Once upon a time, there lived a Mouse named Molly.

Molly was a vibrant Mouse, full of energy and smiles. She liked to chew on rubber cords, sniff inside her pet cat's ear, and nibble on her own tail. Her very favourite thing to do, however, was to play with shiny Christmas baubles.
Molly knew she was a special Mouse. She knew most mice had to live in small cages and run on strangely repetitive wheels. She also knew they had to eat very odd foods and that they weren't allowed to nibble on their own tails. Molly didn't think she would like a life like that, and Molly knew what she liked.

There was one thing that Molly didn't know, however. One very important thing.

Molly didn't actually exist.

Molly was merely a figment of her owner's imagination, but she was a figment that was slowly coming to life. But why slowly? Well, her owner, the Giant Pepperberry Mouse, was lovingly bringing her to life, but because Giant Pepperberry Mouse's Sewing Machine was currently on holiday, she was creating her by hand. And creating a vibrant Mouse like Molly by hand sure took time!

So far, Molly had two ears...

A nose...

And some arms...

All made out of this glorious Organic Cotton, Vegetable-Dyed, Hand-Woven, Fair-Trade fabric.

But Molly felt confident she would grow up to be a Big, Strong Mouse who would be able to play with Christmas Baubles and nibble on a tail that existed. She felt this confidence because she knew that Giant Pepperberry Mouse was on a mission: Mission Molly the Mouse!


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P.S. Would you like to bring your very own little Mouse to life? Visit the endlessly talented Jodie over at Ric Rac to download the free pattern!

P.P.S. Thank you for all of your entries in the Finki/Tuesday Tales Giveaway! Molly the Mouse has deemed that the lovely Kelly O. from John's Daughter is the winner due to the fact that the Finki Notepads remind her of her father, who has passed and whom she celebrated daily in her blog. See you next Tuesday for another inspiring Tale!
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Comments (12)

On September 5, 2009 at 7:26 PM , Nikki Cardigan said...

Is this your first softie Sandra? What a super cute one to start with. The fabric looks amazing.

 
On September 5, 2009 at 7:59 PM , Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

Oh she's coming along nicely - ..aaah hand sewing- it's like we've swapped our chosen 'craft weaponry'/comfort zones! Can't wait to see her all finished. Peta

 
On September 5, 2009 at 8:18 PM , Little Waltz said...

That was an adorable tale to go with your first softie! I'm looking forward to seeing Molly in one piece!

 
On September 6, 2009 at 12:16 AM , laterg8r said...

what a sweet mouse, you are super talented! :D

 
On September 6, 2009 at 3:51 AM , Thimbleanna said...

Eeeek, a mouse! But, as you've named her Molly and she's soooo cute....well, how fun!

 
On September 6, 2009 at 8:39 AM , Jodie said...

sandra, all the hard parts are now done.....Molly is looking spectacular, but you know she will at least one litle mousie friend...

 
On September 6, 2009 at 1:52 PM , Dionne said...

What an adorable little mouse! I love the color you've chosen too!

 
On September 6, 2009 at 5:51 PM , ambette said...

Fear not, Molly, soon you will be a figment no longer!

Wow, hand sewing Molly would be quite a bit of effort. Hope you're not getting separation anxiety, being away from the sewing machine so long!

 
On September 7, 2009 at 12:02 PM , Tania - Jet Designs said...

I look forward to see the mouse finally nibbling at it's tail

 
On September 7, 2009 at 2:45 PM , Tania said...

If you'll just get rid of all those ghastly real mouse pics, I'll say something uber nice about your first softie.

 
On September 8, 2009 at 11:57 AM , Kelly O. said...

Wow! Sandra thank you so much! I thought about those notepads for a good portion of the day after I left my comment because they are so special.

 
On September 9, 2009 at 12:00 PM , Fern said...

Molly is coming together wonderfully, looking forward to seeing the finished product!

(btw, the photos are actually of a gerbil, not a mouse :P)