Monday, 30 June 2014

Joy in June - Three Blind Mice

OK, there are not three blind mice as in the rhyme but are in fact five! This mouse making is quite addictive and difficult to stop once started.  I have made them with tea stained calico, given them felt ears and stuffed them with a fibrefil and Valerian herb.  They make the most wonderful cat toys.

I had bought the Valerian to go into the sleep pillows I was making but discovered that the herb has quite a pungent smell that can only be described as stinky!  I am so glad that I didn't put it in the pillows!!!  Anyway, cats find the herb as addictive as cat mint and it acts as a stimulant for sluggish cats.

I tested one of the mice on Gizmo.  Thanks goodness they don't have eyes.

10 comments:

Marigold Jam said...

Lovely! No cats here now though so won't be copying!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Well whats a couple of mice between friends!! ;)
So glad Gizmo liked testing them out better than chasing the real thing!
V x

KC'sCourt! said...

They look great are they all for Gizmo?
Julie xxxx

Judy Hartman said...

So sweet, and what a lucky cat Gizmo is!!!

Lyn said...

Lucky Gizmo!
they do look good Simone, and I like how simple they are.
xxx

Karen L R said...

Oh, these are such fun! You've inspired me to make a few for our Henry. Thanks, Simone!

Ethel Johnson said...

Dearest mice,
I wish you well
But I must say
You really smell!

xx

Helen Philipps said...

I love these little mice, Simone! And I bet Gizmo would love to have them all! Happy July....hope it is full of joy too.
Helen xox

Lisa said...

I'm so glad Gizmo wa able to benefit from the herbs so they got used up in a productive way.
Lisa x

Anne Butera said...

I love these! I've got a sewing project in the works and I might just need to make a few of these, too!