This year I'm featuring the classic Christmas poem, "Twas The Night Before Christmas" by Clement Clarke Moore, which I'll attempt (as best I can) to illustrate with dollhouse miniatures.
The poem, originally called "A Visit From Saint Nicholas," was published in the New York Sentinel on Dec. 23 in the mid-1800s.
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...
This adorable mouse in a teacup was made by Canadian Karin Foster from FIMO polymer clay.
The mouse was formed over tin foil. He has wire whiskers and was flocked with yarn. It's her first time flocking, she says. See more of Karin's work at her blog.
The little mouse even has a note to Santa! It reads: Dear Santa I have been a good mouse all yr. Pls bring me some Swiss cheese & a new cat detector.
Oops! Looks like another mouse found something better than sleep!
This little guy by Kiva Atkinson decided that the leftovers looked pretty good!)
* Photos: (Mini gingerbread house & miniature Christmas house by C. Verstraete)
** Next: Christmas in Miniature, Day 2
** Stop by each day and comment for a chance to win a plate of Christmas cookies made by me - in miniature, of course!
(congrats to winner Camille Minichino!)
* Check out my fun holiday story - "Christmas at the North Pole Compound" - see ebooks to buy.