Handmade Needle Felted Mouse – Scottish Highland Autumn Decoration
A little needle felted mouse decoration. These hairy ginger mice are Highland mice they are made with a mixture of wool and Highland cow hair. The Highland cow hair gives them a wonderful fiery ginger color and coarse hairy texture. Every part of them even the eyes and the tail are carefully made at our farm by my own hands, no two mice are ever exactly the same. This particular rustic pair are called Russel and Rory. They look very sweet sitting in a hearth or on a shelf or mantlepiece, especially in a cottage or farmhouse setting. They would make a lovely ususal gift for anyone and especially mice and Highland cow fans!
Russel and Rory do vary ever so slightly in size with Russel being slightly shorter and rounder and Rory slimmer and taller.
All my mice are very solidly felted with carefully added details. The Highland cow hair is very hairy and wild and gives the mice a lovely rough texture. Each mouse takes over 2 hours to make at the felting stage. That is not including the time spent shearing the sheep, washing the wool, carding, dyeing or spinning the little mouse tails!
The inspiration for these needle-felted mice came from the real little things. Living in the countryside in an old stone house we are very close to nature and so hearing mice within the old stone walls and attic at night is something that happens from time to time. One winter though I was sat up late needle felting when a mouse ran across my feet! This was the first time we ever had mice find a way from within the walls into the home. More mice naturally followed and caused us some trouble for a little while. That was when I had the inspiration to start making needle-felted mice – and I can assure you these little critters are just as sweet and far less messy than their real-life counterparts!
This listing is for 1 Highland mouse from the photos please view the photos with text and select which mouse you would like from the drop-down menu. There are 2 to choose from – Rory and Russel. They are each presented in a simple card gift box – a perfect present for someone or perhaps for yourself!
Size – Mice are approx 6cm high. Size can vary slightly either way as each mouse is handmade and slightly different.
All my needle-felted items are very solidly felted with carefully added details. They are crafted with a lot of love and care. They are not rushed so they take a surprising amount of time to make not including the time spent shearing the sheep, washing the wool, carding, dyeing or spinning the little legs!
Please note – This is NOT a toy. It has been created for display and decoration purposes only. It is made from small needle felted wool pieces and hairy textured wool and so could pose a hazard for babies or small children. Please DO NOT give to children under 3 years old.
A lot of time, care and love go into all my items they are all individually made one at a time by just 1 pair of hands – from caring for and shearing the sheep, washing the wool and crafting an item to the packaging and posting – handmade in the truest sense of the word.
Any questions just send me a message.
Postage is with Royal Mail 2nd class and items are dispatched within 1-5 working days. If you require express postage please contact me before purchase. This item is presented in a simple attractive cardboard gift box -the cost for this and packaging has been factored into any postage cost.
Combined Postage I do combine postage on multiple items if it is not done automatically at checkout I will refund you any overcharges after checkout.
Post Packaging In an effort to be more eco-friendly most of the outer post packaging I send items in is reused aka recycled packaging that we have received parcels in ourselves or that has been gifted to me to put to good use.
OVERSEAS BUYERS will incur an extra postage charge which may vary depending on location.
RETURNS If you are unhappy with your item please contact me within 5 days of receiving it. All items must be returned in their original unused condition and buyer pays return postage.
If you have any problems with your order please contact me and I will do my best to help.
We keep a well-loved, high welfare flock of pet and rescue sheep on the Llyn Peninsular in North Wales. Our sheep are a part of the family and each is known by name. All our wool and makes are vegetarian-friendly as we do not breed or sell sheep for the meat market and our sheep live out their natural lives with us. I am a full-time mum and shepherdess. In my (none existent!) free time I make things from wool from the sheep in order to sustain them.