Cotton Spool Mouse Kit Giveaway

Cotton Spool Mice

Remember these cute little creatures?  The Cotton Spool Mouse family?  I’m starting my December giveaway season in style by giving away not one, but TWO Cotton Spool Mouse kits.  Each kit contains everything you need to make your very own little mouse….

Cotton Spool Mouse

… a vintage wooden spool for him to perch on, bakers twine for his tail and even a needle in case you don’t have one handy, all presented in a little cotton bag.  To be in with a chance to win one of these kits, then all you need to do is to leave a comment below and – just for fun (I love this bit!) – please tell me what you think a Cotton Spool Mouse would like best to nibble?

The winners will be chosen by random selection, and I will post worldwide.  The draw closes at midnight GMT on Friday 7 December.

Good luck everyone!!

204 Comments

They are lovely ! I think they would love to try and eat some delicious French cheese, why not if I win ???? 🙂

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What cute little mice! I would have to hide them from my cat 😉 but it would be very nice to win a kit! Thanks Helen for sharing this 🙂

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Brenda J. M

I have been an avid, adoring fan of this blog ever since I first found it. I subscribe happily without a second thought and would LOVE a chance to win one of the two super-sweet kits available.
Happy Holidays to ALL,
Cheers from Oshawa, Ontario Canada

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this would be so cute to go in a baby’s room! I’m embroidering a mouse in a hot air balloon for a baby’s wall and this mouse could ontinue the mouse theme.

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How sweet Helen! thank you ! I think the spool mouse would love to nibble on bits of scraps of fabric and cookie crumbs on my sewing room floor! 🙂

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Christine Gibbons

I would love to win the Spool Mouse. I look so forward to receiving your wonderful magazine each month. If I don’t win the Spool Mouse, how about Noddy and his friends. (HEHE). I dream about finding them at a boot sale but know that is slim to none of happing.

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Especially great free gift patterns. So many wonderful , delightful patterns to choose from. Thank you for a very nice year of Newsletters with the most helpful information. Have a Blessed Christmas Season and very Good New Year.

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These are so cute. I think a little spool mouse would love to nibble just a little piece of cheese (made of felt, for sure!) Thanks for the giveaway.

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Christine Gibbons

ps: I would give him some of the wonderful old – old English cheese that is so expensive to buy here in Canada. Maybe one day I could bring him back to England and serve it to him there.

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These are just too darling! I love the shape of these spools. Every sewing room needs a mouse–that will respect the thread and fabric and not eat it! LOL! I read you via your newsletter, but is there a way to have your blog posts delivered via email as well?

Cathy ♥

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adorable! ( i’m currently working on the deer head!) i’d love to try the mouse kit=thanks!

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Julie Lundquist

I would love to win your charming little spool mouse…I really enjoy your ezine as well!

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Marcy Mahle

I love your magazine and patterns and blog. This little mouse is adorable sitting there on top of the wooden spool. I picture him sitting in my kitchen waiting for crumbs while watching my very tiny grandchildren ( ages 6,5,4,4,4, and 2 ) making cookies and candy

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Helen, Your creations just keep getting cuter and cuter, they really make me smile. The little mouse would want to nibble on a bit of cheese if he were in my house, I love it.

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Charlotte Amaro

I very much like the little mice. They would make great companions while I craft. I imagine they would like a spot of tea and a cookie or peanut butter and crackers. A good snack on a chilly day. 🙂

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I never win anything so I don’t get my hopes up but this is another great chance to say how much I love this blog and the bustle and sew magazine!

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These are so heart warming. They remind me of the Christmas Mice that would come each December and mend our socks. (Old time memories — not a 21 century tradition) We would leave out fresh patties of corn bread for them. Monika

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Barbara Timaru NZ

SOOOO cute and thanks for the chance to win a delightful kit, summery in the sewing room with us here in NZ so some cracker crumbs he would find at my house. B

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Hello. I don’t like this mouse because it has not wings to fly to Italy for Xmas.
Merry Xmas and Happy New Year for all you.
(Sorry, I don’t know your language very well)

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Kim Cottrell

what a cute mouse kit! It would even be cute on a Christmas tree I have some really cool tape measure ribbon that it could hang from! I would love one! I think a cute little round fabric cookie or maybe a cute strawberry I would like a little charming flower pattern So versatile even a candy cane would be adorable! Thanks so much for sharing BTY love the little hedgehog

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These little mice are just too cute. I’d love to make one as a great introduction to your items. They would make a great gift for my quilting friends and a nice little needle/pin cushion to carry to classes.

