Christmas Mouse

About this time last year someone posted a tiny little cross-stitch mouse they had made. It was gorgeous, I ordered the pattern immediately but I didn’t manage to get it until about February. A couple of weeks ago I managed to start it.

It’s a pattern by Just Nan, it comes with beads and embellishments, it’s only small so it didn’t take long to stitch…

Just Nan Christmas Mouse

You can make out on the photo above two ears, a pink nose, two eyes and a Christmas tree. There’s also two snowballs and a couple of swirly sweets, together with a border of flowers. Ideally it would have been better stitched on a more gingerbread coloured linen, but this was in my stash.

Making it up was a bit fiddly, but otherwise fairly easy, you just stitched up the sides to make a cone and gathered the bottom edge, covering the hole with a metal button. This does a neat job of covering the bottom, but it also gives a level base for mousey to sit on.

Just Nan Christmas Mouse

A few weeks ago a work colleague gave me some horse hair to make Luna Lapin whiskers. It also makes perfect mouse whiskers!

Just Nan Christmas Mouse

As you can see from the photos, he is seriously small and seriously cute! I love him! He can hang by his curly tail from my Christmas tree.

Just Nan Christmas Mouse

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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34 Responses to Christmas Mouse

  1. tialys says:

    Gorgeous. Sometimes I really wish I was into cross stitch.

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  2. endrickwater says:

    I have this little mouse in my stash! Just Nan’s designs are lovely (have done a very fancy biscornu) — lots of tiny motifs which come together beautifully. Guess I’m going to have to do my mouse, too.

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  3. Jane M says:

    I am in love with your mouse – he is gorgeous and so pretty with all the tiny details

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  4. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Sweet, just the kind of mouse I like on my Christmas tree.

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  5. mandycurrie says:

    Hello Margaret, this little mouse is just so cute. Kind regards Mandy xx

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  6. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Adorable❣️

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  7. He is adorable. I love JNs designs but I have had to stop buying as they have become so expensive. Still I have a few charts not yet started so every now and then I get to work one one again.

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    • craftycreeky says:

      I think a lot of the printed patterns have crept up in price, this one was about Β£14 including all the embellishments, which isn’t bad in itself, but for a project that is quick to stitch, it adds up – I tend to expect a more expensive chart to take longer to stitch, so I feel I’ve got my money’s worth!!

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  8. Sheryl says:

    The mouse is adorable. What a fun project!

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  9. nanacathy2 says:

    He is extremely cute and will look wonderful on your Christmas tree.

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  10. claire93 says:

    oh, little mouse is ever so cute!

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  11. Kathi Clower says:

    What a cute and precious little mouse you made! Enjoy ❀ and thanks for sharing πŸ˜€
    Kathi

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  12. Sarah says:

    I too am seriously in love! Gorgeous

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  13. Deb A says:

    Very cute mouse project.

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  14. Oh my goodness… seriously adorable! Such tiny fine work!

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  15. daneesey says:

    Oh oh oh!! This is the most darling little critter! I’m not familiar with Just Nan…I don’t suppose you have a link to the pattern? I want to make one of these; it’s just precious!!! πŸ™‚

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  16. Karrin Hurd says:

    Your Christmas mouse is adorable!

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  17. Gail says:

    You always find such wonderful projects to stitch! Such a cute little Christmas mouse!

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  18. Jenny Benton says:

    I’ve never done cross stitch, but I just love your little mouse, so sweet!

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