Friday, December 21, 2012
A Little Mouse House
I try to make a gift for each of my kids for their birthdays. One has a birthday right before Christmas and one right after. I like the idea that they have something special made by their Mama. In the past, I have made little artist sets, bean bags, and a even a waldorf style doll.
About a month ago, my daughter saw this Nursery Versery fabric by Heather Ross and LOVED it. She asked me to make her a round container and went about picking out the perfect fabric for the inside. Julie (my friend and shop owner) and I made lots of suggestions, but she wouldn't have any of it. This is a girl who knows her own mind. : ) After carefully looking all around at all the bolts, she decided she liked this print from Cuzco by Kate Spain.
For her birthday I thought it would be cute to make a pair of little mice to go in her basket. They are a hit! She has already requested two more smaller mice to play with.
FREE Pincushion mouse pattern from Bustle and Sew
Fabric Bucket Tutorial from Ric Rac
Fabric Basket Tutorial from Nana Company
Fabric Storage Bucket Tutorial from Film in the Fridge