Wednesday, April 18, 2012

tutorial: there's a mouse in my house...

Believe it or not this little mouse is a great source of fun and entertainment in our home. So much so, that we have two mice- one for the toy room and one for Mama's purse for unexpected situations where a bit of light humour, focus, quiet and entertainment are desperately needed. 
The 'game' we play with him is quite simple. North's preschool teacher was the first to introduce it to me. 
It goes like this-
There's a mouse in my house
Where could it be?
Upstairs? Downstairs?
Where could it be?

Hide the mouse in one of your fists and while you are saying the rhyme alternate right fist on top of left, left fist on top of right. When the rhyme finishes let one child choose whether he or she thinks the mouse is on the top or bottom. To make it a bit easier for the very young you can have the mouses' tail sticking out of your hand.

I haven't attached the pattern but you can see a photo of it below. You need two pieces of the shape on the left and one of the one on the right. The one on the right is the base and the two pieces are the sides. You can see how to mouse is sewn together if you look carefully. Before sewing up his bottom add a bit of yarn or embroidery thread for a tail, then add a couple of little ears. I also embroidered his nose but this is not needed.
Squeak! Squeak!


sar : said...

oh that is too cute. i have to say when i first saw the topic of your post i thought "uh oh she has mice at her place like we do". but no, not everyone lives in the outback during a mouse plague!

they are so cute though, even in real life. just...not in the house.


ps thanks for the spelt bread ratio.

Alison said...

What a cute wee mouse, mice are very popular in our house so I think a few of these would go down very well and I have the perfect felted jumper in my stash to make some!

Angie said...

How cute! That's one mouse I would be happy to have in my house. :)

kristi said...

i think i am going to steal this, only really hide it around the house.

hannahw said...

Goodness very life like lol I followed you from Natural Suburbia's Creative Friday. Here is post this week:

Anonymous said...

mouses are not pretty at all lol but some do look nice
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