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!