don't think I've ever seen them up in the shop, though, and they don't seem to be included in the original Binky set. I think the Binky Boos just might be my favorites. :)

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  16. Oh, I forgot to mention just how adorable I think the little mice's feet are!!!

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  17. How I love those mice ♥ especially the white one with closed eyes. They're all incredibly cute !!

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  18. Where do you get the patterns for the mice & gingerbreads?

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  19. Shelly, you are so genius! The mice are adorable; imagine them all through the house at Christmas :-)

    Beth

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  20. me encantan los ratoncitos....para cuando los pondrás en tu tienda de etsy?? tengo que hacerte un pedido de fieltro y estoy esperando para añadirlos!!!! un besote y enhorabuena por tu trabajo!! :D

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  21. They are all so cute!!! The Gingerbread ornaments are so nice! :))

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  22. I have just found you. I am enchanted with your work. Absolutely gorgeous, delicate, and dreamy.
    Usha

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  23. OMG... beautifull!!! loved your work! I am Brazilian and here it is very difficult to find good materials ... but I can still create something! hehehe
    I'm an apprentice in sewing, but I invite you to visit my blog! Will be welcome!

    Sorry for my english, I'm learning too: D

    Kisses
    Andrea Ramos

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  25. C'est adorable..... Que de minutie! Bravo! J'adore

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  26. I found you via Loris blog! Love your sweet creations! I adore gingerbread men! And the mice are adorable!

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  27. How adorable. I can't wait to start on mine. Blessings from Kansas

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