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….
… 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!!
this is so cute-a great place to keep a threaded needle for quick uses
They are lovely ! I think they would love to try and eat some delicious French cheese, why not if I win ???? 🙂
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 🙂
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
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.
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! 🙂
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.
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.
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.
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.
WHAT THE MOUSE WANTS TO EAT . SOME OF THE TURKEY &DRESSING.
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?
Well, I have some chocolate near my machine he could nibble on, but I’d bring him some sunflower seeds too.
I do love a giveaway!
Thanks for sharing!
Mice just LOVE chocolate to nibble on …………… these are so cute !
I think a nice peanut butter cookie would make a nice nibble.
adorable! ( i’m currently working on the deer head!) i’d love to try the mouse kit=thanks!
I would love to win your charming little spool mouse…I really enjoy your ezine as well!
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
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.
That is so cute.
Would love to win this, my bff is a mouse person, so I’d make it for her.
Hmmm. I think a bit of peanut brittle would be nice to share with the mouse.
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. 🙂
Thank you for entering me in your contest!
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!
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
A nice lump of Dorset Viney cheese for my little mouse to snibble on.
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
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)
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
Peanut butter toast triangles!
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.
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!
I think these little mice would enjoy cotton with a sprinkle of shredded cheese. Yummy!
Eeek squeak I would love one of these
Mousey is so cute!! He will be nibbling on a mince pie!!! But please leave all my Christmas cakes nibble free!!!! Kind regards Heather
Oh so cute! I’d love to enter your Giveaway, thank you.
Pannetone ( Italian Christmas Cake)
I know those adorable mice LOVE to nibble on wool! :o)
It makes such a soft warm nest that is so pretty!
Would be great with Cheddar and Branson Sauce! Ummm Miam Miam!! 🙂
Hi, Thank you for the chance to win the cute mice kit. I enjoy your newsletter
and the helpful info. Sherry
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 🙂
The spool mouse is very cute. Thanks for the chance to win.
So cute! My house needs a Christmas mouse! And her name is Cotton Candy! Santa I’ve been a good girl 🙂
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!
I’m sure these mice would love some brie! Thanks for the giveaway
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
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
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
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.
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
Hi! I think they like to nibble wool 😉
I just love these little critters, they are so pretty sitting on the thread, thanks for a chance to win one of them.
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 🙂
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
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! 🙂
Gorgeous mouse. Love the vintage fabric too.
A felt mouse would surely love some extra strong cheddar. Jx
Very cute! A mince pie to nibble.
These are just the cutest and would love to nibble on some bubble and squeak in my nice new craft room :0)
So cute. Cinnamon buns to nibble would be nice.
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
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!
My mouse would love to nibble on big pile of Belgian style steak & chips!
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.
very cute xx
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.
lov mice but rats are better!!!!!!
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….
These are just the sweetest little things! I think a cotton mouse would love nibbling on sweet cotton candy and cinder toffee! xx
Dutch cheese that’s what those adorable mice ike to nibbe best.
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!
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!
Lovely! Has to be chocolate buttons – or liquorice bootlaces?
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!
that is sew cute thanks for chance to win
I think he would be partial to some mince pie crumbs!
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.
love the little mouse, sorta remindes of cinderella, would like to have him sitting on the shelf in my sewingroom………………
these are the ones I asked you about. I think they would like to chew and nibble on vintage linens. like they did in my basement 🙁 this summer.
Sooo very cute, of course he should be nibbling a christmas mince pie/tart. Thanks for the opportunity.
Cheese and crackers please. These little mice are too too cute. Thank you for the chance to win a kit.
Hi. I think they like to nibble spaghetti best of all.
A nice big wedge of cotton CHEESE, of course.
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.
I have just discovered you and you patterns and LOVE them – great to see some different ideas!
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!!
I think they would eat whatever it is that the dustbunnies around here exist on….
Gingerbread cats! Sooo darling, thanks for the opportunity to win.
They would enjoy some delicious Christmas cookies, baked by my sister! Thank you for a chance to win this cute project.
they could come to New Zealand and have pavlova with kiwifruit!
Even my West Highland terrier, Maggie, won’t have a problem with this mouse! What a great addition to my sewing collection of pincushions.
So sweet!They want Christmas cookies with sprinkles and milk!!!
I think little spool mouse would like to nibble on some little English cheddar
He is so cute Louise
Cheese Crackers i think!
I think the mice would like STRING cheese and the GRAIN of the fabric! 🙂
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!
Cute, cute! I think a Cotton Spool Mouse would love to nibble on thread ends.
I would love to win your adorable spool mouse!
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.
so cute, you have wonderful ideas, just would love them
Mouse and I would share some sugar toast cut into triangles; made by my dear Aunt Mary Catherine.
