Hickory Dickory Dock…

Goodness gracious… can it really be Sunday evening again?  This last week has galloped by with so much going on, but it’s had a great finale with a delicious Mothering Sunday lunch with a lovely son!

Between the grey clouds and drizzle over the last few days (there’s nothing like a drought warning to bring the rain on) I captured a little springtime loveliness in the garden…

I’ve enjoyed getting to know a few of you a little better over the last week through the Planet Penny Cotton Club emails.  As the pink parcels have been arriving at their destinations I’ve been getting great feedback and I’m really looking forward to seeing some of your creations. Don’t forget to link up your blog if you have one via the PPCC page, and if you don’t there is a Flickr Group where you can upload photos.  I’ve been wondering about a Ravelry Group too, but I think I need to get together with a couple of other members to set one up, let me know what you think.  It might be a good way for people to contact one another…

Anyway, it’s not too late to join in and get your own ‘pink parcel’.  All the details are here, and do email me with any queries, I try to respond as soon as possible.

The Rainbow Mice have proved enormously popular.  I put the picture from this post on my UKHandmade page and UKHandmade put it on their Facebook page where it was the first picture ever to get over 100 likes!  I’ve been puzzling over the best way to display them and last week bought a wire wreath base from the florists.  I covered the wire with crochet because it was a bit shiny and noticeable and then attached the mice all round and hung it on the wall…

…but then I had another thought, went off to the studio and found my very cheap Ikea clock and Hey Presto!…

…don’t know what’s going to happen at one o’clock though!

It’s time to wend my way to Wendy now, over on 1st Unique Gifts where she is hosting this week’s Handmade Monday.  Do follow the link to find out what every one else has been up to over the last few days.

I’ll be back soon! xxx

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39 thoughts on “Hickory Dickory Dock…

  1. Liz

    I think you have a winner there with your mouse clock. Maybe you could sign a deal with IKEA??????? It really lifts their original version.

    It is really sweet.


  2. Jill

    The clock is such a good idea – you have used such gorgeous colours. Love the flowers you have photographed – springtime is lovely. We have Pulmonaria too and I think they are so lovely. Hope you have a good week

  3. Miaou

    lol, the clock is inspired! It was the picture of your mice on Pinterest that led me to your blog, and in fact I have blogged about this just today :o)

  4. Rachel

    You make me laugh! I think you’re a bit nutty. ;-p

    I’d like a mouse clock too…better get making. Still waiting for the print monkey to do his stuff though!

  5. Marigold and the Goatmother

    I think you need to make another mousie wreath and crochet a little piece of swiss cheese and hang it in the center. 🙂 Love those mousies! And love your garden shots! They make me feel like that might actually happen here some day. The Pulmonaria is one of my favorites because I love that blue/pink thing it has going on and the cheery spots on the leaves.

  6. Wendy

    Wow – I love your rainbow of mice, and the clock in the middle is just perfect! Thanks for the uplifting spring flower photos too xx

  7. mcrafts

    What a great idea for the mice! They look so good in the different colours. The flower pics are lovely too! Very spring like. Mich x

  8. Sprinkles Crafting

    The mice are so beautiful and look great around the clock! The wool is stunning I really want some but keep having to resist as I’ve spent a bit to much on crafts at the moment 🙁 Glad you had a lovely mothers day with your son!

    Samantha x

  9. Christina

    I have been in love with the mice ever since you first posted about them. I love the clock idea…now I am just going to have to make those mice LOL

  10. Caroline

    I love the clock Penny, would look so good in a nursery or to brighten any room. Your flowers are stunning

  11. Helen

    The mice are gorgeous, what fabulous colours! And they look geeat around the clock. Bet that wousld make a great gift! I love visiting your blog as it is always so colourful!

  12. Micro G

    The clock is simply enchanting. I will be making a concerted efforts to catch up on your posts this week and read all about your pink parcels etc. I am enjoying the liveliness of your blog, it doesn’t stand still for a moment. Following you through Bloglovin now by the way. All the best, gx

  13. Faith

    What lovely springy pics, we were out walking yesterday and saw lots of wild spring flowers, but my garden is still a little on the slow side to wake up.

    The clock mice are really clever….every time I see your cotton I get sorely tempted, but I know I have other things I should be doing!! It’s always the way isn’t always tempted by the next project!

  14. RosMadeMe

    Those colours are simply thrilling… I think you should think about going into business with Wendy and then you could capture the nursery market 🙂

  15. Pickle-LIly

    Your mice look great anywhere! Such lovely, lovely colours – if only I can learn to crochet !
    Jo x

  16. Butterfly Blossom

    This clock is amazing!! I loved the mice from the other week and love seeing what you decided to do with these beauties. I’d find myself always looking at the time if I had this on my wall 🙂

  17. Mrs. Micawber

    Penny, the clock is brilliant. I love their little tails.

    A Ravelry group could be fun – I have yet to join any but I would join this one for sure.

    The flowers are beautiful. I’ve never heard of the second one.

  18. Handbagsbyhelen

    I love those mice. First saw them on ukhandmade – congrats on making their front page. Lovely photos from the garden too.

  19. Teje & Nero

    Hi Penny! I wish there were all those cute mice sitting aroung my Ikea clock, too! They are the best and your idea is really good!
    Hugs to Higgins! He had so lovely spring walk!
    x Teje & Nero

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