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Topic: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy* (Tutorial link included)  (Read 28958 times)
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Kitiza
« on: June 12, 2011 01:07:14 PM »

Today I came home from a walk and I noticed that my computer mouse had been eaten by a cat! So from now on I don't have a computer mouse but instead I have an orange computer cat. He looks really happy with the "tail" still coming out from his mouth.










I hated the way my computer's mouse looked like and that's why this challenge really inspired me to make a cozy for my mouse. This was a fun project even though it really wasn't easy. But at least now the mouse is much better looking than it was before. Smiley
What do you think?

EDIT: Want to make your own cat? Guide can be found here from my blog.
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2011 01:18:10 PM »

OMG it's so cute. LOVE IT  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2011 01:27:38 PM »

Sooooo cute! ^^
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2011 01:30:10 PM »

Absolutely adorable!!!! Does the mouse still work well when it's in its cat outfit?
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2011 02:18:20 PM »

I love him!
You did an awesome job.



PS: perhaps he'd like to meet with my retired mice some day?
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2011 02:22:40 PM »

very cute. how comfortable is it to use the mouse like that? do the buttons respond well?
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2011 02:32:52 PM »

Cute. I wish I wasn't using a trackpad. Sad
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2011 03:30:43 PM »

It is so cute!!!! OMG! Want!
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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2011 03:34:33 PM »

I just love how the cat's tongue is sticking out.  One of my cats always walks around with her tongue just barely poking out.   Cheesy  Awesome job!
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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2011 05:01:43 PM »

It is so cute!!!! OMG! Want!
Cute. I wish I wasn't using a trackpad. Sad

I would like to echo these words! This is so amazing!
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« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2011 08:04:38 PM »

That is so cute! What a great idea and I love the details with the tongue and stripes too. Great job!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2011 09:11:00 PM »

SO adorable!  Awesome job! 
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« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2011 09:29:41 PM »

Thank you, everyone!  Wink

Absolutely adorable!!!! Does the mouse still work well when it's in its cat outfit?

very cute. how comfortable is it to use the mouse like that? do the buttons respond well?

The cat feels actually quite comfortable and I tried to put the ears bit to the sides so that they won't bother while using it. And the buttons respond without any problems. The only problem is the scroll wheel. I tried leaving it open but it just looked like he had a bad cut in his head because of some accident or something.  Undecided  So I filled the gap and I think it looks much better now but this of course means that the scroll wheel is out of use. Oh well...

I love him!
You did an awesome job.



PS: perhaps he'd like to meet with my retired mice some day?
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=360081.0
Ooh, your mice look wonderful! And you can use the scroll wheel also.  Smiley
I'm afraid if my cat met them he would try to eat them just like he ate my poor mouse...  Tongue
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« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2011 02:25:46 AM »

Ah, sooo cuuute Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2011 05:34:37 AM »

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« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2011 06:02:36 AM »

This is one of the most genius things I've ever seen Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2011 11:41:40 AM »

Funny and so cute! Great job! Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2011 01:48:53 PM »

Haha this is such a cute idea Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2011 08:19:50 AM »

Just makes me giggle. So cute
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« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2011 09:39:04 AM »

Thank you! I'm really happy you like him. Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2011 11:35:14 AM »

Very Cute! ^.^  My husband happened to look over my shoulder and we both agree on the max cuteness!  Great Job!
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« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2011 12:53:56 PM »

LOVE This!  Such a clever (and cute) idea.  It's perfect. Excellent idea, and awesome execution!
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« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2011 01:25:16 PM »

Oh, neat! I want one!!!
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« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2011 02:25:56 PM »

great idea!  You did an awesome job   Cheesy
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« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2011 02:49:43 PM »

ADORABLE. ^__^
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« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2011 04:17:46 PM »

Best. Cat-mouse. Ever.  I love the curled-around tail and the sleepy eyes and the way you did the stripes.  I totally want one of these!
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« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2011 06:36:43 PM »

I love, love, love it! Any chance of a pattern???
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« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2011 08:58:49 PM »

So rockin' cute!
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« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2011 10:39:56 PM »

Thank you!  Smiley

I love, love, love it! Any chance of a pattern???

Unfortunately there is no pattern because I already noticed that the computer mice that I own are all a bit different shape.  Undecided I could try to make some sort of small guide at some point when I have time, though.
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« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2011 02:51:39 AM »

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« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2011 02:51:59 AM »

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« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2011 09:33:13 AM »

wow  it is so nice !!
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« Reply #32 on: June 16, 2011 02:54:24 PM »

SO adorable!

Would love some tips about how you designed it in general (eg. working with the many curves of a mouse). I simply must figure out how to make one of these for the significant other (comp sci major + obsessed with cats XD).
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« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2011 12:24:05 AM »

OK, finally I have a bit time so that I can write few things about how I made this cat. Smiley You can find the guide here from my blog.

I'm sorry if the tips are confusing... If you want to ask something specific feel free, though, and I will help the best I can.

Since the mice are all a bit different shape I suggest trying out different things. This was a trial and error project for me also and what worked for my mouse doesn't necessary work for the one you have. But if someone wants to make a "computer cat" for themselves I'll be happy to help if I'm able. Smiley And of course I would love to see how your cats turned out to be also!
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« Reply #34 on: June 26, 2011 02:50:11 PM »

Thank you for writing out a guide! You should post it on Ravelry Wink I am definitely going to to make some  Cheesy
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« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2011 06:31:12 AM »

This mouse cat (?) is totally awesome! I love the idea and it turned out so wonderful! I wish I had a computer mouse to do that to Smiley
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« Reply #36 on: July 02, 2011 08:14:39 PM »

That is too cute!  You are so talented. Smiley
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« Reply #37 on: July 02, 2011 11:13:44 PM »

Thank you everyone! Smiley
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« Reply #38 on: July 04, 2011 08:03:46 AM »

so cute! love it!
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« Reply #39 on: July 05, 2011 08:03:47 AM »

That's so awesome :'D  what an awesome idea! :3
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« Reply #40 on: July 06, 2011 10:06:35 AM »

I absolutely LOVE this - but I'd have to come up with a way to leave the scroll thing open.  I use it constantly.
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« Reply #41 on: July 06, 2011 12:09:13 PM »

I also wanted to leave the scroll open but I couldn't figure out how to make it look good that way...  Undecided In case you figure it out then please share! Cheesy
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« Reply #42 on: July 09, 2011 11:59:12 AM »

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« Reply #43 on: August 07, 2011 03:25:36 PM »

Hi,
would you like to share the pattern?
I love it and want to make one for my mouse and my daughter's.
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« Reply #44 on: August 07, 2011 08:17:28 PM »

I don't really have a pattern for this but I wrote some sort of a tutorial to the earlier comments on this thread. And if there are any problems with the guide you can always leave a post here or send me a PM and I'll help the best I can. Smiley
That reminds me that I should link the guide to the first post when I get back on computer (I'm using iPad for writing at the moment).
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« Reply #45 on: October 22, 2011 09:58:31 PM »

That's so adorable and whimsical! Love it!
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« Reply #46 on: March 28, 2012 10:19:42 AM »

That is so creative, I definitely have to make one of these!
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Lol oh my gosh that is to cute!!!
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