43 responses to “milkweed mice”

  1. kelly

    They’re so sweet and pretty real looking!

  2. Tammie

    I love this idea. You make me wish I had little ones (children) at home. But mine are grown up and on their own. I will be looking to you if I ever have grandchildren.

  3. The Magic Onions

    Too sweet!
    Love D

  4. Lisa

    Those really do look like real mice! I don’t think milkweed grows here.

  5. Melanie

    Those are almost too real-looking!

  6. andrea gutierrez

    oh, i am in love with these milkweed mice, yay lisa!!!

  7. Beegirl

    Adorable! Now I am wishing I had picked those milkweed pods at the river… sigh…

  8. Beth

    These little mice are absolutely enchanting! And very, very mouselike! Beth

  9. Earth Girl Knits (Emily)

    I LOVE them! Just yesterday I was deseeding some milkweed. I’m planning a natural wildflower rain garden for our house because we have no gutters. I had the fluff floating everywhere! Every time I moved, put something down, breathed, more would lift up and float. This was definitely not an inside project and I’ll have to finish it later today. Outside. 😛

  10. Jessica

    Lisa–Oh sad news! My lamb’s ear bows are curling up! Now perhaps they will still be pretty when dried…but right now the edges of the long strands are curling up!

    If you make these…perhaps you should put something on the long strands to essentially “press” them. Let me know how yours turn out–I might try to make more & “press” them…oh drat!

  11. Dawn

    Oh my, how cute!

  12. Teresa

    Those are so sweet!

  13. Amy

    How cute is that! :) Squeak, squeak!

  14. Mona

    Oh so cute mice you made! I’ve seen a lot of milkweed on american blogs, and we haven’t got any milkweed here. Annoying 😉 – Perhaps I should buy some seeds if that’s possible, and try if they could grow in my garden…

  15. Mama Rose

    Wow, at first glance they almost look like the real thing! Way to get crafty 😀
    Love the pic of kitty sleeping…too cute-lol!

  16. nicola@which name?

    oh my goodness! those are so cute! i wish we had milkweed here. i would make some for my mother-in-law’s cat for christmas!

    lisa, i replied to your zipper question on my blog in more detail than here (check out amy karol’s bend the rules sewing), but in short, i think some zippers are probably brutal, but i think in general, that might be a bad rumor. i am an intermediate sewer and so far so good. try it!


  17. Annie

    I had no idea what they were made from until you said. They looks so great!

  18. Jessica

    Love them…and love milkweed pods. My mom used to make tiny babies and place them, sleeping, in milkweed pods. I think she still has some hanging on the tree each year!

  19. Earth Mama

    I love how the milkweed plant has been quite a focus of attention in the blog nature lover’s world. Iseriously LOVE that plant! It is awesome that you are helping them grow and grow and grow. How I would love to have tons of these plants right in my backyard! I’m coming to visit! Your girls must have a blast going out and blowing milkweed seeds all over the place.

  20. Kat

    How creative – would have never thought of something like this!

  21. Anet

    Now this is just too cute!

  22. Karin

    Your hunter looks very motivated:)

    We have one cross-eyed guy who does a find job of catching the little critters that come into the house, and a princess who would never muss her paws with vermin.

  23. Patricia

    Around our house in Hungary, there are thousands!
    By Christmas we are there again. Then we have a tree full of mice!
    Luckily the cats stay home in the Netherlands;)

  24. Jane

    those are so cute!

  25. kristen

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen milk weed around here. I’ll have to ask around. This would be the perfect project for us. We just made a pumpkin like the one from the story Mousekin’s Golden House and we need a mouse! : )

    You are so creative – I wish we could hang out so some of it could rub off on me! Reading your blog is the next best thing. Have a great day!

  26. Debbie

    Lovely. I love milkweed. We have stuffed glass ornaments as well with the fluffy stuff. They look gorgeous on the tree. Happy Trimming! :)

  27. Becca

    Wow! These look great! I never would have guessed what they were made from.

  28. hillary

    those are amazing!

  29. Lise

    Oh, I love these…and your vase full of seeds. As a child, I thought the full pods, held stem side up, looked like parrots, and then peeled, looked like fish (all the brown seeds were scales). As an adult, I’ve enjoyed stuffing empty glass ornaments with the seeds–the oils on them reflect lights on the Christmas tree. A favorite of mine, too.

  30. Hip Mountain Mama

    These are adorable! And what a great use of material!!

  31. Robin

    so, so, sooooo cute!!! you know one of those could be a rat and look really cute on my tree :)

  32. Joy

    Elizabeth was looking over my shoulder as I read this and said “ooh, look, fairy seeds!” which is what she’s called milkweed seeds/silks forever. She totally wants to try making these mice. :)

  33. Shady Lady

    How very clever!!