|Little Sewing Mice - available on Etsy|
I was just thinking the other day how clever the wee creatures are - they've taught themselves to knit, sew, crochet and bake. The mice in particular have very nimble paws, but the occasional Snail has stepped up to the challenge too :)
|Melanie the Knitting Snail|
|Little Knitting Mouse|
|Little Mice on Crocheted Pears|
Of course, sometimes the mice can get a bit over-zealous - thanks to Gemma of Autumnal Skies for commissioning this mouse!
The mice are also very good at embroidery, like this wee mouse who is now living with Deborah of Bee Honey Designs. She's perched on a cotton reel, which is of course perfectly mouse-sized. I shaped a thin sheet of clay around a small disk, and then added a thin band of brown clay to create the hoop.
The mice are also pretty handy with a sewing machine, as this wee mouse shows. This mouse was specially commissioned by Abi Manifold of SewYou - Abi is another brave soul who gave up the day job to follow her creative dreams, and is doing really well and loving it!
In a later post, I'll be taking a look at how else the mice keep themselves busy - they really are a very versatile group :)