there's a mouse in the house!
or two, or three, or four even...
trying my hand at something new and having fun
i've never painted on muslin before
have no idea how you're supposed to do it
but i took a notion and gave it a whirl and am thrilled with the results
these little guys were meant to be coffee stained
but i didn't think i wanted coffee-smelling mice
and after mulling it over for a day or two, and being determined not to go out and buy felt or anything,
i decided i would try painting the muslin
and i'm happy to report i have only one poor "guinea-pig" carcass on my worktable
poor little gaffer, sacrificed himself for the greater good
(maybe someday i'll make him into a dark brown mouse...)
the funniest part was how i found my self chattering away to them as we went
even arguing a bit now and then about who got to wear what and why
and why so-and-so was always getting dressed first and this one was always last
and who got first pick of the buttons
and was i positively certain there would be a fabulous scarf to go with that shirt?!
and what made me think that black pants, a green shirt and a yellow scarf matched? certainly not with red mittens!
and this shirt is yicky because the trees on the sleeves are upside down...upside down, you know!
"i hate liney pants!"
"jingly bells make my ears hurt..."
yep, i heard it all
but they are oh so cute and now that they're all dressed and almost ready to go i've already forgotten all the complaining
almost ready.... except for one tiny detail... but i don't have it in me to fight this fight with them
they need names
and as i can hear the cacophony about to begin, perhaps you have a suggestion or two?