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December 24, 2013

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! The Weirdly Popular Mice Ornaments

By Betty Crafter

Hello friends!  It’s your old pal Betty Crafter!  I’m back to share with you a recent vintage crafty project in my favorite mediums – felt and Kitschmas!    You may remember my post last year about some totally adorbs felt mice ornaments from a vintage copy of McCalls Christmas Crafts in Felt.  I continue to get pretty regular requests for copies of this pattern (which I’m happy to share – just contact me!).  Well I followed through on my plan to make one each year until I have the whole set.  This year I decided to make the mouse in a stocking.



Just like last year, the pattern was straightforward and quite enjoyable to make.  In the end, my sweet little rodent peeking out of a Christmas stocking turned out cute as a button, I must say!



A good mate for my little mouse elf, too!



Have you been working away on and Kitschmas crafts?

Update: You can find the pattern in this post!

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22 Responses to This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! The Weirdly Popular Mice Ornaments

  1. Ann Kennedy Reply

    December 24, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Your mice are very sweet! Among my favorite childhood ornaments is a tiny mouse wearing a Santa hat and sleeping in a matchbox. I’ve always thought I would make more, and now you’ve inspired me! Felt was very popular for making Christmas stockings as well as tiny ornaments (mittens, boots, etc.) embellished with ric-rac, sequins, and beads. Such a sweet post–thanks and Merry Christmas!

  2. deb Reply

    December 24, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Adorable! I’d love to make some!

  3. Kristen F Reply

    December 24, 2013 at 11:31 am

    I left a request for patterns on your previous blog entry. I still cannot believe I happened to be looking for these on the same day of your post.

  4. Eartha Kitsch Reply

    December 24, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Aww! They came out perfectly!!

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  6. katie Reply

    July 12, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    I have been looking for this pattern for years! As a child my grandmother had made the mouse in the box for each grandchild. Since then there have been more additions to the family but the pattern was lost. This would make an awesome christmas gift. I would love to have a copy of this pattern if at all possible.

  7. barbara harding Reply

    August 4, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Looking for a pattern for matchbox mouse. Help my granddaughter has fell in love with them

  8. shirley Reply

    September 12, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    I love these! please send the pattern.

  9. Donna Reply

    October 26, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    How can I request a copy of the mouse pattern?

    Thank you.

    – Donna

  10. Eunice Johnston Reply

    December 9, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Are you still providing copies of these patterns? Please send me a copy. Thanks.

  11. Maureen Bateman Reply

    December 20, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Hi There, I am so interested in the little felt mice pattern. I hope it is still available. If so would you tell me how to get that darling pattern.
    Thanks so muchj

  12. Lyn Reply

    December 22, 2014 at 9:44 am

    So love these little mice, is the pattern still available?? If so, would love to make them for my granddaughter. Thank you so much x

  13. Frances Newcombe Reply

    December 23, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    I Am in love with your blog and would love to have the mice pattern and the stocking pattern
    Can I do a trade with you?
    Anyhow I tried emailing you but it bounced back

  14. Frances Newcombe Reply

    December 23, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    ps thank you so so much!!
    Just love this blog.
    it is wonderful

  15. Isabelle Perry Reply

    July 20, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Any chance that this adorable pattern is still available? Would love to make some for my grandchildren and would so appreciate receiving a copy of the pattern. Thank you!

  16. Tracey Reply

    September 30, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Hi I love the Christmas mice ornaments could I have a copy of the pattern if it is still available please, Thanks

  17. becky Reply

    November 19, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Hi, I would also like to request the pattern if you are still gifting it. As a new Grandma I am having a creative revival!

  18. Susana Reply

    November 30, 2015 at 3:10 am

    So cute! I’d love a copy of the pattern if you are willing to share. Thank you!

  19. Heather Reply

    November 8, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    I just found this on Pinterest and I am in love! My grandmother and great grandmother made these for the grandchildren. I still have mine but they are well loved and a bit threadbare. I would love a copy of this pattern if you are still sending them out.

  20. Penny Ludeman Reply

    December 17, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Love this so much. Please send me the pattern. I need to make a few of these before Christmas.

  21. Kristen Reply

    December 21, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Please please please send me a copy of this pattern I would love it!

    • RetroRuth Reply

      December 26, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      Hi Kristen! We published the pattern a few years ago. I updated this post with the link right at the end. Happy crafting!

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