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!
This 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!
Body 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.
So, 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!