Thursday, June 27, 2013


I'm late I'm late for a very important date namely Mrs A's Yarns. Changing tack this week and telling you about one of The Doc's  Mishaps and there have been quite a few so sit back grab a coffee and read on.
The Doc's Office  and mine were situated quite close together in town so most days we would meet up for lunch . This particular day was no different and having had lunch we were sauntering along the High Street when I noticed that he was limping. On inquiring what was wrong I was told "Yes its these shoes. When ever I wear them the right one is a bit tight". I asked had he checked if there was anything in it and was told he had and he couldn't see what was wrong. 
Later that evening I had a good look at the said shoe and put my hand into the toe to see if I could stretch the leather a bit. On doing so I felt a bit of rough leather and managed to pull on it and it felt like a piece of string so I gave it a good tug and out popped this object!!!!!!!
I have placed against a 50p piece for comparison.
Now heres the crux of the tail my cats do not have and never have had furry mice to play with. So where did this little chap come from?

We had been to visit Fluff and VUH about 6 weeks previously and Fluff's cats(that she had at the time) did have furry mice to play with. Loved them in fact! On inquiring Fluff confirmed that they were indeed one mouse down but she had thought it was around somewhere and would come to light in due course from whence it had been hidden.  The Doc had been wearing these shoes!
Can only assume that said mouse got chucked in his shoe during play and come home time The Doc had put his shoe back on without realising and pushed the mouse down into the toe. Hence the Limp.
Digi image from Digital Images 'Marvin mouse'
Backing paper from stash (hand cut to shape of card)
Xcut die cut 'Square Parenthesis'
Cheerylynn  B190 'Sentiment Frame #2
Sentiment created in word and colour matched to paper.
Digi coloured using Promarkers, chalk and silver highlighter pen.
Shirt paper pieced from snippet  in stash.

So if anyone has a shoe going spare I have a mouse here needing a home!

Entering into the following challenges:
Platypus Creek #35: Anything goes.
The Paper Nest Dolls #7: Feature an Animal.
Crafty Boots: Anything but square.
Artistic Inspirations #47: Fur or Feathers.
Cutie Pie challenges #47: Paper Piecing.
Sister Act #12: Anything goes.
Stampin For The Weekend #39: Anything goes.
Frosted Designs #55: Polka dots (backing paper and shirt).
One Stich At A time #169: Not Square.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #78: Use your snippets (shirt paper).


Busy Little Chicken said...

Haha! How funny! Must have been quite uncomfortable! Love the mouse card :)

Hazel said...

I love your story of the mouse and the shoe! It made me laugh to think of him limping around. Your card is a happy reminder, thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Trisha Stanley said...

What a cute little guy! Fun story! Thanks for entering at Sister Act this week! Good Luck!

Jo said...

LOL, funny story :D
great card too, especially love the shape.
Jo xx

JansArtyJunk said...

Great story Mrs A...I can imagine the Doc limping about for days if you hadn't investigated further!!... although I do feel a little sorry for your homeless mouse now LOL!...your mouse card is sooo sweet!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

hi hi hi too funny!!! It's a good thing that you decided to play investigator!!! ;o)

Great card. Love that cute mouse.

Viv's Visuals said...

Poor Doc! At least the limp has been cured... how's the poor mouse???? LOL Great card and a great tail.. I mean tale!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You two kids should have your own TV reality show. You could just be sitting on the porch telling your yarns, one after the other! I would tune in faithfully, I can tell you!!

Aren't men funny, though? They just limp along and a woman? A woman will get right in there and ferret out the truth of the thing!! Well done, Mrs. A! And well done on the adorable accompanying mouse card, too!

Sandy said...

Cute story - a furry little mouse who found a home - the mystery - was it all on his own or did he have help!

Kathleen said...

Poor Doc, but a funny tale.

Kath x

Debbie said...

Oh so funny Mrs A. Fancy the Doc not looking inside (typical fella) us women would have had the shoe to bits at the first sign of a problem...Ha Ha


Hettie said...

You and Doc are sooo well suited!
Enuff said!

Diane said...

Haha! How funny, great story Mrs. A. Darling card design.

Regards diane

Bonnie said...

Great story and cute card! Love the shape and that cute little mouse!

Traci Penrod said...

What a funny story and adorable card! I enjoyed visiting your blog -- thanks for playing along at Frosted designs!!

Carol L said...

That is one of the most amusing stories I've heard yet! LOL It takes a woman to figure these things out - what would the male gender do without us I wonder? LOL
Cute mousie card, but he won't be taking residence in any of our shoes, sorry! LOL

Dee's Craft Room said...

Very sweet card, the image is s cute. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Tracey said...

I love your card, great job on the piecing! Thank you so much for the story, it gave me quite a chuckle. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
Hugs, Tracey (DT)

scrappymo! said...

The Doc was sure a silent limper...mine would have shinged on and on about his poor foot within hours of first putting on the shoe...then he would have rushed out on his munch break and bought new shoes! ahahahaha I can picture it so clearly.
Yours sounds like a trooper...poor fellow limping along...
Great card to commemorate the story!!! Love it to bits!

Cathy said...

Great story Mrs A. and great card to boot (heehee) Cathy x

Di said...

Soooo funny Mrs A! And your card is adorable too :)

Hugs, Di xx

Taniaj Scott said...

Great card, lovely cute image. Thank you for joining us on
our Fur & Feather challenge at Artistic Inspiration hugs Tania xx DT

MaryH said...

Love your stories! What a grand one to go with your so cute mousie. (Gosh,I bet Doc felt foolish when you showed him the mouse he'd been walking around with!). Great coloring on your mouskin, and perfect sentiment. TFS - Laughing Hugs.

Za ovinkom said...

I love the sweet image, pretty papers and fabulous shape.

Thank you for joining our Animal Love Challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls.
Jasmina DT PND

Anonymous said...

lol love your story, made me smile. Love your card and great image. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie (Owner) xx

Ali said...

Oh this had me in stitches. It just sounds like something my other half would do. On the other hand it may be a useful idea if you have any shoes that are too big.
Ali x

Sassy said...

LOL... cute story. Sweet mouse and LO... thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I don't remember this! Of course I recognised the mouse instantly and had a bit of a giggle too. I love the mouse image on your card. x