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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Give Thanks, Winnie!

Hey Y'all!
My new project here was inspired by Leo and Mary Kowal's Cat Winnie. You see every year about this time Leo and Mary take a vacation to Wisconsin and see the fall colors. This year was Winnie's first vacation ever! She found a mouse in the place they are staying and was hunting this mouse all day and all night. Leo shared this with us on the SVG Cut page which I found quite amusing. Thinking about fall,Thanksgiving, which is my favorite family gathering and Winnie's recent adventures I present to you this pilgrim  mouse. He is reminding us all to Give Thanks.

Cut and glue the apple together from Miss Baker's Classroom . Size all the pieces at once using the bottom of the apple's size as your guide. W. 5.538 x 5.503 H. I inked the edges of the accents for the apple with Vintage Paper ink from Tim Holtz. 

The mouse is made using the Strawberry from Sweets For My Sweet SVG Kit. Cut the strawberry bottom at 2.731 H x 2.565 W. If you bring all the pieces onto your mat and then size the whole thing down at once your bottom should be the size stated above. This will insure all your pieces will fit and you don't have to re- cut pieces. The accents were embossed with Forest branches emboss folder by Cuttlebug. The hands and feet are leaves from Acorn Autumn SVG Kit and are in the extras file. They are the bottom leaves and are sized at W 0.0692 x0.345 H. Curl the leaves in a downward position and squeeze them in a bit as well. The feet are hot glued onto the bottom portion of the strawberry. Cut off about a 1/4 of the back of the leaves for the hands bend them down and hot glue in place. Use the holes in the top of the strawberry to put your twine through and tie a knot at the base of the tail, take the two twine ends and twist them then tie an extra piece of twine around the end and cut off excess. Fray the threads so he has a bit of a puff.
The ears are made using an oval. Double click on it and drag the center node (black square) down a bit. Adjust the side nodes so that it is more of an tear drop shape.  This is one of the things I miss about Sure cuts a lot is their shapes menu. Then use Chalk to make the centers pink.
Under the accent pieces around the bought I hot glued two pieces of black jewelry wire then glue the accent pieces down to hold the whiskers in place. Add a small back pearl for the nose and two larger ones for the eyes. Mr. Mouse's hat was from Leaves are Falling SVG Kit and sized down to W 1.935x 1.934 H. If you bring the hat band on to the mat at the same time and size it down all together they will all be the correct size. the buckle was made using a two tiny rectangles and centering them then subtract the center one from the outside and you have your buckle.

The sign was made using the chalkboard sign for the teachers from Miss Baker's Classroom. Bring in all the pieces at once and size it down to W. 2.292 x 1.569 H. This size is for the outer piece the rest should fit just perfect. I fussy cut the give thanks from Simple stories Sweater Weather paper and inked the edges with Vintage papers Ink from Tim Holtz.

The leaves are from Autumn Elements SVG Collection. I really tried to use leaves from one of the kits I had already used but they just didn't work. I do not know what size the tiny ones are as they were from by extra cuts box I keep. The leaves around the bottom of the apple are cut at W 1.914 x 2.128 H. They are inked with Stampin up's Real Red and Rich Razzleberry. Hot glue those after you shape them with a stylus around the bottom of the apple. So there you have it Winnie's mouse and probably giving thanks that Winnie didn't catch it!  Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Craftin' Y'all! Blessings Sharalyn

SVG Kits and Collections Used:
Miss Bakers Classroom SVG Kit
Sweets for my Sweet SVG Kit
Acorn Autumn SVG Kit
Leaves Are Falling SVG Kit
Autumn Elements SVG Collection

Supplies Used:
Simple Stories  Card Stock ,Sweater Weather Collection
Bazzill Card Stock, Ruby Slipper
American Craft Card Stock, Melon, Olive, Pomegranate, Stone, Clay
Stampin up, Linen Thread
Gray and white twine,
Black Pearls
Pink Chalk
Lightweight black Jewelry wire
Hot Glue
Scotch quick Dry Adheisive

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