What is the point of an artisan mouse?

What is the point of an artisan mouse?

The House of Mouse Anna

As an artist one of the biggest self-doubts we have is about our VALUE.

What is the point of an adorable artisan mouse, really, in the great scheme of the universe?

Am I changing lives, making the world better, by hand crafting mice?

I adore making them, but shouldn’t I be doing something more with my life?

I have bumped up against this limiting belief so often I have a permanent lump on my head.

In fact I am sure it had a lot to do with why I thought I needed to chase a different dream last summer. The reason why I closed my shop – I thought – for good.

But the mice kept calling me back, I missed them, and I missed my customers. Life was less joyful without my Etsy shop.

Recently I made the decision that I needed a business coach, someone who could help me figure out what it all means and how to better serve you.

It seems the Universe agreed with me, and brought an immensely talented coach into my life.

Within moments of speaking with her, she had zeroed in on my “not enough-ness” belief and was working on getting me to reframe it.

I’m so glad she did! My eyes are open again!! And I want to share with you the revelation I had:

The mice come alive as joyful reminders of the moments, people, characters, achievements and milestones in your life that are most meaningful to you.

They are anchors and reminders of what matters most – your joy!

And I can’t think of a more perfect purpose for my life than to keep bringing you more of that precious joy.

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The countdown has begun! The House of Mouse will be returning before the month of April is over!!

There are new, even more detailed designs, fabulous new photographs, and an awesome joyful new look.

I look forward to making mice to delight you for many years to come!

With a joyful heart,

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Everyone deserves to have more in their life to smile about. My mice are experts at creating smiles.

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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By |April 18th, 2016|Categories: In My Studio|2 Comments


  1. Denise March 5, 2017 at 6:45 am - Reply

    chuckles* omgoodness, I can’t believe no one has left you a message about your returning “house of mouse” story. First off I find all your mice so enchanting that I had to read why you left and what made you decide to return. Beyond that, I found you because I was looking up polices in etsy as I had no clue what to write and upon searching, there you were with your beautiful smile and awesome bright energetic pink hair. I looked at the title of your Etsy shop and was curious and clicked. Instantly I ooooed and giggled what a delightful houseful you have!

    I am just starting my shop(s) and am greener than any green I have ever seen regarding being clueless on how and where to start…. anyhow, I am glad you are returning, and so thankful for you wonderful happy mind to bring these little lives to your worlds!


    • Anna March 6, 2017 at 2:16 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Denise! I’m very glad you found me. I hope that policies article was helpful, Etsy has changed quite a few things since I wrote it is a bit out of date now. The Etsy Seller Handbook has all the most up to date info on how to set up your shop, including how to do your policies. Etsy has changed so much since I started 9 years ago, so it is always worth checking when an article on “how to do XYZ with Etsy” was written before spending lots of time reading through it.

      I wish you loads of luck with your Etsy Journey!

      The House of Mouse

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