Monday, July 13, 2009

Sock Mouse

See what happens when you give a girl an idea? I am going crazy with different sock animal ideas over here! In case you missed my previous post about Sock Animals... I have this book that is giving me ideas for all kinds of handmade, stuffed animals using socks or gloves. The idea for the mouse in the book used a grey mitten... the kind with the string attaching both mitten hands. So, they used one mitten and the string for the tail. I don't have a grey mitten, and I know I am certainly not going to find one anytime soon in AZ! So, I used a grey sock, some black fabric for the nose, pink fabric for the ears, and a hairband for the tail. Then, obviously black buttons for the eyes, and some white whiskers using thread...

Better view of the hairband tail...

My husband wanted it to be a mouse, but with fleas... as if it was carrying the bubonic plague! I told him that rats were the ones that spread it to humans... but, oh well! It's a mouse with fleas. I just made some black thread knots for the fleas... 

The cat approved of my design...


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8 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

That mouse is adorable!

Two Pretty Little Skirts said...

OMG that is the cutest!

hyltonta said...

Cute!

candiacrew said...

Hi from SITS, that mouse is adorable, I might have to start making my own cat toys.

Annette said...

Very cute! Have you seen Ratatoule yet? At the end it talks about rats and myths...the flea thing made me think of that. Your home must be funny!

Peterson Family said...

That is too cute! Now I wanna try making them!!

Shelley Rodgers said...

Hey another sock fan!!

Check out my ones on flickr -

http://www.flickr.com/photos/thebeautyisinthedetail/sets/72157613482286831/

Who would have thought you could do so much with socks!!

Shelley
x

Anonymous said...

love it! i have mice of my own, and they have had babies once or 4 times! it would be cute if you would make baby ones out of pink socks and make the eyes closed...