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Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Very Merry Unbirthday to YOU!

Hi Y'all, 

Yesterday they announced that there is a spring challenge for SVG cuts. OK to be honest, I had thought I am really to busy and just can't enter this time even though I had already gotten an idea and was in my mind working on it.I  still I had to start working on stuff for the sock hop at church. Then as things do, I had even more added to my plate Mind you I am not complaining but I was thinking well I have a tenancy to take on to much and I do get overwhelmed so maybe not this time.. Well again I guess God had other plans.  I looked over and there was that Egg I started for my daughter that I wasn't happy with and it kinda went from there. So the result was this Alice in wonderland inspired dormouse. Funny thing is as I was making it all I am singing a very merry unbirthday to myself.  So as promised here are the instructions for the tea pot and mouse..

First I started with the Egg from the Poplar Street Tulips kit which is done in the original size, then I made the lid Lid is cut at w 8.00 H 6.129 assemble but leave sides open at the bottom as you will cut up to the first score line across the lid to fold pieces up and make a bottom. Accents are done a w8.00 H 2.712 I ended up cutting off about 1 1/4 in to have them fit. the lid from the Pick a Pumpkin is the bottom of the teapot and is made as it imports. the spout for the teapot is the stem from Pick a pumpkin Kit and is cut at W6.00 H 3.899 you will have a slight  over piece on the end when you glue it just trim it off.I cut a strip of paper for the handle and adjusted it according to my liking. I did cut a v shape so it would look like the one on teapots. The knob on top is a round white button.
The mouse is from the Hippity Hoppity kit and is the carrot also done in the size it imports. the ears are raindrops from the shapes menu. The outside of the ear is W2.040 H 1.883 inside is W1.790 H 1.653. The inside and outside a glued together pinched at the end and then glued into one of the sides of the top of the carrot so you need to leave those open to insert the ears. I used glossy accents to glue on the soft wire for the whiskers and the pink pear for the nose then added the black pearls for the eyes. I also tied a black ribbon around the neck. The Mouse is hot glued in I bent the tip flat a bit and then the lid is also hot glued. I was worried about him falling so I added some paper inside the teapot to stabilize him. I of course added butterflies for the whimsical effect and there ya have it a dormouse!
 If you love to sing silly songs while you create then I advise you to take a mouse trip over to SVG cuts and have a look, You will be amazed as I am! Here is the link just give it a click and start creating and be sure and post your stuff we love to see what you have made. Thanks For Visiting and Happy Crafting! Blessings, Sharalyn
Kits Used:
Poplar Street Tulips SVG Kit
Pick A Pumpkin SVG Kit
Hippity Hoppity SVG Kit
Supplies used:
American Craft Card Stock: Pool, Chocolate, Lavender, Lipstick
K& Company Sparkly Sweet Collection
Black Pearls
Hero Arts Heart shaped pearl
Black Ribbon
Butterfly punches
Note: I made this using my Circut. So cutting Butterflies was not an option as the Circut cannot cut in circles well. I have since replaced it with a Silhouette Cameo and you could purchase the Breezy Meadow Butterflies SVG Collection


  1. I LOVE this project! It's so creative, so original and so adorable! You did an excellent job with it! Good luck on the challenge! :) I'm so impressed and happy that you took the time to work on it!

  2. Sharalyn, this is amazing! So creative. I was wondering how you made the mouse. I would not have guessed it, but as soon as I read it was the carrot, I saw it! You hit this one out of the ballpark!!!

  3. Wow, Sharalyn this is so inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

  4. I just love your little mouse in the teapot! One of my favorite projects, so creative and cute!

  5. Love it, you did an awesome job! He is a cutie!!