The Mouse Who Sewed…Alot

April 18, 2013

IMG_6004This is a cautionary tale for the passionate seamstress.  A dear reader reminded me of this story in response to my dolly clothes frenzy.

It is the story of a mouse who sewed a bit too much.  So frenzied was her sewing that her poor mouse love had to do all the cooking, cleaning and hard yakka.

IMG_5999But she did make some excellent frocks.

And then this happened.

IMG_6003Beware of cats dear sewers.  They don’t like you making stuff!

It doesn’t quite go like this of course.  If you are curious to find out what really happened, have a hunt for Tim and Helen Mouse, written and illustrated by Judy Brook.  Thanks to JL for finding this book and passing it on to our kids when hers out grew it.  We both remember this from when we were children because that is how old we are now!

So old in fact, that our library books had stuff like this typed in the front of them.

IMG_5997Those librarians may have had crap typewriters but they were ruled with a rod of iron!