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

Monday, 21 December 2015

Merry Mice!

Hello again - it's hard to believe it is almost Christmas, and the end of 2015 - which has been quite a year for most of us, I think...lots of changes and challenges!  But one thing that remains constant are the little mice - I still love designing and creating them, and fortunately it seems that many people out there love them.  I have received many emails and messages asking whether I sell patterns and/or kits for making the mice.  I don't, and currently have no plans to do that - but what I am planning for the New Year is to develop a craft book about the mice, with patterns for making them, and their many little accessories - illustrated with my watercolour pictures.  I think this would be a great book - now I just have to get a publisher to come on board! Will keep you all posted as to the progress of this project.

In the meantime wishing you a joyful, blessed and peaceful festive season - with a trio of merry Christmas mice!  Gail xx

Monday, 19 October 2015

Art-Full Living

Hi again after a bit of an absence!  I am excited in that today the new edition of Ideas magazine has come out (here in South Africa) - and it features not only some of my artwork, but also an article I wrote about creative living.  So I hope lots of you will take a look - and let me know what you think.  Don't forget my other blogs, either - mydeliciousyear.blogspot.com, and sweet-heart-home.blogspot.com.  If you want to contact me, my email address is still rosebudlane@gmail.com, and my phone number is 079-6244549.
Enjoy a colourful and blessed week.....Gail xxx

Monday, 3 August 2015

Another blog!

Hi again - just wanted to let everyone know I have a new blog, called Sweet Heart Home - it will feature my artwork and other designs, and also food/recipes, basically all the things I love.  The mice will continue to be featured on this blog.
So..enjoy! Until next time....Gail xx

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

The Happy Sweetheart Mice!

Hello again - as promised I am actually trying to post more regularly on the blog!  Today I have a picture of a little wedding couple - the Sweetheart Mice!  They were such fun to make - I particularly love her little lace veil and his top hat!  I was asked to make them for a friend's daughter - but I hope to get more orders for them, as they are just delightful to work on. ( If you want to order mice just send me an email to rosebudlane@gmail.com and I will come back to you.) I have also started several boards on Pinterest, until my name, Gail Bussi.
Enjoy! And I hope to be back soon with more additions to the mice family.
Blessings to you all.....
Gail xx

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Hi to all...I cannot believe it is now well over a year since I last posted anything on my blog.  It has been a difficult journey over the past 18 months, culminating in the sudden death of James, my partner, just before Christmas last year.  But life must go on, and I am trying to remain strong and positive, as he would have wished!

I am starting to make mice again, and have developed some new characters, which I will showcase on this blog, and also on my Facebook page.  I also have some other plans for the mice, including cards, calendars, fabric designs and - hopefully! - a children's book featuring Camomile, the little teapot mouse.

This is Billy, who is great friends with all the birds and loves to make birdhouses for them

Enjoy and be safe... I hope to be back soon with more little creatures!

Angel blessings to you all...