After feeling a bit on a low today I decided to take a ponder to the @poundland to browse the wool for my favourite mustard yellow. (But it wasn't in stock...that's 2 branches now) It's beautiful and quite thick (great quality too!) and I look forward to making my very first sunflower granny square jacket with it! And as I looked through the gardening aisle I found these beauties! 2 grassy covered clay mushrooms and some fairy furniture! I'll move having some fun with a diorama for Parsley Mouse and Sweetpea that's for sure!
I hope you are all well and wrapping up warm in this cold weather! Line up the knitwear and get yourself some gloves and a hat! I love this weather 🤗💖 #poundland#poundlandfinds#mushrooms#moss#fairygardenfurniture#miniature#mousefurniture#minibench#needlefeltedmouse#diorama#dioramatools
Sometimes You may catch a mouse in a felted bird swarm. Usually all the mice made only in "feeding" purposes for my felted predators.. what a shame!
This mouse is the Persona who loves long winter walks and cuddle up with hot cocoa on pines branches.
Made of wool, eyes and legs are made of Fimo clay, has wire frame inside, ears are made of felt, whisckers are natural bristle. ⠀
В валяных птичьих стайках иногда и мышки попадаются🤔 Стало обидно, что грызунчики валяются в основном только в качестве прикорма для хищных птиц😅⠀
А эта мышка любит гулять солнечными, морозными днями и сидеть потом на ветвях ели с горячим какао. Сваляна из грубой шерсти, лапки и глаза из полимерной глины "Fimo", конечности на проволочном каркасе, ушки из фетра, усы - натуральная щетина. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
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I love this new gift my mom got me for Yule! Needle felting mice is something I've wanted to do for months and she helped me begin my newest obsession! Meet my second attempt:
This is Parsley Mouse, Parsley is a good friend of sweetpea's and also lives in Honeysuckle Hollow. He loves walks in the rain, reading factual books in warm socks by the fire and has a love for all things botanical! He can't help but feed his curious nature by studying everything 😊 He and sweetpea go foraging often as it's healthy and good to know what nature has to offer (especially for mice!) I made a make shift bag out of wool but I think I'll sew one next time! And the magnifying glass ( I'm quite proud of as I got some serious cramps from waiting for it to dry!) Made from aluminium wire and clear nail varnish. Think a design change is needed but not bad for my first try!
What do you think of Mr Parsley?
I'm in love with my set and can't wait to make diaromas and take photos!
A friend and I have a great idea in the works too so 2019 is going to be something of an eventful tear for me I hope!
I hope the start of your year is going well so far!
Well I certainly hope everyone had a very merry Christmas yesterday (those that celebrate it) and enjoyed feasting and had full bellies from food and wine offerings! My mom put on quite the feast for the family and is rightly relaxing today.🍾☕
One of the wonderful gifts she presented to me was my next additional hobby and obsession: a start up needle felting kit!
This is something I've been dying to make for months! Everybody meet SWEETPEA 🐁💖 she's a Siamese fancy mouse and not bad for a first attempt!
What do you think? :) 🐁🐁🐁🐁🐁🐁🐁🐁🐁 #needlefelt#needlefelting#mouse#fancymouse#siamesemouse#pine#needlefeltedmouse#handmadegifts#handmade
September mouse was happy. The stores were growing fat from her foraging. Nearby hedgerows were now sleepy under the weight of ripened berries and nuts. The summer sun had kissed them particularly well this year. She secretly hoped it would make for some kindly remarks at Yuletide when she shared a glass of homemade rose hip wine with friends.
However this morning was different. A chill crept in beneath the mossy mat releasing its dormant earthy aroma. Her whiskers bristled with the change and her belly fluttered like the day moths amongst the grasses. This was her favourite turn of the wheel and her mind skipped with dreams of warming her tiny toes next to the fire and the sharp scent of sloe chutney bubbling on the stove. She realised she was missing one vital ingredient to her slowing days. Her famous spiced biscuits would be sorely missed from the upcoming festivities.
She fastened her winter coat on for the first time this year. The one with the feather brooch kindly donated from Jenny Wren herself after a misfortunate event when Mrs Wren had mistook September mouse's weaved home for her own nest! She was quickly forgiven though especially as she was dealing with seven hungry chicks at the time. But that all seemed very long ago now.
Opening her door she was greeted with the pink cusp of her very own autumn dawn and delighted in the beauty of hundreds of bejewelled webs. These delicate dances of midnight spiders would be useful when climbing the towering hogweed to reach the spicy seeds.
So she grabbed her basket and scampered off into the hedgerow. Leaving nothing but the soft mutterings of her wild shopping list in her wake.
As always thankyou so much for taking the time to read this.
Much love and magic x
In a few minutes my shop will be updated! While I preparing listings I'm listening the beautiful music of @maudofthemoor ❤
11 4821:13 PM Apr 23, 2018
It is with sadness but also huge appreciation that I write this post. I found out yesterday that Jill Barklem author of the Bramley Hedge stories had passed away. Her books helped to shape my childhood which in turn has inspired my adult life. I will never forget that feeling of turning the page to reveal such beautiful illustrations of mice in human clothing. I had no doubt they were a reality somewhere and would dream about being allowed a view into their hidden world. Jill shared so much of her magical world with us so in turn I would like to share one of my little mice, I am not saying they are on the same scale as Jill's wonderful illustrations but It's may way of thanking her for the magic she helped to keep burning in my soul.
So I am offering the chance to win one of my Mice of Lace, this one in fact. All you have to do is tell me who has inspired you and why? It can be anyone, someone famous, a family member or a stranger. Lets fill this post with magic and kind words. So often social media is full of doom and gloom so lets celebrate each other and in turn celebrate the beautiful gift that Jill left for us. I will close this giveaway on Sunday at 9pm. I am afraid there can only be one winner and I don't think I shall use some random number generator I will pick the person who's words speak to me. I know that's not usually the way it's done but it's the way I am going to do it :) Much love and magic!
My teeny tiny sleepy mice brooches have been unavailable for a little while but I have just opened up three slots in my Etsy Shop for custom made ones which will reach you before Christmas so would possibly make a nice present for under the tree 😊 I usually make brown mice but a lovely lady asked for a grey one so I waved my magic one and hey presto! This photo was taken before she found her comfy nest.
Link is in the bio if you'd like one X 🐭