Thursday, 13 February 2014

Mouse in the House

Good morning you lovely peeps and I hope you are well today.

Now, I am really hoping you will join us for something totally different at


We do try to encourage you to think "out of the box" and our theme this fortnight is certainly going to do that!! We would like you to create something using an object as your inspiration, that is something you can see and touch.

My eldest son and his Girlfriend were trawling through old photograph albums and scrapbooks (laughing regularly at Martin and I in the 80's!!) a while ago and came across this picture...


...it's me on my 1st Birthday and the dress I am wearing was hand knitted by my Grandma. Knitting has passed down the generations and my Mum is also an extraordinarily talented knitter. Me?...well, not so much but I can hold a pair of needles and do a mean stocking stitch. So this is what I made...


It was two fold inspiration really as Kim (Tillys Crafts) blogged a fabulous knitted rabbit a couple of weeks ago and I just had to go visit the source of her pattern (Mary Jane's Tearoom) and came away with the pattern for Fifi!!

PLEASE pop over and have a look at the fantastic array of inspirational goodies that my team mates have produced and get your thinking caps on!!

Have a lovely day and see you soon xx

23 comments:

brenda said...

This brought a smile Sarah, classic fashion of the mid 90's, I have a photo just the same. Lovely knitted bunny, I never could get the hang of knitting yet my Mum like yours does beautiful work.

B x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love unusual challenges and your inspiration and make are both so cute. Will be playing along x

Janice said...

A super old photo and some fabulous knitting. Thats a very cute mouse. I'm not the best of knitters, I can do it, but slowly, so set me a challenge now & I'll complete in 6 months! Jx

Squirrel x said...

Oh she is just gorgeous hun - is there no end to your talents? I can knit and pearl, but only if someone casts on for me, and as for shaping, forget it, lol. Loving this cute little mouse, she is adorably perfect. Hugs xx

Debs said...

Oh WOW Sarah this is just toooooo cute (and so is that fabulous piccie of you)
Hope you are staying safe and dry.
Debs xx

Sammy said...

Wow Sarah, that's fab! I'm not a knitter at all. I knitted my dad a scarf when I was little, and it started off normal size at one end, and ended up very narrow at the other... I may have dropped a stitch or two! lol. But I love this. She's so adorable! x

Jane Savage said...

Awwwww, Sarah, look at you! What a sweetie! I have a very similar picture of myself at 18 months in a dress knitted for me by my aunt! At 83 she is still an amazing knitter, specialising in toys! I see that you could give her a serious run for her money. Fifi (great name) is fab! Love the little bows on her head and shoes. xx

Sue said...

Awww first of all, such an adorable photo!
Your knitted mouse is adorable. I love knitting and really enjoyed making toys for the children when they were younger. Thank you for the inspiration.
Sue xx

Michelle said...

aaawww Sarah how adorable were you as a baby? you are talented as a knitter because your cuddly toy is fan. I can't knit anything like that, just a scarf lol. well done Michelle x

Sue said...

Omggg how cute are you on that photo!!! and then the mouse oh wow Sarah it's gorgeous, I haven't done any knitting for years, shame on me lots of huggles hope the weather is better where you are ...Sue xx

susiestacey said...

Awwww you look a right little sweetie. Love the knitted mouse. I drop out in goosebumps thinking you had one running around the house lol. Take care x Susan x

Lisa xx said...

Aaaaww look at your wee mousie, that is soon cute! I never got the hang of knitting, so admire anyone that can. The photo deserves a little mention too......you were a cutie pie even then!!!!!!

Laine said...

So cute Sarah. A fabulous crafting creation. Such a sweet mouse.
Laine
xx

Alisonscraftybitzandbobs.blogspot.com said...

Awww gorgeous photo of you so cute and that knitted mouse is stunning, we often used to have mice running around the house when Tilly used to bring them in and drop them still live at our feet as a present lol. Love Alison xx

Annette said...

Such a lovely photo of you. Love your rabbit too.
xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
what a fab pic of you as a child, and that knitted mouse is superb. I would say the knitting gene was truly handed down to you.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Mojca said...

Ohhhh Sarah I lovey your project and you look so cute in your little baby outfit. hugs! MOjca

Karon said...

So adorable - love it. Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Valentines Day.

Debbie Fisher said...

Morning Sarah awwww so adorable...You & the little mouse :) Have a great day xxx

Wishcraft said...

Oh that's so CUTE Sarah, love it :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Sarah said...

Hi Sarah - another one who loves the adorable little mouse!!! Normally I would run a mile from a mouse type creature (I have a really serious phobia with rodents - could tell you some stories!!) but this one I could quite happily cope with! ;-)

Fab picture of you as well - can't imagine what my Emily is going to say when she sees pictures of me from when I was young - growing up in the 70s/80s was not exactly the height of fashionable times!!

Sarah

Patricia said...

What an adorable photo.
Your knitted mouse is beautiful, I love it

Patricia xx

Samantha said...

Oh aren't you clever LOVE this cute make!! hugs me x