Sunday, 8 August 2010

Lady Mouse, Beatrix Potter


This delightful character made her appearance in the book The Tailor of Gloucester first published in 1903. The Tailor of Gloucester was Beatrix Potter's own favourite among all her books. The story is set in "the time of swords and periwigs and full-skirted coats." While toiling in his shop one Christmas season, the Tailor looked up from his work to see a lady mouse dressed in finery peeking around a cup on the sideboard! She shyly curtsied before hopping down and disappearing under the wainscot."

I love the detail on Lady Mouse, she was a joy to knit up.