It’s Chris-Mouse

I know … Chris-Mouse (groan!)  But as Rosie is fond of telling me – the old ones are the best ones – though I’m not sure if she’s referring to her seemingly limitless collection of dreadful cracker jokes or was cheering me up as I added another year to my age on my birthday last week!

My adaptation of an old pattern – the pin cushion mouse – has also proved to be very popular over the years, so much so that earlier this month I decided to offer a pincushion mouse kit as a joining gift when purchasing a 12 month magazine subscription.  (I have just one kit left, so if you’d like to take advantage of this offer then please don’t delay – you can read all about it here).  One of my lovely customers, a lady called Nena from the USA, who received her kit last week, emailed me to let me know she was going to make her mouse with her granddaughter and planned to add antlers and holly to create a Christmas version.   I thought that was such an amazing idea I’d make my own Chris-Mouse pincushion and share it with you here ….

Mine features the addition of a pair of very fine antlers and a large round red nose.  Rosie took the picture above (after she’d snaffled Chris-Mouse and taken him home with her!), but before she whisked him away I took a shot from a different angle so you can see a little better how his antlers are simply stitched to the back of his head.  I’m afraid my photography skills aren’t as good as hers though ….

If you’d like to make your own Christmas pincushion mouse, then you can download the pattern (complete with template for antlers) below.  Mine took less than an hour to assemble, so he’d be a great last minute creation or a project to make with children.  And once again, thank you so much Nena for an amazing idea!



Chris-Mouse is so sweet! I could see a these as cute ornaments on the tree or as an advent calendar of sorts “)
Thank you for sharing the pattern, Helen.
Merry Christmas to you and yours! All the best in 2015!!


Happy Birthday, Helen! Remember, age is just a number and every birthday is a blessing! Enjoy!!


Thanks so much! I love the pattern for the sweet little Chris-Mouse! I hope you have wonderful holidays and make lots of special memories….Holly Hugs to Ben & Daisy!
XXX Linda
PS… Happy belated birthday!


Oh Helen thank you for Chris-mouse, he/she is adorable. I wish I still had blankets, most of ours ended up as doggy beds when we went over to duvets.
A belated happy birthday 🙂
Lovely seeing all the dogs enjoying a paddle 😀


I made the pin cushion mouse today, though I did use my sewing machine to do it. I hate to hand sew anything I don’t have to, although I do love to cross stitch! The mouse is adorable and sew easy! I had him done in an hour 🙂 Thank you so much for the pattern!


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