Needle Felting a Christmas Mouse or Six

I have put my shark mobile on hold and decided to focus on small things that I could put into my Etsy shop.  I am currently running a 50% off sale until the 27th of May.  After that, I shall put the shop into holiday mode for a month.  I shall be focusing on making items for Christmas.  I know!  I don’t actually think about Christmas until December!  However, when selling seasonal items, you have to start well before the season.

Here is my Christmas mouse!

Downloads2-002This doesn’t have to be a Christmas mouse, but you can make a Christmas anything if you stick a Santa hat on it.  I thought the mouse lacked something, so I felted him a big heart to hold.  This was also the first time I used beads for eyes.  I usually felt them in, but I thought I would try something different.  I think they looked cute.  Everything is felted apart from the eyes.  I loved him so much that I decided to make some more!

IMG_4909Body parts.  While my husband took over the dining room table to pimp up a new crate cover for the dogs with safety reflective strips and such, I sat propped with my foot up on the footstool in the living room making body parts for a total of 6 mice.  It can be time-consuming to make a critter from start to finish, but this way seemed to go faster.  As I made my mice, I slightly modified the way I made them.  I really wasn’t happy with the cord I had, so I bought a thinner cord which makes it easier to stick under the hat for hanging.  Also, I added bits of fluff around the Christmas hats for fur.  I also changed 4 of the hats and added bells on some.

Downloads2-003So, here are all of the Christmas mice completed.  I am very happy with how they turned out.  Each one is different and fits in the palm of my hand.  It is like they have their own personality.  I need to tidy them up a bit more and take more photos before they will be ready to go into my shop!

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