I recently discovered “Hobby Lobby” aka. “heaven-on-earth” when I was in Florida. (they don’t have the Hobby Lobby chain in Ontario, Canada as far as I know.) I fell in love with the “Mayberry St.”miniature products and purchased this little teddy bear. I wasn’t sure how I’d use the little bear but once I put him in the arms of this little mouse, it was meant to be. The bow even matched!
I purchased the mouse pattern from sewsillylily on Etsy. I used a 3.5mm hook and 8mm safety eyes. I put pipe cleaners in the arms and legs before attaching them to the body. Instead of stitching on the legs like the pattern says, I crocheted them on as I was completing the 4th round. (See my post called “Valentine’s Day Dog” for more details about that – it’s a simple technique that saves time and looks seamless!)
I really had no plan in mind for the nose. I tied a few knots and then stabbed it into a tiny ball shape. It worked out well.
I decided to pull one of the pink yarn ends through the project in a way that made a tiny mouse-like line under the nose.
The pipe cleaners in the arms worked well to help him hold the teddy tight.