MEET CLAIRE PHILLY
Yes a mouse! I make mice or little cheese theives as they are known. I designed the pattern for them at a fair where I was bored ......less. In half an hour I was sewing Stilton who was to be my Stepdaughter Abby's birthday present and my first little mouse with a belled tail. She's mad on cheese which is why she got a mouse...we also knew that by belling the mouse we'd be belling her too, she'd carry it around and when she went to the fridge on a raid, well we'd hear her. Funny thing though, we always found Stilton and never his owner...hmmmm perhaps they really do have a life of their own!
Stilton was followed by Cheddar George and Roquefort. They were all boys, Claire Philly is the first girlie mouse I've done and I went all out feminine for her, altering the pattern and placements of everything. She made sure she was wearing plenty of pink ribbon in her ears and on her tail. That tail is wired...that tail is the reason my bearmaking came to a halt for a while, I had severe pins and needles in my thumb for a week after turning and completing that tail!
Hope you like her.