This little stuffed mouse is made of Liberty fabric Tana Lawn ‘Mabelle’ with a white front in Liberty Tana Lawn ‘white’.
She is based on Frida Kahlo and has a small necklace and earrings as well as lovely coloured roses on her head. This is completed with a lovely red satin shawl.
She has a small butterfly made of the same fabric and backed with an white fabric, on her red and white stripy tail. She is standing on a used (and aged) oil paint tube. In her hands she carries a paint palette and paint brush while at her feet, there is a vintage silver thimble holding her brushes. The whole scene is standing on a treated wooden disc.
She stands 17 to 20cms tall to the tip of her tail and has little whiskers made of fishing line.
This mouse is NOT CE tested and is NOT a toy. It must be kept out of reach of small children and animals.
The oil paint tubes in the background are NOT included.
Whilst every effort has been made to keep the colours as true to the original as possible, they may differ slightly depending on monitors and screens.
©Amanda Barnes – Textile Artist
I live in a world inhabited by mice made of liberty and tweed and I’m going slowly bonkers because of it!
I’m originally from a small town in Wiltshire but during my grown up years I’ve lived in Saudi Arabia & Qatar in the Middle East. I’ve had many jobs over the years from the very under appreciated bar jobs to web developer and all the way up to Account Manager for an online training company. I even worked as a restaurant and food critic in the M.E.
Coming back to the UK has enabled me to faff about with what I love the most, sewing and creating.
I work mainly in Harris Tweed and Velvet but I’ve recently started making my mice in Liberty fabrics. These are a little more dainty than my tweed or velvet.
I try to make each small creature unique even if it’s a design or character I’ve made several times before. I’m adding to my designs all the time, now adding in vintage lace, linen, wooden cotton reels and other small pieces that are unloved and unused, making them loved again.
If you are a fan of Criminal Minds, you might have noticed one of my mice on Penelope Garcia’s desk! It’s even given a close up in the episode ‘The Bunker’ in the latest season!
I love what I do and I hope that you will love what I do too!