September has arrived…

bringing with it, more wind and more rain. We had a lovely summer this year, I think it was a thursday some time in July between 1pm and 3.30pm. I think it’s officially autumn now. That means me beavering away at Halloween mice for now with the odd Christmas mouse thrown in.

Last week saw the creation of a Vampire or three…

Then of course there was ‘Adam’, Frankenstein’s monster and his bride. I’m a massive fan of classic horror from the 30s and 40s so it was a real joy to make the Elsa Lanchester version.

 

I really wanted to make a Halloween Trick or Treater but wasn’t sure how to go about it. I knew there had to be a pumpkin in there somewhere. So here is a little brown mouse waering a pumpkin costume, including the little lid and stalk as a hat. Don’t forget your bag for all the sweets!

 

Next on my list (yes, I’ve started writing lists) was a ‘Mummy’. He’s made of grey Harris Tweed and is wrapped in washed linen bandages with undyed silk wool rovings. He is even doing the perfect hands in front lumber…

Next on my list is Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street! Stay tuned 🙂

You can find all of these on my Etsy shop (link is on the left of the screen) or if there’s anything you’d like me to make, please let me know, I love a challenge!

Have a fabumouse week x

You’re mad woman!!

This week has been a bit bonkers. I decided on Monday afternoon to tidy my craft room. Just a light tidy you understand, so I could get back to my sewing. Unfortunately, I then decided to move everything around. So what should have been a 30 minute job, stretched into 4 and a half hours. By the time everyone got home from work, I was knackered and halfway through another green and blue mouse.

Tuesday was more my kind of day, I was organised, wrote a blog post, a list, cleaned up and at my desk for 8am and sewing like a demon. I finished that lovely blue and green mouse and this time it was holding a small hummingbird in the same fabric. A 2cm version of my birds! I can’t imagine doing these small parts without my trusty magnifying lamp. I use a Purelite 3 in 1, which can be used as a floor or desk lamp and even unclips so that you can attach it to your desk. It also has a battery pack so that you can be totally mobile with it but I lost the pack somewhere in the depths of my craft room.

After this, it was onto a project I’d been looking forward to since it was first suggested by one of my facebook followers, Lucy. The steampunk mouse….

 

I make no apologies for all of the photos because I think he’s probably my best yet. I’m so proud of him and I know he’ll be treasured in his new home!

Yesterday (Wednesday) saw me making a lovely yellow tweed pig called Daisy with lots of daisies embellished on her!

 

Sadly, I then decided in the afternoon that I needed to clean my oven. This moved swiftly on to me steaming my kitchen cupboards which degenerated into the mad idea of varnishing my worktops at 4.30pm with the special worktop stuff that I bought nearly two years ago and still hadn’t used. This meant that dinner was concocted from a Tesco ready cooked chicken and some pots of salad bought on his way home from work by the lovely husband. God alone knows what we are eating tonight, as I put the second coat on the worktops before 8am this morning. I also think I have varnish fumes poisoning…

varnishing

I fully intend to start on my little burlesque mouse today, hopefully the feathery yarn will turn up today so I can make her boa. If I so much as suggest getting the decorating equipment out to do the hallway, someone call the people who supply strait jackets, I’ll have one in a fetching shade of hot pink please….