December 01, 2009

12 Days of Christmas in Miniature 1 - 'Twas The Night Before Christmas

Welcome to The 12 Days of Christmas in Miniature for 2009.

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

'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.


Katie said...

Love that mouse in the tea cup!! He's toooo cute!!!

Shelly said...

Oh Karin did a wonderful job for her first flocking! Absolutely adorable mouse!

Karin F. said...

thanks Chris. My mouse looks good. Just an update: he sold today so I'll have to make another as he had been promised to a lady in England.

pennyt said...

What adorable Christmas miniatures - and the food is all fat free!! smile..

Anne said...

What a fun way to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas ~ and to celebrate your talents as well as those of other miniaturists. Karen F ~ your mouse is darling and I especially love the note.


Anonymous said...

all of the minis are so inspiring and the mouse in the cup is too cute. Thanks for all the eye candy
Chris P.