Three Blind Mice..."they" gave us the Song, but no-one bothered to give us the rest of the story...so here it is in all it's gore and glory...a tragic accident with a happy ending!
She comes with her own Family Story about why she has no tail - she has a jeweled heart-shaped birth mark instead! Additionally, she comes with information about all her "cousin" rodents as an educational tool. Here is a sampling from the CDH Mouse Doll and Rat Doll "Three Blind Mice" story:
"No-one ever knew why these three brothers turned out to be...blind...they were cute, and nice, and...they liked to hug, which made them even more special to their Mommy...One day at school they learned that they have many cousins, and that a lot of their cousins were much larger than they were. Their Teacher mouse, Mr. Knowsalot, told them that they all belong to the Rodent family...One day they made a mistake, [because they were blind] they didn't know when it was day and when it was night...and they weren't aware that the Farmer's Wife would be busy in the kitchen...they met three charming girl mice...and they fell in love...Soon they all had children, but there was a huge surprise in store for them..." (Copyright 2010 Cynthia Deaton Houlroyd)
The doll offered for sale here is a BARE doll with magnetic hands and NO CLOTHING, but this doll will include the patterns for the Dress and Purse (with sewing instructions) and the Thimble Cup. This doll is not provided with a "Personality," but you can write your own and send it to me to become a permanent part of this doll's record.
This doll will be prepared when you order it with your specifications, and as a result, shipping will be delayed for a few days until the custom-ordered doll is completed. You will be notified as soon as the doll has been finished that it is being prepared for shipment.
These "stuffed" "plush" mouse dolls (or rat dolls) are more than just stuffed and plush - they are packed firmly to a maximum level with light-weight polyfill and the doll is very sturdy as a result - the doll's body does not wiggle when shaken, and the arms and legs are sewn tightly to enhance the ability to pose the doll. You have to "feel" the doll to believe it - this is a true treasure, not one to just sit on a shelf and look pretty, but one that can handle your child's wonderful "pretend" world - since this is a mouse, of course, she will steal away small containers in the house to use as her furniture! Or she will be the most lovely and whimsical decoration for your bed or your cherished doll collection. Don't forget, she likes to wear earrings, and your bracelets will be kept safe around her neck!
The ears on this mouse doll are very large, larger than most mouse or rat dolls on the market, and they are ideal for decorating lavishly with earrings - you could actually use the doll to store your earrings, or simply have fun buying inexpensive earrings for the doll when you go shopping with your cherished little girl. Your child will love being able to add as many earrings as they want to this Mouse Doll's ears!
ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS: Contact Me by clicking the word "Contact" to the left and send an email with the preference for a Mouse Doll (upturned nose) or Rat Doll (straight nose). If you have questions, please ask them at this time. THEN, re-enter the correct Model (double-check by looking at the price) under "Create Mouse / Rat Doll" and click the Add To Cart button once you are satisfied with our communication about the doll.
CONTACT ME by clicking the word "Contact" to the left and send an email with the preference for a Mouse Doll (upturned nose) or Rat Doll (straight nose). If you have questions, please ask them at this time. THEN, re-enter the correct Model (double-check by looking at the price) under "Create Mouse / Rat Doll" and click the Add To Cart button once you are satisfied with our communication about the Doll Type.
The Mouse or Rat Doll's height is mainly affected by the mounting position of the legs, the amount of stuffing, and the amount of stretch that occurs in the fabric, and therefore varies from 18 to 21 inches [at the top of the ears].
There are dolls I have made that are 2 years old now, owned by my GrandDaughters, and they look as great today as they did when I made them--totally cool!
See my Shop Announcements for Warranty / Replacement info (3-month warranty against defects and repair/replacement options).
S&H: Shipping Costs include Tracking and Insurance for this item.
WARNING: For young children, the earrings, thimble cup, and necklace that come with these dolls must be removed because they are Choking Hazards! Also, for young children, buttons used for "money" is not recommended because they are Choking Hazards! Additionally, the earrings carry a warning that they are for adults, and not for children under 14 years of age. NOTE: Also be aware that the embellishment (stickers) glued to this doll's dress could potentially be loosened with chewing or great attempts to loosen it or with laundering in a machine. It is recommended that this dress be hand-washed if it has sticker embellishments and do not dry this dresses with sticker embellishments in a dryer as it will melt and loosen the sticker embellishments.
Note: Mouse Dolls and Rat Dolls are prepared in a smoke-free and pet-free home sewing studio by a non-smoker.
Copyright 2010 Cynthia Deaton Houlroyd for Mouse Doll and Rat Doll, Dress, Purse, Apron, Jacket, and Hat (designs and patterns but not fabrics), Story, and Family Tree. Fabrics, ribbons, thread, glue, embellishments, and accessories are not part of my copyright, which have their own distinct manufacturers/copyrights.
Other Copyrighted materials are used in the preparation of my product, for which I would like to thank the makers of these fine products:
Fabrics & Notions:
-Sew Classics (Brand) Fabrics for Body of Mouse & Rat Dolls
-Cotton Gingham Checks © Creative Cuts
-David Textiles, Inc. © Hallmark Licensing, Inc., (© Hearts & X/Os fabric design) [for Noncommercial Use Only]
-Design Works Inc. Springs Creative Products Group LLC (© for Wildflowers fabric and design)
-Various Fabrics by Fabric Traditions ® © 2008 & 2010 N.T.T. Inc., www.fabrictraditions.com (Crystalline & Illusion Bright #1930 & Mirage Glitter & Floral Black/White) & Patty Reed Designs™ © 2009 Laurie Campbell La-di-draw, Inc. (Peace and Love)
-Springs Creative Products Group, LLC, © 2010 CP11798 Poppy Passion Poppy Stitch & © Kate McRostie Design Works Inc. for CP35037 Packed Floral
-The Alexander Henry Fabrics Collection © 2005 (Bangle Dot)
-Winky Textile Inc., Patt. 7793 (© for Fruit fabric and design)
-Various Fabrics by VIP by Cranston Print Works Company. & By Joan Messmore (© Various Floral Fabrics)
-Wrights Tubular Bias, www.wrights.com
Fasteners: Velcro © for Ultra-Mate Low Profile Fastener
Wooden Buttons: Blumenthal Lansing Co., Lansing, Iowa 52151 (Wooden Buttons)
Glue: Loctite Crafter's Indoor-Safe Adhesive (Non-Toxic), Component IDH 1486923, Henkel Corporation, One Henkel Way, Rocky Hill, CT 06067, c Henkel Corporation 2011/42014, www.loctiteproducts.com
Other Notions Obtained From: CR's Crafts, http://www.crscraft.com/
STARTUP Model-CDH "Three Blind Mice..." Bare Mouse or Rat Doll 18"--Magnetic Hands-Cup-Dress/Purse: Patterns & Instructions
- Handmade item
- Materials: polyester fabric, cotton fabric, polyester stuffing, steel thimbles, magnets, wooden buttons, plastic eyes and noses
- Made to order
- Feedback: 2 reviews
- Only ships within United States.