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Barbara Roberts

How cute is that! I would definately want one! I think he would like to nibble on all the little interesting thread snips and bits of fabric form sewing!

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I think these little mice would enjoy cotton with a sprinkle of shredded cheese. Yummy!

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rabbitquilter

Mousey is so cute!! He will be nibbling on a mince pie!!! But please leave all my Christmas cakes nibble free!!!! Kind regards Heather

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I know those adorable mice LOVE to nibble on wool! :o)
It makes such a soft warm nest that is so pretty!
Blessings,
Denise

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Cotton spool mice…….hmm……..don’t all stitchers like chocolate and biscuits? So…Malteasers!

This is one of the absolute cutest of your lovely designs. Hope I win 🙂

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So cute! My house needs a Christmas mouse! And her name is Cotton Candy! Santa I’ve been a good girl 🙂

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You have developed the cutest little mouses. And so generous to give
a couple kits away!!!!

I think one would like to sneak into my baking cabinet, and have a little
lunch of a chocolate chip, and a dried apricot. I just painted a pretty
antique desk for my bedroom, and I would love to see the mouse perched
there beside my lamp with blue beaded shade.

You have so many creative ideas, and I always look forward to your
blog!!!! Thank you for the opportunity to be in your drawing!
Vicky

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He would LOVE to nibble “cotton” – just for an aperitif, of course! Angel pigs; carol-singing mice; reindeer and cotton reel mice – whatever would we do without you in our lives, Helen? You brighten us all up. Love from Norma

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I would love to win to actually have all the parts to actually do a pattern you have designed with the material you have so its a true vintage even though its not old . I want my whole house to look the way your magazine make me feel Comfortable !! Sherri

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I could sit with one of these cuties to help me with my crafty projects, and dare I say even help me, or just keep me company 🙂 Lyndal

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I think that as a vintage mouse he must have a bit of sophistication about him so I would give him cheese and crackers made out of felt.b Thanks for the cute giveaway.

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patricia a krupica

It would be wonderful to win one of the kits as I love your work and would be glad to have a little piece of cheese for the mouse..thank you, Patty

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I just love these little critters, they are so pretty sitting on the thread, thanks for a chance to win one of them.
God Bless
Lola

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I always look forward to you newsletters and reading your blog 🙂
I would love to win the little mouse to sit next to my sewing machine and we could nibble on chocolate 🙂
Sue x

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thank you for the chance to win cotton mouse,she is so cute,I would serve her some very sharpe cheddar cheese and some bacon chips

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Lori Morton

Adorable lil mice!!! well…let’s see….suppose they would love some Hot Chocolate…and bites of Christmas cookies here! Or maybe cheese & crackers if they share with my Husband! lol

Thanks for chance to win a Kit! They are soooo cute! 🙂

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Gorgeous mouse. Love the vintage fabric too.
A felt mouse would surely love some extra strong cheddar. Jx

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These are just the cutest and would love to nibble on some bubble and squeak in my nice new craft room :0)

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Marina McCuaig

Just love this wee mouse….so cute, I think cotton spool mice would just love the crumbs from almost everything my gorgeous wee grandaughter likes to eat, as it followed her around the house x

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Oh… I don’t know, if I were a mouse I would love a piping hot, fluffy Belgian Waffle with strawberries and whipped cream with a side of crispy bacon and tea, white no sugar! 😛
Thanks for the chance to win!

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I would love to win a kit for this dear little mouse (toy mice are the only kind I like -the real things make me shriek loudly and run very fast…) thank you for all the gorgeous patterns you design, Helen; and for your lovely mag. I think this little mouse would really enjoy nibbling my home-made cheese biscuits.

