I love it when I get a custom order request for a mouse that represents something really special for a family. Sometimes the requests are strange, but the stories behind them are wonderful! This little mouse was made from a request for a “deflated mouse”.
My customer had a baby grandson who made a lot of squeaking noises. She said he sounds like he’s a mouse, while her daughter said he sounds like he was deflating. So they started calling him “deflated mouse”. It’s also a pun on the operetta Die Fledermaus that made them laugh.
Since I knew a mouse that wasn’t stuffed would look odd, I suggested I make him with a water wings valve on his back to represent being deflated. My customer loved the idea and the final mouse.
“I love that he’s based on my grandson and a moment in our lives that my daughter and I share that makes us laugh together.”
It was such a pleasure to make this very unique and special reminder of love through the generations of a family!
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I am Anna, the artist behind these joyful artisan felt mice. My Granny was a mouse maker, and just like her I am on a mission to let more joy into your life. I want my creations to speak to your soul, light you up and inspire you with pure delight.
Because I believe that the things that make you happy are what make your life so unique.
If you would like to learn more about me, please click "My Story" link at the top of the page.
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