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Friday, November 30

Not a Creature Was Stirring...(Shh, Giveaway!)

Want a peek at one of Lucy's stocking stuffers? As one of Santa's "elves", I found this darling idea on Pinterest and knew I had to make one for Lucy. And if I was making one, why not three??

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Do you see that tiny little mouse, all snug in her little tin? I free-handed the design from the Pinterest inspiration, and had so much fun sifting through my scrap fabric to make little pillows, quilts, etc.

And then cutting and hand-sewing the eensy-bitsy teddy bear. So tiny!!

Emily's Little World: altoid tin mouse DIY

I ended up making a velcro strap to fasten around the whole project because the mouse and bear kept wanting to pop out of the the little tin... And though the strap was devised out of necessity, once I added some hand-rolled rosettes and such, it became the cutest way to finish the whole thing off.

Emily's Little World: altoid tin mouse DIY
 
And then, of course, I made three total. The red polka-dot one is getting tucked into Lucy's stocking Christmas Eve. The pink-accented one is a gift for a little friend of Noah's for her birthday. And that grey polka-dot one featured above?

Emily's Little World: altoid tin mouse DIY 
Well, that one can be for you. It was high time I did a blog giveaway anyway, and these were so fun to make... So I crafted that third one just for my blog.

To win that cute little mouse with her teddy bear, all you have to do is leave a comment to be entered in a drawing. If you want two entries, link this post on Facebook and mention it there. If you want three entries, PIN this post on Pinterest. Mention it in your comment here so I can check it out, and you'll get one entry per each of those three avenues. Next week, on Monday afternoon, I'll put all the entries in a pile and draw a name and that lucky entrant will get this sent right away to her house... perhaps for herself, perhaps for a little one in the household.... I'll let YOU decide!

Meanwhile.... One more shot: for the birthday gift mouse, since it's for a cute little girl, I took the project one teensy step further.... and made her a wardrobe: 

Emily's Little World: altoid tin mouse DIY 
Little skirts!! I die, I die!! So cute!! I thought about making clothing for Lucy's mouse... but Lucy is 19 months old. She is not at that point in her life yet where little details like that matter. In fact, I predict after the first opening of her tin, she'll ditch the innards and just carry around the tin all day, opening and closing it. Little mouse and bear left in the wrapping paper pile. Ah well. I did this more for my own satisfaction than for her. Right? Ha!

So....

Enter to win! I want that third mouse with her grey quilt to get to her new home next week. 

And I want to thank you guys for sticking with me through this sparse-posting autumn.... I'm around. Just so busy, so pregnant, and so bad at holding myself to expectations for each post that I should probably let go of for now.... But anyway. That's all blah blah for another day. My little goal for the weekend is to get back here to post just a randomness post with the usual mind-blurts and a few accompanying photos.... Because life IS still going on here. I've just not been able to sit still enough to share it. 

Okay. Go leave comments. That's the point of this entry anyway!! Contest time!!

xoxo.

46 comments:

  1. Seriously?! How have you had time for this?! They're adorable!

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  2. Ha, Mel! It was actually pretty quick... The most time-consuming part was cutting out that darn bear. Even the hand-stitching went pretty fast because it is SO small. I did while watching a movie with Joe and a movie with my sister.

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  3. you are AMAZING!!! I so want this to go in Livvie's stocking, so so so much, it's adorable. Off to share and pin. haha :)
    And if I don't win I'm going to have to find a way to make this, seriously, so cute.

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  4. Do I need to post a comment for each extra thing or will it suffice that I have now shared, and pinned, for optimum winning chances? haha

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  5. oh my goodness, I totally have this pinned as well! Of course, the chances that it'll actually make it from pin to my sewing machine (or hands) are slim so here I am, entering to win on your blog! I love LOVE your little versions of it. So sweet! I'm sure any of my 3 girls will agree, and if I do win, I'm guessing that Claira and my own Lucy may start WWIII over it. It suits them each so well. Look out! Anyway, thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Sorry for the double comment, but I'm back to say that I shared this on facebook and pinned it ;)

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  7. I'm facebooking, I'm pinning and I'm dying over the adorable accessories! The skirt? AAACK. Adorable. Love Love Love!

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  8. Umm, Dacia so needs this! If I can figure out how to pin something I will pin this too :)

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  9. I want it for Sophie but I know Eva would love it and use it so much more! Going to Facebook it and pin it!

