Merry belated Christmas, everyone! Sorry for the quietness around these parts lately but the holidays are beating me up, plus I'm battling a nasty little winter cold that doesn't want to quit. I hope you all had a fantastic holiday and are relaxing in front of a warm fire, enjoying the quiet before New Years. Now on to the post! ...
Yes, 1,000,000 mice. That's how many I made for the husband's friend's kids at work. Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating here a little bit. I made exactly 24 but it sure felt like 1,000,000 after working on them all day with my 4 year old helper. I used Martha's template and instructions online and while I loved the colors in the online picture, I chose to use the traditional red and green theme for my mice.
I also used googly eyes and mini black pom pom noses too which the kids loved. Cute, right? Sorry for the less than stellar pictures but the two house shots were taken on my cell phone at 2am after a long day and the beginning of a cold that I'm still trying to shake.
I also managed to put up our Christmas tree that same night with BB's help. She kind of lost interest after we got the ornaments out of the box and preferred to just play with them instead, but that was ok. It was kind of meditative to just wrap the millions of lights around the tree, mantel and fire place. Not bad for last minute work considering the tree and mice were completed 5 days before Christmas! Just a wee bit late I'd say.
FYI: I have a few shop announcements coming up in a few days, plus I'm going to share my new toy from Christmas that I'm in love with an there is going to be a beginning of the year giveaway celebration! So stay tuned and enjoy a nice warm mug of cocoa on these (hopefully) slow days before the New Year.