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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Eeek!

If you are of a certain age, like me, you will forever associate mice with that weirdy-beardy Canadian Yoffy and Fingerbobs.  (An overly-friendly balding man with special gloves and a magic finger, oh those were the days!).  If you have 3 minutes to lose, here's a bit nostalgia for you...



Anyways... when I saw Amy's tutorial over that The Village Haberdashery yesterday, I knew it wouldn't be long before I succumbed.

So having spent a disproportionate amount of time looking for the perfect scrap, Melody Mouse was born...


Super sweet pattern, easy peasy make; the hardest part was dashing out into the garden to find a pebble in the rain; the resultant rock has meant the pincushion option is probably not wise, and as the girls freaked when I said I was going to put pins in it, an ornamental mouse it is...

"Look into my eyes, please don't stick pins in me, you already shoved a rock up my ..."
I am feeling fine again today, just in case you were worrying; a cooler, quieter night did the trick; and a traditional summer's day today has suited me just fine.

34 comments:

  1. I saw this little guy on instagram and fell immediately in love! Happy you are feeling better.

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  2. Great minds think alike - I've made one of these today too! Though I have stuck the pins in because I'm mean like that!

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  3. I love his ginormous ears!! So cute - not sure I could stick a pin in him, either. Who am I kidding, I am mean...

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  4. okay - we did not get to experience Yoffy, aka, fingerbob {???} in Oregon.
    We must be less evolved than the rest of the world.

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  5. So cute! I loved Fingerbobs!
    R xx

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  6. hahahaha so funny!! I loved Fingerbobs too but now it just all seems creepy!

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  7. I am too old I think! Waaah! Send your girls up to Helen's - she is committing acupuncture on her mouse!

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  8. Oh yes, you're definitely on something, WTF?! And yes, Jack says you stick pins in Melody and he'll stick pins in you... ;o)

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  9. I Loved fingerbobs! Love your little Melody mouse better now though. I've been really tempted to make one too xxx

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  10. Great name and you're right not to stick pins in something so cute! :o)

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  11. Fingerbobs! Blast from the past!

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  12. Super sweet - I love how the viewfinder is centered perfectly on his bum!

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  13. Melody Mouse is uber cute! A great idea for your Quilt Market stall next year! Jxo

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  14. Very cute wee mouse. Di x

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  15. Fingerbobs!!!! Super cute mouse even though I detest the pesky blighters.

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  16. We did not have that guy when I was watching. I like your mouse so much better than the real thing and I am very glad to hear you are fine.

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  17. so cute - the mouse that is :-)

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  18. Very cute!
    Glad you are well today.

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  19. I am going to stick very firmly to admiring Melody Mouse and not contemplating creepy finger man. Glad you are feeling a bit better.

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  20. I am most definitely of a certain age And Canadian too, but Yoffy??!?! Never heard of him. The mousey is adorable, though! I took my gorgeous frame purse to a guild se in tonight and it illicited audible gasps from everyone who saw it. Truly!!!

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  21. thanks for the giggle! Melody is very cute :-D

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  22. Hahaha, shoving up a rock up his @rse, as opposed to a boot, nice work!

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  23. My mum used to make these with squeakers in to sell at school fairs!

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  24. I don't remember Fingerbobs but I do remember Finger Mouse - don't think the man was in that, thank goodness!

    Melody Mouse is very cute but please tell her that acupuncture is all the rage in the mouse community and Ethel loves it...she soon stopped squeaking each time I stuck a pin in her back ;o)

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  25. You did what to the mouse? Cruelty indeed to one so cute!

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  26. Ha too funny. I think I'd blocked out the beardy weirdy until you mentioned him. Your Melody Mouse is tres cute. But no pins in her. The rock up the jacksy was punishment enough ;-)

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  27. hee hee. Maybe you need to find a fugly scrap for the pin cushion version?!

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  28. The weirdy beardy man was Canadian?! Nooooooo!

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  29. I actually read this post yesterday, and am still singing the Fingerbobs tune!

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  30. Nope,no memory of that one, I must be showing my age!! Love the mouse though!

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  31. So so cute. I must make one!

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