Saturday, 3 September 2011

Photo A Day - Day 15

A treasured childhood possession

There are a few items that I could have chosen but most have already been packed away for the up coming move - apart from a little mouse. 

I thought that I had lost her in a previous move and was so happy when I found her and ever since she has not been allowed out of my sight (she is very little):

She was handmade with tiny stitches and given to me by a Nun. Now I cant remember the name of the Nun but it was possibly Sister Joan Mary. What I can tell you is that she was from the Dominican Convent in Kelvedon (closed a long time ago and turned into apartments).

How did a Nun come to give me such a wonderful gift? Well mum was one of their cooks and on school holidays I would cycle or walk from our village to Kelvedon (about 3 miles - I was still at primary school) and I would spend time helping in the kitchen (well mainly sitting at a table drawing). The Nuns would spoil me, now I don't remember when I got it, but I have treasured it for over 20 years and yes you guessed it she inspired my logo.

So you can see just how little she is


  1. i wondered where the name came from, she is adorable and i can understand how much she must mean to you.

  2. What a little sweetheart. Reminds me of the little mice in Bagpuss.

  3. Aww, such a gorgeous mouse and such a beautiful story too, glad you found her again xx

  4. A cute little mouse and worth keeping.

  5. Absolutely LOVELY, what a gorgeous mouse, the details are awesome!! i am going to pin it, hope you don't mind :)

  6. Pin away :) - I just wish I could make one - keep looking and trying to work out how she's made but she is sooo tiny and I dont want to damage her while I work it out

  7. what a wonderful gift! and amazing workmanship too.xx


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