Archive for August, 2019

New Items at The Calico Mouse

I’ve added some new Christmas angel designs to my Etsy shop. My biggest seller is the Sparkling Lace Angel Tree Topper.


This angel takes more than 9 hours to create! Machine stitched with almost 270,000 stitches. The organza she is stitched on has flecks of silver the catch the light and sparkle. It’s hard to capture with the camera.

I try to keep her in stock, and I’m working now to increase my supply on hand. I sell at least 20 of these each year. If you are interested, order early!


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I am still loving my Dryer balls. I can now choose what my clothes will smell like by my choice of essential oils. Lavender is my favorite. I just add 1-2 drops of essential oil to each ball in the dryer when I put the laundry in the washer. I also have a steam cleaner for my floors. Now I can just throw the cleaning pads in the washer since I don’t use fabric softener. The directions say not to wash them with fabric softener. HA they are right. I tried that once, and the next time I cleaned the kitchen floor, it became a sort of skating rink! The steam released the fabric softener … all over the floor.

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