Mouski and Katchmouski are a fantastically wild and kooky, one of a kind artist mouse and cat by Barbara Ann Bears
Katchmouski stands 12.5 inches( 31 cm) tall and is 11 inches (27 cm) sitting, her 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 cut and sewn that way. Mouski stands just 5 inches (12.5 cm) tall and is 4 inches (10 cm) sitting, his tail is 5 inches (12.5 cm) long.
As you can see in the final photo Katchmouski and Mouski are the best of friends, which is quite unusual for a mouse and cat. They have a shared love of creating mischief, havoc and mayhem, just running around playing games, what could possibly be more fun?
Katchmouski is mostly made from a very long, soft and fluffy, striped faux fur, there are stripes of magenta, vermilion, caramel and baby pink, Barbara has carefully cut these so that the stripes are symmetrical on her face, go all the way around her body, matching up on her arms and legs and even on her tail. Katchmouski's face is a very long cream mohair with a very pale pink backcloth, Barbara has loosely tied her beard together as she is an elegant lady cat and not a burly, scruffy tom cat. The backs of her ears are an even longer scarlet mohair which fans out from the edges of her head a little like flames. Katchmouski's footpads are made from a stripy animal print viscose.
Katchmouski has large, beautiful, glass cats' eyes (with oval pupils) which have been painted to go with her colouring and these have hand coloured eyelids. She has an impressive nose embroidered from individual threads to match her colours and a quizzical smile, she is stuffed with plastic pellets and polyester stuffing to make her a little heavier and more cuddly. Her tail has pipe cleaners inside it which means that you can change its shape a little.
Mouski is mostly made from a wonderful printed cotton fabric, it's a very dark purple with overlaid designs in magenta, green, orange, purple, cream, pink and lilac, these are laid out as a mixture of concentric rings and dots. The sides of his face are made from a very long lilac mohair with a dusky pink backcloth, and the top of his face is a similarly long blond mohair, as Malcolm is so small (although not for a mouse) this mohair is wildly long and if stretched out either side his whiskers span 5 inches (12.5cm). Malcolm's tummy is a dense, medium length mohair which Barbara has dyed in warm reds, pinks and orange. The fronts of his ginormous ears are purple ultrasuede and he has a long orange pipe-cleaner tail which is wrapped with lilac cotton thread which makes it thinner and more flexible. Mouski has hand dyed velvet paw pads.
Mouski 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. Mouski is stuffed with polyester stuffing with glass beads in his tummy which give him a little extra weight and squidginess.
Katchmouski is a wild and wonderful arty cat with a very sweet and mischievous personality. She loves to have fun playing with her little friend Mouski, you can rest assured that they (nearly) always play nicely together, Mouski might occasionally run up the curtains pursued by Katchmouski, or you might find Katchmouski 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 Katchmouski 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 Katchmouski is not a toy, she is an adult collectible and unsuitable for children under 14