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  10. Incredibly awesome. Either I win it or you have inspired me to make it. Maybe it will help Allie feel brave and STAY IN BED. :)

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  11. Oh, Anna--- cute thought! I would love it if it inspired your kiddo to like her bed more....

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  12. Adorable! Lilah would die. She's obsessed with anything tiny. :)

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  13. Okay, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. Nice job, looks like so much fun, I know my Saoirse would love as well!

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  14. These are so cute Emily. I pinned this as well. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. So great! Perfect for a certain someone. I'd love to win!

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  16. Love this! I have a couple of friends/co-workers who's kids would just LOVE to have it! So, I Facebook-shared it and pinned it as well. You are such an amazing crafter, Em!

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  17. You constantly inspire me! These are so adorable. Dare I try again to befriend my own sewing machine???

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  18. Love this idea! Awesome contest! If I don't win this, I'm going to break out the sewing machine and give it a go. :) FYI my friend Dawn Richling turned me onto your blog. Fun reads.

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  19. I want!!!!! Too cute!!!!

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  20. I want!!!!! Too cute!!!!

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  21. I really may die from the absolute cuteness of those. Really. Like I want to go out and make like 10,000 of them right this minute.

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  22. These are so cute! My 2 year old is all about mice these days due to Kipper. Love it!

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  23. So cute! You did such a great job.

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  24. Hi there! I'm coming out of my little mouse hole and admitting myself as a lurker of your blog! I LOVE THAT LITTLE MOUSE! Fingers (and tail) crossed :)

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  25. I love how you find awesome ideas and actually DO THEM. this is super cute!

    I pinned it and put it on fb!

    :)

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  26. Oh. my. gosh.

    I totally rediscovered your blog after all my favorites got wiped out months ago, and I rediscovered it on a GIVEAWAY DAY? Today is my lucky day.

    ALSO, pinned it here: http://pinterest.com/pin/253116441528850606/

    I have a two year old girl who would just LOVE this so if I don't win, I may have to craft one of my own. Thanks for sharing!!

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  27. And because I really, really want to increase my chances...I pinned the three little mice here:

    http://pinterest.com/pin/143481938100029257/

    And posted it to Facebook!

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  28. SOOO CUTE!!!! Well done, girl! I have become a major blog reading slacker (and especially a blog commenting slacker), but these are so cute!!! Jade will love if we win. :)

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  29. Sharing on FB via my personal timeline and my blog. You are so freaking talented!

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  30. Pinning! :) xoxoxo

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  31. My daughter would absolutely love this! So adorable!!! Thanks for the chance :)

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  32. I shared on Pinterest. http://pinterest.com/pin/220183869253534392/

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  33. Shared on Facebook too!
    https://www.facebook.com/asimplyklassichome

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  34. When we become friends in real life I'm gonna make you touch pinkies with me in the hopes that a little bit of your creativity will transfer over! So so adorable - and I happen to know a great family with a little girl on the way that this would make a great present for!!

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  35. Oh, Em, these are perfect. Love. Simply love.

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  36. This are adorable...and fun!!! Sure to spark the imagination of wonderful little girl...

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  37. I'm blinded by the cuteness of it all.

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  38. so stinkin cute!! i saw that little mouse on pinterest long ago and thought it was adorable then! your version is adorable! great job emily! i wish i had your crafting skill and drive to do little projects!

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  39. As always, I'm so in love with your creation! Alexis and Charlotte would have so much fun with this cuteness! I also am posting on Facebook. ;)

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  40. Oh, that is the sweetest thing EVER!! Love it!!

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  41. I love the little mouse tins. I so enjoy making things for my grandchildren, but your creativity is just amazing. Inspiration!

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  42. I neeeeeed this! Erm, I mean, Rory needs this. Seriously though. NEED IT. Pinned it too, so gimme 2 entries! Muah!

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  43. What a lucky birthday girl!! Your creativity is pure genius! Cutest little treasure ever!

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  44. So adorable! My daughter would love this.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  45. OMGosh! I die! That has been pinned to my daughters pinterest board for months but I have no idea how to sew...at...all. So I just marvel at it. You are fantastic. And please pick me :)

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  46. I pinned this so my mom will see - she loves teensy - tinsy things, particularly if they involve a mouse. Go figure. :) It is adorable!

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