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Regena Fickes

How adorable. We called my late daughter “Mouse” and I made several things with a mouse theme when she was small. This would be a lovely addition. Thank you.

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I’d love to win these and make them with my twin boys. They love to sew things :o) Mice just LOVE nibbling on chocolate. Especially Christmas chocolate coins….

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Hayley Wells

These are just the sweetest little things! I think a cotton mouse would love nibbling on sweet cotton candy and cinder toffee! xx

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Hi Helen, What gorgeous mice and such a lovely way to use the old cotton reels. Love your page and just love your patterns. Thanks!

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I really like your spool mouse and I think a little button of cheese would be the perfect treat for them. Thank you (and Ben) for the give-a-way!

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My daughter just got a mouse, so I would put this in her stocking! Hm, a cotton mouse would probably like to nibble on a nice pretty quilt, so I’d better keep him away from my sewing room!

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Hello Helen, Do you see me over here? Yeah that is me way in the back waving at you. Just wanted to tell you I love the mice and hope I am one of the lucky winners. If the mouse comes to live with me he will be eating lots of Provolone and Muenster Cheeses. And I have a bed all ready for him. Thanks for a chance to win.

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lee patterson

love the little mouse, sorta remindes of cinderella, would like to have him sitting on the shelf in my sewingroom………………

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Sooo very cute, of course he should be nibbling a christmas mince pie/tart. Thanks for the opportunity.

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Tricia Livingston

Also meant to ask if thes kits are avaiable for sale and if so how much they cost. I love these so much I may need to buy one if I don;t win one. They are amazingly cute.

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Lyndelle Newey

I have just discovered you and you patterns and LOVE them – great to see some different ideas!

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A little spool mouse would love to nibble on some Swiss Cheese, because maybe, just maybe, he can hide in the holes and no-one will know!!

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Yvonne Hamilton

I think they would eat whatever it is that the dustbunnies around here exist on….

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They would enjoy some delicious Christmas cookies, baked by my sister! Thank you for a chance to win this cute project.

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Even my West Highland terrier, Maggie, won’t have a problem with this mouse! What a great addition to my sewing collection of pincushions.
Thank you!

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Louise williams

I think little spool mouse would like to nibble on some little English cheddar
He is so cute Louise

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Twenty years ago, I wandered around the UK and Ireland doing museum research. My first stop out of Gatwick was Bath where I bought a handmade bitty fabric mouse. I carefully carried her around in my purse for the duration of my trip. I carefully cut out a circle in the lid of a film canister and her little bead nose just peeked out. Security in a couple of the museums thought I was a tad nutty but she was very good company. She still sits on my bookshelf keeping me company. I think she would enjoy company of her own!

Nena

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Barb Colvin

My Cotton Spool Mouse would love to nibble on little scraps of fabric and bits of thread. I might need a whole family of these mice to help me keep these ‘snacks’ under control.

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D. Kathleen

Mouse and I would share some sugar toast cut into triangles; made by my dear Aunt Mary Catherine.

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Abbie Birch

Ooh my mummy would adore this, the cheeky little scamp could keep her company in her sewing room and share her cake crumbs xx

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That is one of the cutest things I have ever seen. It would look lovely on my sewing table.

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marina genovesi

Ciao cara Helen, sono stupendi i tuoi topini, mi piacerebbe molto vincere un kit!
Penso che per dei topolini deliziosi sia piacevole sgranocchiare un muffin al formaggio. Auguri di Buon Natale ed un felice Anno Nuovo
Marina

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Alison Morris

Ooh these are lovely. I have a nasty suspicion that these cheeky mice wouldn’t confine themselves to just scraps of fabric, but if not watched would also munch their way through cushion covers, handbags and the lastest project.

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Love the little mice! I so want one!
The best thing for the little mice to nibble on would be “cheese cloth” 🙂

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Adorable, just perfect for my daughters who have only recently got the sewing bug!
Not sure about eating but sleeping on a cushion of cotton candy. X

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A little spool mouse would definately enjoy eating any cheese from the great cheese shop we frequent and would use the scraps from my sewing room to make a warm and cosy bed to sleep in!
Love the mice!

