I mentioned a few posts back about a new item I've listed in my shop, and I'd love to share my pattern with you!
I made these sweet little mice from reclaimed fabric scraps, some rescued embroidery floss, cotton cord, catnip and polyfil.
You can download the pattern for these cute little catnip mice here (free and safe.) Or, just transpose it from the 1-inch grid below:
You can find detailed instructions for assembling the mouse in a tutorial I posted over on Craftster, which is also free to use and view. (I can also post the tutorial here if you'd like -- just let me know.)I was inspired to make and share this pattern because a few years back, Santa used to make these mice for our cat, Sally, and leave them in her stocking. Sally passed away about two years ago, and we all miss her dearly. I think we miss her most during the holidays. We miss her climbing the Christmas tree, batting down the ornaments, or hiding among the presents to pounce on an innocent passer-by. Here's an old photo of Sally and me -- I was pregnant with Monkey 6 at the time!
And this photo is even older -- we were still living in Greensboro, I believe this was around 1999!
I'd love to hear your thoughts about the pattern, the mice, or even a little about your favorite kitty.
Oh, I almost forgot -- please feel free to make these mice for yourself, your friends, your kitties, and even to sell in your shops. Just please don't sell my pattern -- that wouldn't be very cool.