Monday, 20 February 2012

Mollie Mouse and a belated birthday giveaway

I haven't had much crafty time during the last week or so but I managed to finish my Mollie mouse last night and here she is! You might have seen some of her family on the cover of the latest Mollie Makes magazine.

I think Mollie turned out really cute but she was a bit fiddly to make.  Jenny Dee's instructions are perfectly clear and simple but I think the fabric I used was too stiff and made turning the small pieces through very difficult.  However I'm keen to try another mouse to see if it really was the wrong fabric - or just my poor sewing skills.   

And because I didn't celabrate my blog's third birthday in January, I thought I would have a little giveaway with my Mouse Mark 2, 3 and 4.  If you'd like the chance to have a mouse in your family, just leave a comment on this post and I'll pick three mouse-winners (one mouse for each blog year) using the random number generater on Leap Year Day - February 29th.  I hope to have three mice finished by then.  International commenters will be very welcome.

I have to say Mollie Makes just keeps on inspiring and I'll definitely be renewing my subscription next month - I can't believe there have already been 11 issues!
What a surprise when we woke up yesterday (Sunday) morning - the first sprinking of snow this year. Very pretty, but by the time I was going to work at 10.00 am it was fast melting and when I got home there was practically no sign of it except on the hills.

The first daffodils are out in the garden but some of them seem to have been eaten by something.  There are no slugs or snails around at this time of year so perhaps the birds have been pecking the buds.


  1. Happy blogiversary!! please could i enter your giveaway? i would love the chance to win one of the mice. I really really want to make one, but i can't knit!! so mine would be naked if i made one xx

  2. Oh Ann I am so jealous, you really can turn your hand to anything. Your mouse is simply adorable and I too am a BIG fan of Molly Makes (more for swooning rather than doing like yourself). Happy post blogaverssary in any case :D

  3. Ann, you keep on impressing me every time. Look at that adorable little mouse!! And those pics of your house covered in snow... it's like it's straight from a greeting card. :)

  4. Your blog is a "big sister" to mine just by a hair! Happy birthday to it!!!

    I love, love, love that mouse!!!!!!! I can't believe how talented you are and I can't believe you're giving them away. Oh, how lucky we are!!!!!!

  5. Well, happy blog birthday!!!! :) I have loved reading your blog and seeing your most fabulous crafts. :) It's great to know you. :) Your Mollie Mouse is so sweet - I have a small collection of cute mice. Thank you for such a fabulous giveaway in honor of your blog birthday. I would be honored to own one of your adorable creations! :)

  6. Three fantastic years & I've been with you throughout :) Happy blogaversary Ann! I didn't realise you were on the Papertrey forum - what's your username? xxx

  7. Happy Blog birthday Ann. I love coming on here and seeing your creations. I would love to own one of your little mice.

  8. Wow! Time flies when you have fun doesn't it?! and I do love to see a bit of snow :-) Here, it might be wood lice eating your daffs Ann? They are a demon!
    And love your little mouse, I am so envious of your sewing skills!
    Hugs xx

  9. Ann your mouse is gorgussssssss . Her little jacket is just too sweet for words. You are so clever making her that small. Hugs Mrs A .

  10. Happy Blog Birthday - Love the little mouse.

  11. How cute she is..... And her clothes, so cute!!!!!!! And happy bloganniversary, mine is in september this year .


Thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment - its hugely appreciated. Ann :o)


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