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December 18, 2012

Countdown to Kitschmas – Mice Ornaments!

Ever since I wrote a blog post last year called Dreaming Big about Christmas crafts I wanted to do, I’ve been getting people contacting me, desperate to find out how to get ahold of the pattern for some adorable mice ornaments I featured. They all had the same story – they remembered the mice from their childhoods and wanted to replace the ones that had been lost over the years. Well they hadn’t been super high on my list to make before, but now I was inspired to see what all the fuss was about! So I set off making, of course, the elf mouse.

He was actually quite fun to make. It’s all hand sewing so it was a nice relaxing project to work on while Little Betty and I watched Miracle on 34th Street and drank eggnog. Cause we’re Christmas obsessed.

And here he is! I must admit, I can see why these little mice ornaments are so beloved now. He’s so darling!

I can’t wait to make the rest now! My plan is to make one every year until I have the whole set.
Reader Jan was kind enough to send me a picture of her mice ornaments. She was so excited to get started making the complete set!

If anyone else wants to make these cute little mice ornaments, all you have to do is contact me and I will happily send you the pattern! Or you can search out this magazine – McCalls Christmas Crafts in Felt. I’d love to feature pictures of any mice ornaments you all make so please send them to me!

Merry Kitschmas y’all!

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30 Responses to Countdown to Kitschmas – Mice Ornaments!

  1. tina Reply

    December 18, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    I would love this pattern. I love a little project that can be done while watching TV!


    thanks so much!

    • Betty Crafter Reply

      December 18, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      Sure thing Tina! I’m sending it right over!

  2. Andrea Reply

    December 18, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Aswww, your little mouse is too cute!

    • Betty Crafter Reply

      December 18, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      Thanks Andrea! I kinda love him 🙂

      • Mary Roberts Reply

        October 17, 2013 at 3:59 pm

        Please send me the pattern! My mother had at least 60 pairs of the mice. She was part of a craft club at our church and they sold these every year. My mother passed last year and all I wanted was the mice. Unfortunately, someone took all the mice except for 8. She made Santa & Mrs. Clause, Chef mice, Spanish dancer mice, bride and groom mice. They were amazing. The kids and I want to try and recreate the mice and each of will have some on our tree. I would greatly appreciate it. thanks and God bless.


  3. Eartha Kitsch Reply

    December 18, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Sooooo cute! I can’t sew a lick so I’m off of the list but …. CUTE!

    • Betty Crafter Reply

      December 19, 2012 at 9:07 am

      Eartha, I wouldn’t be surprised if you found some of these little dudes in your vintage craft-buying adventures. Apparently they were quite prevalent!

  4. Angie Reply

    December 19, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Me me! I would love to make these and your idea of doing 1 a year is brilliant. Why overwhelm yourself doing them all.

  5. Melissa Reply

    December 19, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Love this post!! Any chance I could get a copy of the pattern as well? So adorable and reminds me of my childhood!

  6. Kate Reply

    December 20, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    WOuld you mind sending me the pattern as well? I am in LOVE with these and all the other christmas decorations too!

  7. mub Reply

    December 20, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Oh he’s wonderful! I would love a copy of the pattern =)

  8. Sara In AZ Reply

    December 22, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Great job on the mouse Betty, he is just precious!

  9. deena Reply

    January 7, 2013 at 4:10 am

    Is it too late to get a copy of this sweet pattern? I’m actually trying to get a jump on next December.
    Thank you!

  10. Melinda Zinda Reply

    April 21, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Please send me the pattern. I would love to make these cute little mice, too. Thanks. melindazinda@comcast.net

  11. Justina Koshinsky Reply

    November 16, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Oh Betty Crafter,

    If it is possible to send me the pattern I would love to have it. I have been looking for years for these mice! Our Christmas tree was filled with them as a kid and I want to make a set for each of my children.

    Thank-you so much


  12. Paula Coffey Reply

    November 24, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    I hope it is not to late to request a pattern. I had some of these as a child and would love to be able to make replacements. Thank you!

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  14. Mink Reply

    December 29, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Hi – I thought I’d wait til the xmas rush was over to say please can I have a copy of the mice pattern too? They’re fabulous and my children would love to see them on our tree next year (as would I!). Thanks.

    • Lisa Reply

      November 24, 2014 at 7:31 pm

      Did you happen to get a copy of the mouse pattern from Betty crafter? I never got a response from her.

  15. Melinda Zinda Reply

    January 2, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    If you wouldn’t mine emailing me a copy of the pattern, I would appreciate it very much!

  16. Misty Currie Reply

    February 9, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    I would love to receive this pattern if you are still offering it. I would truly appreciate it.

  17. Lisa Reply

    October 27, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    I would love to have a copy of this pattern please

  18. Eileen Reply

    November 18, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    I made these back in 1973 and lost the pattern. I would love to make them again. Can you please send me the pattern?

  19. Lisa Reply

    November 29, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Eileen if you are able to secure a copy of these directions would you shared with me? I’d be happy to reimburse you. Thanks!

  20. Eunice Johnston Reply

    December 3, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    My mom made these ornaments long ago and I still have some of the ornaments hanging on my tree today. I’d like to complete my collection and make a set for each of my kids. Please send me a copy of the patterns.

    Thank you

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  22. Pamela Reply

    December 2, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    I would really love to have a copy of the pattern if you are still offering it. I really would love to make these again for Christmas.

  23. Paula Reply

    March 6, 2016 at 12:11 am

    I just found your blog. Does this McCall’s magazine have a felt wall hanging depicting “The 12 Days Of Christmas”? If yes, I’d greatly appreciate the pattern.

  24. Marie Reply

    November 15, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Hi my mom LOVES mice and crafting/sewing. I would love to get this pattern from you so she can make them.

  25. Alicia Grebner Reply

    January 1, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Hello Betty. I came across your posting in search of the felt Christmas mice pattern my mom use to make. I would love a copy of the pattern if it is still available. Thank you.

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