Last week I was making teeny playing cards, and building playing card castles for a little story line on my Instagram feed.
I put out the question “what next….?” and got a couple of good replies, one was dominoes – definately an easy game to make at 1/12th scale and I will be making that game, but another was “what about a hankerchief mouse…..?”
I looked this up on the trusty internet and there, as it seems there always are, were video clips of how to make a mouse from a hankerchief.
It was my sister Sally who had suggested it and she told me that when she was staying at our grandmother’s house one time she had forgotten her teddy.
Apparently I, always a sickly child, had been taken into hospital, she remembers our father dropping her off in a hurry and teddy had been forgotten.
So, my grandmother found a gentlemans hankerchief and created a white mouse for my sister to cuddle.
Sally confessed that she forgot teddy on purpose occasionally afterwards, so she would be made another hankerchief mouse by our lovely grandmother.
I haven’t made the one at dollshouse scale yet but here’s my effort at making one with a hankerchief. I’ll add the link so you can try it too!
Firstly, lay down the hankerchief on a flat service and fold it diagonally.
Then fold in the points – overlapping as shown.
Now start rolling it up, nice and tightly…
Next fold over the rolled up sausage,
over- lap the ends
Now keep rolling it round and around until you can poke your thumb through…
Now you can tease out the ends, one will be left – just give it a twist and the other tied to form the mouse ears and head… if your clever you make the mouse run up your arm!
Watch the clip here…
Thanks for reading, I’m off the to spend the day drawing and sewing, will share next week,