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Lisa Wilson

A great competition! Good luck everyone. From personal experience I know little mice like chocolate pennies, although they don’t appear to mind if it’s the silver wrapped ones or the gold :o)

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I believe these mice would love to nibble on some “delicious” wool batting…a piece for my nest, and a nibble for my mouth…..and on and on….very sweet!!!

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What a wonderful little mouse and a fabulous competition! I would live the chance to win one of these kits and if I was successful I’m sure my little mouse would live to share my current favourite oat and raisan cookies with me! xx

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Margaret Urwin

I think these gorgeous little mice would eat up all the snippings of threads while I’m stitching…

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Oh so cute, I have made many, many mice for my sister, Marion, the queen Rat of our family. This would be a great addition to her collection!

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This sweet creature could certainly come to my house to live in my collection of pincushions! I would be very excited if he would nibble on some of my UFO’s. (unfinished objects) Then I would have a viable excuse for not finishing them!

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Diane Moffatt

I do beleive that a spool mouse would love to nibble on snickerdoodles!! That is their favorite at this time of the year. But most anything the rest of the year. Or the crumbs left over on your plate. Little sweetie!!!ry Christmas

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Just the cutest thing ever!! He probably would nibble on some toes if he got the chance!!

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Linette Whiteman

Would love to win this little guy, lets see maybe he would nibble on some peppermint candy.

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Camembert! Definitely Camembert! Just a smidge on a wee bit of water cracker, washed down with cider. Ahhh.

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Sandy Olson

A cotton mouse would love to nibble a small triangle of cheddar (cloth, that is.)

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I think he’d like nibbling on bits of thread. You know, the pieces that get stuck all over your project and are so difficult to get rid of? What a helpful mouse!

Thanks for the chance to win!

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Freda Gossage

I think he is adorable, I just love mice. Except when they go into my fabric shed, although the little guy that was in there in the summer did not do too much damage, as all my fabrics are stored in large plastic boxes. He however had got into a cardboard hamper box with some sunflower seeds and was having a lovely time, he got tipped out into the garden, and the shed got a thorough clean. The cute cotton reel mouse would not do any damage though as he could eat the ‘orts’ from my sewing projects.

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Hallo,

O,there so cute I would love to enter your give-away. And for a nibble he will have a piece of Dutch cheese ofcourse 😉 Lots of love Linda.

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Marianne Squire Maszer

I think she’d love to nibble cheese with peanut butter. Do you sell these kits? THEY ARE ADORABLE, THANKS FOR CHANCE TO WIN.

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BEAUTIFUL!! Cutest little mice I have ever seen 🙂 Would love this kit!! I think these adorable little guys would ‘Nibble Nobey’s Nuts’!! Definately not cheese – its poisonous to mice!

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I would love to win this kit to make far a lady that loves mice. Whenever I find a little mouse I give it to her. I think this little spool mouse would love to nibble on a little piece of chocolate.

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I love mice! If I should be lucky to win him, I will name him Pistachio, since that is his favorite food!

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Aundrea gore

This is a mouse that just makes you smile every time you look at him. I think I would feed him anything he wants, because he is so cute.

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This cute mouse would like to nibble on the crumbs left from the cookies left for Santa on Christmas Eve.
If I don’t win one of the kits, I’d life to know where I could buy one. Janet

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What an adorable little mouse….I would love to make this for my daughter who loves all things little…I will put it in her doll house where it might nibble on some of her tea cakes

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I love to have a mouse in my house to stir with me during midnight hour holiday prep!! Fingers and toes crossed–which makes typing really hard:)

from still-green southern VT,
the Vermonster

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Brenda Osborne

I love mice as long as they aren’t real. This fellow has many dust bunnies to chase and consume!

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So cute! My mouse would probably nibble on some crumbs near my sewing machine or some good sharp cheddder! yum!

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This little mouse wouldn’t be satisfied to nibble on cheese. She would prefer cheesecake!

