Mouseterpiece and Houdini are a very playful, one of a kind artist mouse and cat by Barbara Ann Bears, in beautiful faux fur and mohair
Houdini stands 13 inches/33 cm tall and is 11 inches/27 cm sitting, his curly tail would be about 13 inches/33 cm long if it could be straightened out, but it's always going to be a curly tail, it was designed and sewn that way. Mouseterpiece stands just 5 inches/12.5 cm tall and is 4 inches/10 cm sitting, his tail is 5.5 inches/14 cm long.
As you can see in the photos Houdini and Mouseterpiece are great friends, they share a love of doing very little and waiting for food and entertainment, waiting for entertainment is better than them entertaining themselves though, you just have to watch a few 'Tom and Jerry' cartoons to see how badly that could be for your house.
Houdini is mostly made from a lovely soft beige animal print faux fur with very dark brown spots. The sides of Houdini's face and the backs of his ears are a very long black mohair and his tummy and the top of his nose are a long, fluffy blonde mohair. Houdini's footpads are made from gently coloured hand dyed velvet.
Houdini has large, beautiful, glass eyes which have been painted in gentle shades of green (like a cat's eyes) and these have hand coloured eyelids. He has an impressive nose embroidered from individual threads to match his colours and a quizzical smile. He is stuffed with plastic pellets and polyester stuffing to make him a little heavier and more cuddly. His tail has pipe cleaners inside it which means that you can change its shape a little, we have tucked it inside the sew in label in his back to stop it flapping about, we don't want him knocking over our cups with it as he's running about chasing Mouseterpiece....
Mouseterpiece is mostly made from a fairly long (very long on a little mouse), feathery sparse mohair that Barbara has dyed in soft browns and his tummy is a denser, curly mohair dyed in shades of beige and blonde. His face is made from a longer mohair dyed in a soft shade of terracotta. The fronts of his ginormous ears are made from a warm beige German wool felt, and the backs a dusky brown. He has hand dyed velvet paw pads that go perfectly with his mohair. Mouseterpiece has a long, flexible brown pipe-cleaner tail.
Mouseterpiece has beautiful hand painted eyes with hand coloured eyelids, an intricately embroidered nose sewn from individual threads to match his colouring and the sweetest smile. Mouseterpiece is stuffed with polyester stuffing with glass beads in his tummy which give him a little extra weight and squidginess.
Houdini is a wild and wonderful cat with a very sweet and mischievous personality. He loves to have fun playing with his little friend Mouseterpiece, you can rest assured that they (nearly) always play nicely together, Mouseterpiece might occasionally run up the curtains pursued by Houdini, or you might find Houdini looking under all your furniture, in your cupboards or rummaging through your bedding looking for his little friend, but that's a small price to pay for giving such delightful characters a home.
We will enclose photos with Houdini and Mouseterpiece and we are happy to put in a greetings card and gift tags, maybe a birthday card or one for another occasion, you can choose one from our greetings card page and let us know which card you would like.
As with all our bears and other animals Houdini and Mouseterpiece are not toys, they are adult collectibles and unsuitable for children under 14