Hi..my name is Gail and I love to write, paint and make things...especially my little handstitched mice!

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

A special offer!

Hello to all.  This is just a short post, regarding a special offer I am making for my retail customers during the month of April.  If you order three mice, the third is half price - this offer applies to orders from anywhere in the world, in different currencies.  You can order any of the mice in my catalog, and also the two new little ones - Miss Bobbin and Thabiso - that have been showcased on this blog recently.
If you don't yet have an online catalogue, please send me a email and I will gladly send one to you - my email, once again is rosebudlane@gmail.com.  Hope to hear from lots of you, as so many people seem to love my little mice.
Enjoy the rest of your week, and be happy!
Gail xx

Monday, 25 March 2013

Miss Bobbin

Hello to all.  Just a quick post, to show one of my newest little mice, Miss Bobbin.  I was originally asked to create her as a special order for a customer, but she turned out so cutely that I have decided to add her to my product line.  She's wearing a little peach shawl and matching patchwork fabric dress in this picture, but she is also available in antique blue, or dusky pink.
I am planning a special offer on mice during the month of April, so watch this space, and also a giveaway on this blog for people who leave a comment - so let me know what you think!
Have a happy week and keep smiling.
Gail xx

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Another Angel!

   Hello to all!  Since I last wrote a local magazine in South Africa, called Ideas, published a little piece about the mice, and I have had so many lovely emails about them (as well as orders for mice, which is great!)  I am not sure if the magazine is available in other countries or not, but I am certainly very happy with the response I have received.  I have sent samples of the mice to various magazines in the UK, but sadly have not had any feedback from them.  This is something I find difficult, but will probably have to get used to - and grow a thicker skin!  There are, obviously, so many wonderful handcraft products out there, and so one has to just keep trying!
   I do however have another new outlet, an online store called www.fromtheheartemporium.co.za - several of my mice are available through this store, and I am happy to give a quote for international shipping for customers not in SA.
   In between I continue to work on my books/illustrations - and designing new mice.  The angel mice are very popular - so I have created a colourful African angel mouse, called Thabiso - her name is Zulu, and means 'one who brings joy', just right for an angel. 
   If you have read and enjoyed my blog, please leave me a comment - I would love to hear from you!  Hoping everyone is having a lovely and peaceful week so far. . . with love from Gail xx