Ooh my mummy would adore this, the cheeky little scamp could keep her company in her sewing room and share her cake crumbs xx
That is one of the cutest things I have ever seen. It would look lovely on my sewing table.
Love the mice. I think they would nibble cheese biscuits as a treat.
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
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.
Love the little mice! I so want one!
The best thing for the little mice to nibble on would be “cheese cloth” 🙂
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
Just love these little mice, they are so cute!!!!
Oh—little crunchy applique pins!
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!
Love these – would their favourite nibbles be chocolate buttons?
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)
I think he would love to eat a crisp fall apple!
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!!!
I think the Cotton Spool Mouse would eat felted wool cheese! Hahaha!
I think their fav thing to nibble is the thread from finished projects. Xx
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
I think these gorgeous little mice would eat up all the snippings of threads while I’m stitching…
Why this little mouse would need some thread scraps of course , thanks for the chance at this cute giveaway.
The little mouse likes to nibble on thread. He is too cute.
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!
Lindos os camundongos,obrigada.
Talvês devesse roer um poco de milho cozido
sem sal,é como eu gosto
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!
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
Just the cutest thing ever!! He probably would nibble on some toes if he got the chance!!
Would love to win this little guy, lets see maybe he would nibble on some peppermint candy.
Camembert! Definitely Camembert! Just a smidge on a wee bit of water cracker, washed down with cider. Ahhh.
They nibble on snips of thread, of course!
love the mouse kit and I would feed her peanutbutter and cheese
A cotton mouse would love to nibble a small triangle of cheddar (cloth, that is.)
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!
Nibble on threads and yarns!
Oh wat een leuk muisje. Ik doe graag mee met deze give away
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.
Oh they definitely love to nibble on thread.
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.
I think she’d love to nibble cheese with peanut butter. Do you sell these kits? THEY ARE ADORABLE, THANKS FOR CHANCE TO WIN.
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!
how cute! I think this mouse would love to nibble on pink fondant fancies!! 🙂
We should always be nice to mice!
Why, cotton cheese, of course! 😉
Thank you for the opportunity to win!
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.
I love mice! If I should be lucky to win him, I will name him Pistachio, since that is his favorite food!
Love those little mouse, the y would like a piece of cheese while make me company when I’m sewing!!
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.
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
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
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,
Love them, they are so sweet 🙂 I think, as it’s this time of year, the mice would like to nibble on some cranberry mince pies.
I love mice as long as they aren’t real. This fellow has many dust bunnies to chase and consume!
It’s my experience that cute lil mice love peanut butter chocolate chips.
I think he would love some good homemade Italian bread. Who wouldn’t? Cute little guys, btw!
So cute! My mouse would probably nibble on some crumbs near my sewing machine or some good sharp cheddder! yum!
He would nibble on my favorite gingerbread cookies.
peanut butter! thanks for chance to win 🙂
The mouse will nibble on my grandmother’s cheese cookies!
A tiny morsel of cheese! Thanks for the chance – the mouse is adorable!!
My mouse would nibble on fruitcake, of course.
This little mouse wouldn’t be satisfied to nibble on cheese. She would prefer cheesecake!
Cute mouse! would your little mouse like to nibble some cheese?
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…
Cotton batting or cotton balls! Mr. Mouse has to keep his stuffing fluffy somehow…
I just think they are lovely , you would never lose one.
I would say Cheese. and smile.
Tiny crumbs of oatmeal cookies….
I think they’d like Cheese Doodles to munch on! Thanks for this giveaway. 🙂
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.
They are so very cute. Mine (if I was lucky enough to win) would delight in some Wisconsin cheese.
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
These little mice are just so cute! Love them! I reckon they might like mince pies in this festive season 😉 Carole
I love (and collect) mice. They are adorable! I think Cotton Spool Mouse would love to eat some nice Havarti cheese 🙂
He’s lovely and I bet he would just love a scottish shortbread finger xx
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!
They are so cute and I am sure they would love some gingerbread cookies.
There so cute. Just in time for Christmas. I love to sew by hand. Hope I win. thank you Lindarella
There so sweet. Thank you for this chance to win.
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!
My little mousie would love to eat cake crumbs.
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.
my little would be a country mouse and he would be eating little berries that he finds on the floor of the forest.
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
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!
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 !!!
How cute – I just love it!
He would nibble on all the leftover thread bits
I love your site, I have a National Applique Society that I started here in Virginia Beach VA,,,we just love your Squirrel project!!!
Marshmallows because they are fluffy like the mice!
I think he’d like some chocolate teacakes as I’ve been devouring them today and I’d share with him. 🙂
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.
I think these mousies would share my cheese and crackers crumbs on my sewing table!
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
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.
I’d just like to try my hand and gift one to a friend , I think they look cute 🙂
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!
every mouse likes dutch cheese
Would love a chance to win they are lovely!
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.
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!!
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!!!!)