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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Doctor Who in Watercolours

Naomi and I are working on writing a set of children's books featuring the little mice from our store. As I would love to illustrate the books myself I have been teaching myself watercolours (I have only worked in Oils in the past) Instead of keep all my paintings in a sketchbook I thought you might enjoy the chance to own some of my original paintings, which - if the books should become popular - might be worth a bit in a few years time. So I am listing them in our shop

This little guy is my first attempt at a proper watercolour painting, so he's a bit special - I picked the Doctor Who mouse to paint because I have an incurable crush on David Tennant, and this little guy is almost as cute as the actor he represents. To learn more about the painting and to see the listing click HERE

I hope you like him! x Anna

Monday, January 17, 2011

Win a Mouse!

Every Month we give you the
chance to win a FREE MOUSE
from The House of Mouse

The winner will receive 
a $35.00 gift voucher
to spend in our store as their prize!

To enter this months giveaway all you need to do is
leave a comment under this post
telling us about your favourite mouse or mice
from The House of Mouse

(you can choose more than one)


You can also visit our flickr page
to see every design we have ever made!

This competition is open to everyone!
Our shop is international, we will ship to anywhere in the world.

The winner will be announced on February 17th
Good luck!

Competition closed. 
Winner to be announced soon!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

We're Baaaaaaack!! (and for a while there we weren't sure we would be)

After a lovely and restful holiday, Naomi and I were raring to get started again!

Unfortunately the Dutch Postal company that I use had other ideas. They have increased their shipping prices by up to as much as 70% on January 1st 2011 (not a very nice New Years present). Effectively making it impossible for me to ship small packages of mice from here in Holland, as very few people would want to pay $22.50 to ship one little mouse. We thought we were doomed (well, I did. Naomi is much better at being positive!). Especially after talking to the other postal services and discovering their prices are even worse.

Finally we found a solution. From now on I will ship my stock in large batches to Naomi, who lives in the UK. She will then mail out the mice when the orders are made.

This does mean that we will no longer be able to make orders as they come in, as some designs only I can make. We will have to wait until the stock is made and is in the UK before we can list them, which is a shame. But it does mean that shipping prices for you - our customers - have actually gone down as British Royal Mail prices are much more reasonable.

Naomi and I have plans for New Things this year that would not be affected by shipping costs. So we are taking this ridiculous shipping cost increase as a sign we need to focus even more on our new direction.

We wish you all a very Happy New Year!
Anna and Naomi

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

In Holland, at the stroke of midnight on New Years, everyone sets of Fireworks. You can see them in every direction for hours. Declan loved watching them for the first time. Happy New Year everyone! We hope all  your dreams come true in 2011.

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