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Sunday, 2 September 2012

Little Timmy Mousie and Titch giveaway winner

The winner for Titch giveaway is.....craftymum. Have sent you an email. Well done!

I expect you are all on the edge of your seats wondering who was in the map box haha.
Well here he is trying to get out, you can just see his ear and little arm. He is a little shy.

Tah Dah.....Here he is, Timmy Mousie (named after the very first white mouse I had when I was about 13yrs)
A little felted mousie. Never done this sort of needlefelting before so I was winging it a bit. His arms are wire pushed through and then wool twirled around with a tiny bit of pink felt at the tips.

                                                    Bottoms Up!

His little tail is just a piece of ordinary felt as are his ears and feet. His eyes are little buttons, have you noticed he has got twitchy whiskers! I did go wrong with his mouth which you can't see (good job really!)

He is nice and soft. My dd nearly nicked off with him as she wants to give him a new home with her! I started on another project and the needle broke as they are a bit fragile, but boy, they are sooooo sharp.....how do I know that!

Here is his little suitcase that he fits neatly into.

 For the template I opened up one of those large matchboxes and traced around that onto an old atlas. (this particular part of the map is part of Scotland) Then folded it and glued the end bits. The straps are from an old 'leather' beanbag with painted buckles etc. (since this photo I have tidied up the white dots a bit more) Cut out some paper for the labels and stained with paint and wrote various countries and popped them on. If you notice one says Peru, well he is friends with Paddington Bear and as Timmy was on world tour, Paddington asked him to drop some marmalade sandwiches off to his relatives in Peru. As Timmy was passing that way he dutifully gave them a suitcase full of them! :0D

And here he is sitting on his suitcase just waiting to tell everybody all his travel adventures!

Just as an aside I made two boxes the same and for some reason they do fit inside each other, which you would think one would need to be slightly smaller. It might be cos it's paper and more flexible.

Somebody did comment they thought there was a compass inside and so I thought, wouldn't that be a cool present for an outdoory sort of person to have a compass with perhaps a magnifying glass or something boy scouty inside a box made from a map.

Here are this weeks linky parties:
iamonly1woman
handmadeharbour
sewmanyways
http://www.flamingotoes.com/
petitehermine.blogspot.
http://www.iheartnaptime.net/
sewchatty
watchoutmartha
thediydreamerlavendergardencottage.
finecraftguild




46 comments:

  1. He's soooo cute! Beautifully done, and I LOVE his little suitcase!

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  2. So, so cute. He has real character.

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  3. He's lovely, such an appealing face :)

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  4. really lifelike--love that little face!! He is looking for cheese you know--better hide it from him.

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  5. He has a real lifelike appearance--love the little heart. He is looking for cheese--his whiskers are twitching!!

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  6. No, it will be chocolate he's after!

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  7. He is so adorable! I love the box too, I noticed the label in the first shot and thought it might be a Paddington until I scrolled down, glad to hear that he's friends with him instead :D

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  8. Love his little whiskers, and still loving the map case!

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  9. So sweet! And I love his hearted bottom.

    Buffie
    http://papercuts4u.blogspot.com/

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  10. Aawww....well worth waiting for...he's adorable....love his bum!

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  11. He's so adorable and if my hubby reads this, then this is the type of Christmas present that would make you very popular *lol.


    Sue

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  12. How DO you do it? Another wonderful idea and so beautifully made.

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  13. so cute thank you hun my little one will love him i will post pictures of them together when he arrives xxxxx

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  14. He is just adorable. I love that he fits in a cute little map suitcase too. Just so gorgeous x

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  15. Gorgeous! I love the heart on his bum LOL.

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  16. CUTE!! Love the suitcase too - if only they made adult sized ones :-)

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  17. How cute is he?! And the story told by the map box is wonderful!

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  18. He is very lovely. I like the box idea too.

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  19. So sweet little Timmy Mousie! The suitcase is more than pretty and lovely.

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  20. soooooooooo cute! you've managed to get the perfect expression on his face and i love the little heart on his bottom! the map case is a fantastic finishing touch :) x

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  21. Timmy and his suit case are adorable!

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  22. That is just the cutest mouse I have ever seen !

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  23. Timmy's a real cutie Penny and I love the map box. I agree that a map box would make a lovely gift presentation for an outdoorsy present - or money, which always seems to go down well with my outdoorsy boys!

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  24. He si so sweet, love the heart on his behind and a good idea with the case.

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  25. He's sooo cuuute!! I've not got round to trying needle felting yet - its on my to do list! Have got the bits, just never enough hrs in the day!

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  26. He's so cute and his face has such character! It's a pretty good first attempt.
    Teresa x

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  27. I love little Timmy and I really love his suitcase - you're a star. Cx

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  28. Aww, so sweet! I love his suitcase! :)

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  29. Total utter cuteness. Love him.

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  30. He's such a cutie, love the heart :o)

    Jan x

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  31. He's really sweet, he reminds me of Stuart Little.
    The suitcase looks great with the map on it.
    Thanks for sharing. Ali x

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  32. Oh my God, he is adorable!! I just love that little heart on his bum, it's the perfect detail :)

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  33. I am in luuuurve with Timmy Mousie! I don't blame your daughter for trying to snaffle him up, I want to reach through the computer screen and grab him! Absolutely gorgeous, well done x

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  34. He's so sweet! And I love that he comes along with his own suitcase and map, just right for taking his new owner on travels with him too x

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  35. He's gorgeous, and i love the little suitcase :)

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  36. Awwwww! He is so cute! I love him!

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  37. Oh my goodness, what an adorable assortment of cuties you have here!

    Thank you for visiting the House on Lavender Hill!

    gena

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  38. He is so cute I am squealing, how darling and clever!

    I love that little guy!

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  39. Oh...Little Timmy is so sweet and I love him twice as much because my youngest son's name is Timothy!
    Smiles,
    Carolynn

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  40. Sooooooo CUTE!!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!!

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  41. Thank you for linking it up at our linky party today at http://www.fineCRAFTguild.com That is a suppeeerrrrr cute little guy!

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  42. He really is adorable. Hugs Mrs A.

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