Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Not A Creature Was Stirring, Not Even A....



No sew mouse.

Morning All,

This project even surprised me. I hate mice, even seeing them on the TV make me feel sick.

Those people who keep them or worse rats as pets - gross! Anyways I have seen a few versions of the felt mice which are pretty cute and I wanted something to do with Elizabeth for our Friday night craft session. This seem to fit the requirements.

I decided I rather than use my felt, I'd try to make a dent in my massive fabric scraps. I also have a pile of cotton batting because mum makes quilts and for whatever reason, I must take her scraps as well.

Originally I was going to sew and overlock these and make them look stunning, but I broke a needle on the overlocker then the sewing machine and it was too hot so a "No Sew" project it became.

I got the pattern for the mouse over here at Thoughts from an Evil Overlord.

Supplies

Fabric Scraps
Batting scraps -or Felt
Scissors
Heat and Bond Ultra (best for no sew)
Pompoms
Hot glue and gun

First up I traced the pattern onto the heat and bond and cut them out



Ironed onto the fabric and once again  cut them out



Then I ironed them onto the batting and cut them out. Cut two slits for the ears to go into.



Hot glued the nose





Then cut a slit at the back for the Candy Cane tail.





To be honest, I like them better than felt because I can match them in to what I'm doing. The heat and bond makes them a little stiffer but I think it helps hold the shape.
I left the eyes off because I liked the idea of the 4 blind mice.

DIY Disaster or Delight? So much fun for kids to make and of course a candy cane to sweeten the deal! Delight!

Hopefully these will be the only mice I find in these parts over Christmas!

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo


Linking to these awesome parties!

33 comments:

  1. Love the mice! They are soooo cute!
    Sandy
    http://savardstudios.blogspot.com/

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  2. Very cute! Much better than the whole "mini pad" thing!

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  3. These are so "freakin" cute. I hate mice too but I love these little guys!

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  4. Eeek! I see some adorable little mice. I love how you used fabric instead of felt and, of course, I can appreciate the easy no sew aspect. Great job.

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  5. Cute, cute CUTE! I like them without the eyes too.

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  6. Four blind mice. HAAAAA! Love a no sew project!

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  7. Mel
    Love the mice! They are soooo

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  8. Oh I like a craft project with no sewing - can't sew to save myself.

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  9. Love those candy cane tails! How creative! Found you at Kammy's Korner.

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  10. aww!! that is so cute!!

    huggies***
    rea

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  11. Hi Mel--These little mice are so cute--I am pinning! I wanted to add some mice originally to my holiday decorations, but could not find anything cute, so this helps a lot! So nice to hear from you, and glad you liked my little red ice skates :)

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  12. I'm not a fan of rodents as pets myself but this kind is cute enough to be in my house!

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  13. Cute little mice! I agree that these would be the only mice I'd want to see at Christmas. :)

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  14. These are darling and perfect for little friends and neighbors!

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  15. These are great! Just perfect for class parties and end of year gifts.

    Fairy wishes and butterfly kisses #teamIBOT

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  16. These are so cute Mel! Adorable!! I'm all for no sew projects.
    Tuula :)

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  17. I'm with you in the rodent-haters' club, but these are adorable! When I'm using heat & bond, I iron it to my fabric first, then only have to cut once.

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  18. The four blind mice:)))))) Maybe you should call them the four "bling" mice... Awesome!

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  19. OMG! They're totally adorable!!! And a totally original Christmas decoration!

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  20. Just adorable! I love your holiday spirit. You make Whimsy Wednesday look so good!

    Thanks for joining us,
    Kelly at Smart! School {House}
    http://www.smartschoolhouse.com

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  21. How precious! Everyone loves an adorable mouse! Great tutorial!

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  22. I hate mice too, but you made them the cutest. Found you on VintageOnADime

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  23. Aww! Are these not the cutest things?? And what a nice touch with the candy canes :)

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  24. I love that you have a craft session with your daughter!! These are adorable!

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  25. I love these!!! You are seriously so creative!! Thanks for linking up!!! xoxo

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  26. OH WOW!!! They are just toooo darn cute!!!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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  27. These are cute. My daughter got one last year from one of her teachers from church. The teacher made them out of felt and attached a little string on the top so they could be hung on the tree as ornaments!
    Thanks for linking up at Think Tank Thursday. It's always good to see you there!

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  28. Cute ... and I am one of those creepy people that had a rat as a pet :P

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