I've had a little girl present to make this past week, and after a bit of thought decided to make another Mouse Picnic. I've had a thrifted miniature picnic hamper sitting in a cupboard for quite a while, and a separate thrifted bundle of tiny cups, saucers etc too, all waiting for the right occasion. Perfect time to empty a little out of my cupboards rather than the more usual reverse process. So I was all set and just had to provide a mini picnic mat and the mice...
It is really a lot more 'square' than it looks in this photo, I promise! It's just that there's some very long, uneven grass underneath!
Then I did think it would be a great idea to try and quilt a sunshine on one side and a cloud with rain coming down on the other. But it really didn't work as I'd imagined it in my head! My 'sun' turned out very weird, and the whole thing is just far too much on top of each other, you can see the failed attempt more clearly on the back.
|Ditto with the long grass!|
And lastly I did actually start off making a completely different mini picnic mat and mice!
But I didn't consider the tea set in question when I was making it, and when it was finished and I put the really bright cups etc with them, it all looked terrible! And these mice are very particular mice who really don't like clashing tea sets! So now they're suffering for their pickiness and are a little sad that they have been put back in said cupboard, and are waiting until I find another tea set for them...
And another little girl of course!