Sunday, November 3, 2013

Softies for Mirabel

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When I saw this post at homemade@myplace, it reminded me that I wanted to make something for Softies for Mirabel this year!  So here's the little mouse that I'm going to send off to Australia!

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I found the pattern in the December 1988 issue of Crochet World (which at the time was $2.25!! Crazy huh?).

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I did just a few little things different, like using safety eyes instead of the fully crocheted eyes, using a smaller hook for tighter stitches and making the nose black instead of red.

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I took the above photo of the mouse (Elvis, according to the pattern), with the magazine for some idea of scale.  I think he turned out pretty cute!  My only regret was that I didn't have time to also make his buddy Ewing Mouse!

6 comments:

  1. Your mouse will make a kid so happy to receive it!!!!! Thank you for the link to my blog and I'm happy to share this good cause with you Kate!!!!
    xxxxx Ale

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  2. I'm glad you made him a scarf to keep him warm before joining the Australian summer! He looks a little worried about the long journey though. I wonder what the koalas will think of him?!

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  3. How lovely! And how cute he is! :-)
    Carly
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  4. Your mouse is absolutely adorable :)

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