15.11.13

Mice and more mice!


They are everywhere! I was commissioned to make a copy of Mrs Mouse, from my book 'Mrs Mouse's Cupcakes'. I made the first one about four years ago and it was intriguing to see how the second one was so much better than the first. Can you tell which is the old one and which the new? I will put the answer at the end of this post.


And now for the gentlemen. Another pattern, this time for 'Crafty Magazine', of the Town Mouse and the Country Mouse. Or Hugo and Joe, as they are now known.

It was a bit of a challenge to come up with a simple pattern, incorporating several elements and two similar but slightly varied designs to fit into a reasonable amount of steps, but challenges are goods and after some pencil chewing and hair pulling, I think I managed it.




There are a limited amount of 'Crafty' to buy from their site here. Or, for digital users, you can buy the download here. Otherwise, it will be in most WHSmiths, supermarket sections or good newsagents. Have fun! 

(The new Mrs Mouse is on the left hand side of the picture).


12 comments:

by Gill said...

all your animals are amazing Gretel, how great to design for magazines too. Have a great weekend

Gill x

Twiglet said...

I think I need to check out Crafty mag. Your new little friends are delightful. x Jo

Mia said...

The most adorable mice I have seen in a long time! Simply gorgeous.

Lin said...

They are DREAMY! How long does it take for you to make one of those mice? There is so much detail!

Frances said...

Each of your mice is a total charmer, Gretel. Great to see Hugo and Joe as Crafty cover boys. (That's make me laugh...the expression crafty cover boys!)

What I love about all your creations is that they have distinct personalities...yet all are clearly, to my eye, the work of one very talented lady. You've got such a style!

xo

genie said...

Hi, Gretel...My name is Genei and I found your blog from Winkel’s Crazy Ideas. I love your work so am your newest follower. Somehow Blogger dumped my entire blog roll, so am having to start over from scratch. I look forward to visiting you lots in the future and looking at all of your beautiful felting and other workls. genie @
buttonsforbaga.blogspot.com

BumbleVee said...

Whew....thank goodness they are just felty mice... ya had me worried for a bit there ...not that I'm afraid of mice ..but, for you in the cottage....

marita said...

Amazing! Adorable and amazing!! Greetings from Italy

Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

Charm with frosting on top.....only way I can describe your work!
Kari

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Loving Hugo and Joe! The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse was a particular favourite of my children so I have a great fondness for that story :)

Kim @ Him, Him Me said...

They are wonderful Gretel.

mockingbirdsatmidnight.com said...

I got it! It was hard to figure out, as both Mrs. are beautiful and perfectly finished, but the one on the left was just a bit more perfect. Love your work, as usual.
Maggie in California