Handmade Gifts 2015: a Very Nice Mouse for Thing 2

Have you seen Ann Wood’s Very Nice Mice pattern and tutorial? It is just for hand sewing and makes the perfect little ornament-sized mouse. I followed it to make this ornament for my sweet Thing 2.

I added a few of my own touches, of course. Her felt bunny slippers are my favorite part. (Although I can’t look at them without hearing a voice say, “He looks like a deranged Easter bunny.”)

I also gave her a tiny felt stocking to hold and, of course, a paper cheese wedge. And a little pom pom bow on her head.

I substituted pipe cleaners for the arms and feet instead of using the felt pieces from the pattern. The finished mouse is about 3 inches tall.

I love Ann’s original version in its little sailboat! I’d like to try a sailboat ornament next year.

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