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« on: September 02, 2008 10:50:48 AM »

I own a piece of kitchen equipment which I adore. It's a Spong 735/605 "versatile" slicer/mincer/grater. Oh my is it ever versatile alright!!! Circa late 60's early 70s and bought as a present for me by my friend Theresa from a local rummage sale for 20p (about $0.40) it is used on a nearly daily basis for slicing, grating or I add the micer head and mince things. I like mincing things.
I love that originally it was made in the town that I live in, about 15 mins away if I were to take a bus... the Spong factory is now a housing estate. How sad.

Anyway, I thought it would be nice to cozy it up a bit. it always looks so cold sitting there on my kitchen worktop and what better to have than a waving mouse?

My Spong was recently washed so I can't find the handle which was to form the mouse's tail Sad but here it is in its original glory (the yellow one on the right). My set has an orange nylon head.



And here is my SpongMouse, look! he's waving at you!



he is of crochet construction with British Safety Standard eyes and nose and pipecleaner arms wrapped in the same wool to match his body. I used pipe cleaners because A. I have some pink ones and B. I thought it would be funky to have posable arms.

side (see? he's missing his "tail" *sob)


and finally how he's fitted AND removable (you can also see where the "tail" would be too. dag my losing things!!!)


I@m going back into the kitchen now to stroke him some more. he's so soft.
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2008 12:30:19 PM »

Very charming!
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2008 12:47:01 PM »

OMG that is sooo cute!!
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2008 12:49:01 PM »

I love this! I should make a cat version for my Bosch!
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2008 07:12:54 PM »

Such a clever idea! And it makes it so attractive on the counter (now you need to cover something with a cat ....) Love it!
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2008 09:50:17 PM »

oh this is such a wonderful idea! he turned out so cute! if you find the handle you must post, whats a mouse without a tail?
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2008 11:35:00 AM »

I love the mouse! The first thing that I cozied when the contest came up was my kitchen machine which is even older than I am and looks even older. But I couldn't come up with something cute and fuzzy like you, all I was thinking was how cool it could be modded with some LEDs and stuff so I dropped the idea. It would have been too useful anyway because the machine needs cozying so badly. So you came up with something nice where I gave up, and I envie you no end! The mouse is really cute.
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2008 04:13:53 PM »

He's so cute! I love the posable arms!
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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2008 03:34:24 AM »

Awwww, that is really adorable! Except if I saw a real mouse on your counter I would not wave hello Wink
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2008 10:00:59 PM »

What a great way to hide a piece of kitchen equipment and turn in it into a cute, cuddly work or art for your kitchen counter. 
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