Ramblings from an artist and craftsperson; Joan McLemore.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Handmade Brambly Hedge Mice
I happened onto a book about ten years ago with patterns for making these mice. I did not use the recommended felt fabric for the characters. Instead I upcycled a silk tie from the thrift store for the groom's vest. His suit is a light weight herringbone wool upcycled from the thrift store. The "bones" of the mice are made from pipe cleaners and their skin is a faux suede fabric. I used cotton lawn and french lace to dress the Bride. The rest of the bridal party is a bit more "dressed down". It gives a "country mouse" feel to their wedding. The mice were all sewn together by finger stitching. So this is truly a handmade project. I thought I would share their pictures and hope others enjoy them as much as I have.