Although this has been a most peculiar year for everyone, here we are, at Christmas once again, and we’ve managed to get through it all! I don’t know about you, but I have found my stitching to be a great help through all the unsettling times during this last few months. It’s just really relaxing to be able to do some stitching every day, when everything else is going crazy!
Thank you to all of you who have been following my blog during the year – I do love writing it, and of course doing all the stitching 🙂
Have a great Christmas, however you celebrate it.
I’m ready to make up these three little gingerbread mice figures from Just Nan now- Santa mouse, Jingle mouse and Angel mouse.
These are the three stitched designs, cut out with a half inch seam allowance around each one.
The side seam is stitched up, and then the seam allowance around the base is turned under.
The body is stuffed with some wadding, and then gathered around the base to close it up. The metal button is then slip-stitched onto the base to weight it and provide a stable area so that the mouse stands up. You put the curved metal ‘tail’ into position just before completing the slip-stitching of the button into place.
Here is the first completed mouse, Santa mouse, with his little hat on, and bag of goodies. Isn’t he lovely?
This is what he looks like from the back.
And here’s all three of them completed. They each stand about two inches high – they are tiny!
This is what I made them for – to ‘populate’ my gingerbread village of Victoria Sampler buildings:
Aren’t they sweet?