These are the church mice that give the blog its name. If you read their label carefully, then I am ‘the Vicar’ who makes them – for work I am kept busy looking after 4 churches in the Yorkshire Dales and I enjoy quilting and crafting in my spare time.
The mice are made out of scraps of fabric from the quilts that I make and from odd pieces of fabric that I am given or find in charity shops. They have seed bead eyes, felt ears and elastic or cotton string for tails. They are sold in the craft shop in our village – FatSheep – see http://www.fatsheep.co.uk/
Until recently, I filled the mice with purchased toy stuffing, but after a discussion in our craft group (more of that later), that will soon change to sheep’s wool. There are many people in this area who keep sheep, and who have to clip them for health reasons, but cannot find a sale or a use for the fleeces, so this will be a way to make good use some of them.