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Monday, August 31, 2009

The August Giveaway winner is...

Once again the monthly giveaway was a huge success! Thank you to everyone the commented for your chance to win!

And the winner is...


Your prize is ANY mouse from
my store* worth up to $40!

Thank you to everyone who entered, I am sorry that I can't give you all a free mouse. But don't be too sad, there is another chance for you to win coming tomorrow in the September Giveaway!


Another entry in the baby-brain chronicles: I just put on potatoes to boil, but forgot the water. The whole kitchen smells like burnt potato now. Great, just great.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Only one day left to enter my Giveaway

The August Giveaway closes tomorrow! Don't miss out on your chance to win a mouse of your choice from my store worth up to $40. Click HERE to find out how to enter.

Monday, August 24, 2009

*Feeling very organized*

You might think I am nuts (if you didn't suspect it already) but I just finished my Christmas shopping and I am feeling very organized. Ever since I discovered Etsy I have tried to buy everything handmade whenever I can.

There are loads of bonuses to doing it this way:
1) I get something that is genuinely made with love and often completely unique
2) I am supporting other artists like myself and being kind to the environment
3) I spend a LOT less than if I went into the city to shop
4) No more struggling through the city crowds, I can shop, listen to the radio and drink tea at the same time!

The reason I buy so early is that I know how MAD the Christmas rush is on sellers (I will also be pulling out my hair trying to get all the orders finished in November/December!) so I avoid all of that by shopping in the end of August. Also, I want to make sure that everything has plenty of time to arrive with me in Holland, as I buy from all over the world. If something goes wrong with the shipping I have loads of time to sort it out with the seller.

If you are planning on shopping at The House of Mouse this Christmas, I encourage you to buy early too, especially if you are outside Europe because sometimes customs delay packages around the holidays. I am anticipating a lot of orders, and once November comes around I will not be doing any custom mice until after the Christmas rush. Please order early to avoid disappointment!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

700 Sales!

Well I can hardly believe it! I made my 700th sale yesterday evening. Thank you to all my wonderful customers!! What a milestone :D

Saturday, August 22, 2009

NEW - Vladimir the Vampire Mouse

Vladimir the Vampire Mouse just wants to suck your blood and make you into a vampire too. Watch out you don't fall under his spell!

He is available to buy in my store now!

Another Halloween mouse for you on Monday...

p.s. don't forget to enter my August Giveaway
to WIN yourself a mouse of your choice from my store!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

NEW - Yorrick the Mouse Skeleton

Alas, poor Yorrick the Mouse is dead. Now all that remains are some old bones. Will you take pity and give him proper resting place on your shelf or by your computer? He may just be bones, but he still has lots of love and cuteness to share. I particularly love his little beaded spine and tail!

He is available to buy in my store now!

Another Halloween mouse coming tomorrow...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

New - Gwendolyn the Witch Mouse

I have finally had time to make some new mice! It has been wonderful to let the creative juices flow again and make some new designs. With Halloween slowly creeping up on us again (watch out, it's behind you!) and because I love making scary/monster mice, I have made 3 new Halloween designs so far this week.

Here is the first one: Gwendolyn the Witch Mouse, I hope you enjoy her!

Gwendolyn is an evil Witch! She will cast a spell on you and turn you into a toad. She has olive green color skin and 2 dark green hairy warts on her face, and yet she still manages to be cute. Perhaps it is a spell she cast on herself? She comes with a black cloak, pointy hat and broomstick. The perfect addition to your Halloween decorations.

She is available to buy in my store now!

More new Halloween mice coming over the next few days...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

It's official, I have pregnancy brain!

I should tell you all a funny story. For those of you who have not had kids, there is a thing that happens to you while you are pregnant: You get really forgetful and absent minded, which some people call "baby brain" or "goo-goo brain". I was already pretty bad at remembering things as I am dyslexic, but now things are getting beyond silly:

I just got back from a hours drive to Haarlem to get some supplies, only to find that I had forgotten the most vital thing I needed.

Last night I was convinced there were only 30 minutes in an hour.

And yesterday afternoon I couldn't find my keys; after a panic my husband found them in the fridge!

*shakes head in despair*

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My mice on a wedding cake

I love it when my customers send me photos of my mice in their new homes, especially on wedding cakes! Thank you so much to Ami for giving me permission to share these photos on my blog.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


I have some wonderful news. We have reached 3 months so I can finally tell the world: We are PREGNANT with out first child!! Due in February. We are both soooo excited and very, very happy :)

This scan was done at around 9 weeks, so baby still looks very blob-like. The nurse said everything looks perfect - 2 arms, 2 legs, and everything in the right place - He or she has been growing like crazy the last month and I am just beginning to feel a bump. The first trimester has not been too hard on Mommy-to-be, something I am very thankful for! Being a Mom is something I have always wanted, I can't wait to meet him or her (we won't be able to find out the sex until our next scan in a month or so)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

New Mouse - Carmen the Flamenco Mouse

Carmen is a flamboyant Flamenco Dancer! She is beautiful in her red dress, black mantilla, comb in her hair and little beauty spot on her chin. She is a passionate Spanish Senorita who kicks and twirls with effortless beauty!

Available to buy in My Store

August Giveaway

Three months ago I announced that
I would give away a FREE MOUSE
every month for a whole year!

The winner of the August Giveaway
can choose ANY mouse from my store
worth up to $40!

To enter for the August Giveaway all you need to do is
leave a comment under this post
telling me about your favorite mouse or mice
from my store The House of Mouse
(you can choose more than one)


You can enter the August Giveaway as many times you want,
the more I see your name the better.

This competition is open to everyone!
My shop is international so I will ship to anywhere in the world.

The winners will be announced on August 31st.

My Store: The House of Mouse

Competition CLOSED
Winners will be announced shortly

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