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