There was a fire at my local church in Egloskerry a few months ago and, although not massive, it caused extensive damage to the interior. To celebrate the recent re-opening, church wardens Pam and Denise organised a Church Mouse Festival encouraging local people to make as many craft mice as possible. My patchwork friends and I made "Mouse in a Cup" mats amongst other things.
These were made by tracing the design on the fabric back, then with the mouse fabric on the front we sewed around the mouse shape with straight stitch. Then we cut away the excess fabric and sewed the raw edges with zigzag, this time sewing from the front.
This is a link to detailed instructions and the pattern as a one page printer-friendly PDF.
Mouse in a Cup
It was a lovely festival and these are some of the cute mice on display:
Pam's Harvest Mice
and her mouse in a teapot
Dawn's Choirmaster and Choir
Rebecca's cute boy and girl mice
I'm not sure who made these lovely carol singers
and this sweet pair are by the vicar and his wife - Geoffrey and Rosemary
I only regret that I didn't realise until too late that I hadn't taken photos of Denise's human-size Vicar mouse in the pulpit and her wedding couple - you'd have loved to have seen them, too!
So much talent in one small village!
Happy crafting - Anita x
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