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J’ADORE cette petite souris or in English : I like this little mouse very much.
I come and see you very often and I am always wondering what you are doing.
Thank you very much for all these cute things. I like sew and I hope to have a chance to win.
Et que la meilleure gagne !!! See you soon…

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I just think they are lovely , you would never lose one.
I would say Cheese. and smile.

Pauline.

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Hallo, Wat een grappige muis. ik ben er dol op.
en wat zou het leuk zijn om ze ook zelf te kunnen maken. En ook voor jou hier in Nederland reclame voor je te maken
Ik doe graag mee om het pakketje te winnen.
groetjes van Yrene uit Holland, en hele fijne kerstdagen.

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They are so very cute. Mine (if I was lucky enough to win) would delight in some Wisconsin cheese.

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169 entries already ! I have to enter to try to win a mouse to keep my pincushion mouse from your other pattern happy. Little Bustle is pretty but also pretty lonely ! I think she would like me to make a Cotton Spool Mouse to nibble…. her ear ! Take care now Helen. Marion x

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These little mice are just so cute! Love them! I reckon they might like mince pies in this festive season 😉 Carole

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I love (and collect) mice. They are adorable! I think Cotton Spool Mouse would love to eat some nice Havarti cheese 🙂

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My 3 year old grand-daughter , Molly, has a passion for mice at the moment, she tells me they are “cutier” than anything! When I asked her what they might like to nibble on, her answer was “the mouse can nibble on my fingers!” What a little treasure and she is also craft mad (yes even at 3 years of age) and would help me with this craft if we win. It’s just gorgeous!

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Linda Reilly

There so cute. Just in time for Christmas. I love to sew by hand. Hope I win. thank you Lindarella

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Darlene Holte

These are just adorable! I would love to make one. I would agree that they would eat Wisconsin Cheese and there is plenty of that at my house!

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What a little cutie! I think he would have to nibble celery. He could pull off the celery strings to knit himself a sweater or darn his socks.

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Bonnie Berg

Your mouse is adorable. My husband started calling our daughter “Mouse” when she was just an infant (45 years ago). Your cute little Spool Mouse would be eating Chocolate of course! Thanks, Bonnie Berg

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Sheila Belveal

What a sweet little mouse! He would love to nibble a little cheddar cheese! Would love to have him join me at my sewing machine! Thank-you for the chance to enter!

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Cheese of course…….the staple diet for any mouse, or perhaps a little festive mince pie as it is christmas !! Lovely kit, would really like to win !!!

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Linda Jeter

I love your site, I have a National Applique Society that I started here in Virginia Beach VA,,,we just love your Squirrel project!!!

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Hannah Baker

I think he’d like some chocolate teacakes as I’ve been devouring them today and I’d share with him. 🙂

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Oh Helen, these mice are so darlin!

If the mouse finds his way to my house he may dine on any cheese he chooses!

Thanks for the chance to win.

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jeannejeannie

I think these mousies would share my cheese and crackers crumbs on my sewing table!

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Today I discovered some naughty mice have eaten all the (fake plastic!) berries on my Christmas wreath that I store in my garage during the year. I wonder if the little imps have tummy ache! I think this little mouse would nibble on some christmas pudding 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win, Stephanie x

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Violet Williams

I just found your site through craftgossip. I plan on doing lots of looking around here! I think that if my mouse could chose what she wanted to nibble on it would be some material because they use it to make their homes more comfy. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a cute giveaway.

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So cute. I think they would like some peanut butter, but that is so messy in the so sewing room, so they will have to settle for some felt cheese!

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Oh how I would like one of these cuties to sit on my sewing machine to keep me company! I read a story once where a mother mouse chewed up some paper money to make a soft nest for her new litter of mouseies. I would let mine nibble on ALL of my HUGE amount of patterns so that maybe I could get a new litter of cotton spool mouseies.

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These remind me of something from my childhood, a cartoon perhaps? I felt an instant attraction to him! So adorable, and if I were him, I would want a big puff pastry filled with brie and cranberries!!!! Yum!!

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I only found your page today and am too excited by it to think of any food for lickle mice but maybe ….dried banana (as thats what im picking at as im typing and drooling at your stags head!!!!)

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