Have you ever wondered what a mouse with rabbit ears would look like?
Come on! You know that you want to know!
I can help you!
I have seen - AND photographed - the very rare and hardly ever seen rabbit-mouse!
But no laughing!!!
Or you might scare it away!
Or hurt its feelings.
Or my feelings for that matter ....
So you are wondering how it comes that I get to see such a rare creature???
Really wanna know?
Well, get ready for some really stupid creativeness ... on my part ...
So it all started with this
|Photo from Bustle and Sew|
It is CUTE!!!
So yesterday we had such a nice sunshiny afternoon that I thought it would be stupid to spend it inside the flat behind the sewing machine.
Still I felt kinda like DOING something ... with my hands ... so I thought I might handsew a cute little mouse.
I even had some scraps from cut up fleece sweaters from the kids lying around ... perfect!
While I cut out the pattern I got this
STUPID weird strange tempting idea.
What if I could make a bunny instead of a mouse?
I just had spent the morning thinking about Easter presents for the kids. That might explain SOME of the weirdness of the idea. Not all. I know. Guess it is just me.
So instead of following the pattern I started drafting some rabbit ears ... and cutting them out ...
I cut out the fabric pieces and spent a nice relaxing afternoon in the yard handsewing my softie-pincushion-thingy.
Everything was nice and peaceful.
Until I added the ears to the
That was when I realized changing the ears to rabbit ears will NOT make a rabbit.
It will make a mouse with rabbit ears! :-/
Yes, I know. You probably would have figured that right from the beginning ...
Well, apparently I did not.
I was bummed. I did not know what to do.
I tried to make the face of the
mouse rabbit a bit less pointy ... but it still did not look like a rabbit.
I was thinking about undoing the ears ... making them into mouse ears.
But somehow I could not do it. Do not know why.
So instead I finished up the ridiculous looking rabbit.
And that is how it happened that I got to photograph the rare rabbit-mouse. :-)
Well, I guess not all projects turn out well. And it was my own stupid fault.
To be honest - I feel kinda attached to the rabbit-mouse.
It kinda looks like it needs an extra-portion of love.
And the funny thing:
Little man - who instantly stole it away -
He LOVES EVERYTHING soft and cuddly! Seriously! He stole a tiny pillow I was making before I could even close the hole from turning!
recognized it as a RABBIT!
He looked at it and scrunched up his nose and made a sniffing noise. Which is his "word" for rabbit!
Yeah, he is not too talkative yet! ;-)
Okay, then again he has just passed the stage where every four-legged animal is a dog.
Now there are cats in his world, too.
So MAYBE - just maybe - it could be that pretty much EVERYthing with long ears to him is a rabbit. But I chose not to think about that too much ...
So I guess we are just gonna have a rabbit-mouse living with us from now on.
But the next one will be a mouse! Just a mouse!
So, have you messed up any crafting projects lately? ;-)
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