Tuesday, September 22, 2009

little mouse

this qualifies as a completed project from the pile because i had a small mousie printout from long ago sitting on a stack of grey felted sweaters. i had a similar looking one from germany as a child - until my cat got it. naturally. this is one drawback to the toy intended for children (not cats). however, he still needs some work, so although this guy is finished, it's still on the to-do list. i think the next incarnation will include some actual wool felt ears (instead of crochet), and a slightly bigger, perhaps tapered, tail. i'm open to other suggestions. here he is hiding under an adorable church-rummage sale find (25 cents, i think).

5 Comments:

Rebecca said...

I think your little mousie was a Steiff and it had a leather/suede tail and felt ears. I can't tell you how many times I had to do a double-take when I would glimpse it out of the corner of my eye. I really like this mouse! Love your stuff!

kendra said...

oh yes, that tag looks familiar! maybe i am remembering his origin incorrectly then. leather is a good idea. hmmm...

Rebecca said...

Oh you are quite right about it being from Germany. Gramma brought it back for you when she went to visit Uncle Jay in Germany. Jared had a little Steiff hedgehog, too.

Heather said...

He is a cutie! Love the idea of felted ears, those will be adorbable

Meryl said...

What a cutie! My terrier always ends up eating any small stuffed animals I bring into the house, but a girl can dream, right? :)