One of the very first Etsy.com stores I fell in love with was the House of Mouse.
The artist makes tiny dressed mice. Most are pop culture icons from movies, books, and tv series. Recognize the one above? Harry Potter!
And here’s a little hippy/flower mouse:
And also from Harry Potter, here’s Lord Voldemouse. The fact that he’s standing on a copy of a Harry Potter book is a nice touch!
Just recently, I discovered the mouse-artist’s blog. It’s fascinating. Not only does she make a living making a selling mice, she packs her blog full of helpful tips and hints for other etsy sellers.
I think I’m so attracted to these little mice because the first gift I ever received from a boy I liked was a little costumed mouse. I was about nine. The mouse was dressed like a cowboy. I loved the mouse even after I recovered from the crush. (Even though he was a cowboy mouse, he made an excellent stand-in for Reepicheep when I played at Narnia.)
Okay, I can’t resist showing off one mouse, and my current fav:
Chewbacca mouse! Gosh, he’s cute.
I can’t decide between Chewbacca, Yoda, the Beatles, or the executionary, complete with severed head! Or the one in the bikini! Or the entire cast of Harry Potter! Or the punk mouse! Okay. There’s Hanibal Lecter and Doctor Who! I want them all!!!!
Yes, but you want a Molly & Micah steampunk cat most of all, don’t you? 😀