Friday, December 23, 2016

I have new babies...

I took out my box of Christmas 'mousie' bits when I searched for the Christmas cards in the storage area awhile back.
It was a Herculean feat just to get into that storage area believe me.  It is still stacked with all manner of "stuff" we had to move in there to get it out of the way so we could make our renovation mess.   There were rolls of excess carpet, boxes of record albums, boxes of electrical and electronic gear, my massage table, boxes of tiles, golf clubs and carts, the other pop down movie screen and two long blinds from upstairs reno of 3 years ago....acckkkk!! Disaster area of the first order.  In January, I am going to do a major purge... what fun that'll be.  No, really, I'm actually looking forward to throwing out anything and everything related to renovations.  Goodbye and good riddance to it.  I no longer have to save any of it.  Wheeeeeee!!  oooh, sorry, got a bit giddy there for a nano second..  Oh, alright... perhaps maybe one box of tiles in case there is an accident and something needs replacing.  But, there is going to be a lot of stuff piled out by the fence in the New Year.  We love doing that... we have some regular scavengers who stop by to check it all out and in no time at all...it disappears.  Perfect.  I bet some of them have built houses with all we have chucked over the years.  Complete houses.

Back to the mousies.  It appeared that I had cleaned out several walnut shells last year so I had a head start... thank goodness, as we finished this reno so close to the festive season I didn't have much time to tinker around.  Managed to find a few hazelnuts in the box as well, to make into the actual mice... so, lots of drawing eyes and noses and gluing and playing later...I have several new babies to hang on our own tree or to give to various neighbour kids.. I sneak out on Christmas eve and hang them on doorknobs for a laugh.  Only got caught once when somebody decided to drive home at the exact time I left the porch.  Probably I looked like a deer in the headlights.  I was busted there.  And, one dog barked his head off inside a house...but nobody figured out why, so I sprinted down the block before they opened the door.  Whew.

I love them on our tree... and little kids and parents alike think they are so cute... I make a dozen or more every year it seems.

Here is a shot of a portion of my tree...  you can see a few of the little guys on there.... along with origami and all my other fun little things.. it looks like one of those pics you could make a puzzle out of doesn't it?
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Here are the little mousies... all the same and yet...all so different.  Just like little babies in a nursery...hahhahahah.... oh, I'll take that one please, the one with all the lovely black 'sticky up' hair...oh, just a minute there aren't any.  Not since my nephew was born.  Okay then..the one with the little blue flower between the ears please?  She's mine, all mine.






6 comments:

Sue (this n that) said...

A dose of double... no, triple, sweetness for your tree!! :D)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

oooh - I embiggened your tree picture and how I would love to come and see it for real!!! I looked and looked until I found mousies too. As for your mousies - adorable - I especially love the little 'hats' they're sporting. And so much fun for you to hang them around your neighbourhood. I do something similar, but only for one person. There's an older gentleman that lives in our building and his Christmas decorating consists of hanging a stocking on his door. I simply HAVE to put a chocolate bar in there just to give him a little lift. Funny though - he knows it's me, despite my best efforts to be sneaky about it. Merriest of happy Christmas wishes to you and your family!

Mary Ann said...

I love little mice...very cute:)

Twiglet said...

Just wanted to pop by here and wish you happy crafting and a wonderful new year! You meeces are so cute! x Jo

frayed at the edge said...

Good to have you blogging again!!

Dolores said...

They are all awake. None of them are sleeping.
My daughter also makes bacon and eggs from a beer/pop top/lid. She made more this year to give to friends as she is visiting inlaws and friends in California.