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Title: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: 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. :)
What do you think?


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: jv.catlady on June 12, 2011 01:18:10 PM
OMG it's so cute. LOVE IT  :)


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: Lionne on June 12, 2011 01:27:38 PM
Sooooo cute! ^^


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: LimeRiot on June 12, 2011 01:30:10 PM
Absolutely adorable!!!! Does the mouse still work well when it's in its cat outfit?


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: barbie820 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?


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: Kaseyana on June 12, 2011 02:32:52 PM
Cute. I wish I wasn't using a trackpad. :(


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: Burningrubber on June 12, 2011 03:30:43 PM
It is so cute!!!! OMG! Want!


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: TrudyWoo 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.   :D  Awesome job!


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: raeraethejetplane on June 12, 2011 05:01:43 PM
It is so cute!!!! OMG! Want!
Cute. I wish I wasn't using a trackpad. :(

I would like to echo these words! This is so amazing!


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: pesky pixie 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!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: themuppet on June 12, 2011 09:11:00 PM
SO adorable!  Awesome job! 


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: Kitiza on June 12, 2011 09:29:41 PM
Thank you, everyone!  ;)

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.  :-\  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?
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=360081.0
Ooh, your mice look wonderful! And you can use the scroll wheel also.  :)
I'm afraid if my cat met them he would try to eat them just like he ate my poor mouse...  :P


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: rrrat on June 13, 2011 02:25:46 AM
Ah, sooo cuuute :)


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: ScrappySue on June 13, 2011 05:34:37 AM
seriously adorable!
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Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: LupitaS on June 13, 2011 06:02:36 AM
This is one of the most genius things I've ever seen :D


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: RaraAvis on June 13, 2011 11:41:40 AM
Funny and so cute! Great job! :D


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: annoyinglittlegirl on June 13, 2011 01:48:53 PM
Haha this is such a cute idea :)


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: EllaRain on June 14, 2011 08:19:50 AM
Just makes me giggle. So cute


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: Kitiza on June 14, 2011 09:39:04 AM
Thank you! I'm really happy you like him. :)


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: Sunflower-Chan 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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Post by: Artisan82 on June 14, 2011 12:53:56 PM
LOVE This!  Such a clever (and cute) idea.  It's perfect. Excellent idea, and awesome execution!
Rocked!


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: kcartwright856 on June 14, 2011 01:25:16 PM
Oh, neat! I want one!!!


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: prettymuchyeah on June 14, 2011 02:25:56 PM
great idea!  You did an awesome job   :D


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: infinitelyjen on June 14, 2011 02:49:43 PM
ADORABLE. ^__^


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: slothmuffin 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!


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: Subee on June 14, 2011 06:36:43 PM
I love, love, love it! Any chance of a pattern???


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: silentblair on June 14, 2011 08:58:49 PM
So rockin' cute!


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: Kitiza on June 14, 2011 10:39:56 PM
Thank you!  :)

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.  :-\ I could try to make some sort of small guide at some point when I have time, though.


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: Cherry48 on June 15, 2011 02:51:39 AM
LMAO this is to awesome and adorable!  ;D


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: esarina on June 15, 2011 02:51:59 AM
Love it!


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: sizar on June 15, 2011 09:33:13 AM
wow  it is so nice !!


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: MissMercurial 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).


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: Kitiza 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. :) You can find the guide here from my blog (http://www.toinenkerros.fi/index.php/en/blog/63-when-cat-ate-the-mouse).

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. :) And of course I would love to see how your cats turned out to be also!


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: tagisforcats on June 26, 2011 02:50:11 PM
Thank you for writing out a guide! You should post it on Ravelry ;) I am definitely going to to make some  :D


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: d3v14n7 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 :)


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: just1morestitch on July 02, 2011 08:14:39 PM
That is too cute!  You are so talented. :)


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: Kitiza on July 02, 2011 11:13:44 PM
Thank you everyone! :)


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: abbeyrd83 on July 04, 2011 08:03:46 AM
so cute! love it!


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: Jaywesome on July 05, 2011 08:03:47 AM
That's so awesome :'D  what an awesome idea! :3


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: WVUAlesha 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.


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: Kitiza 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...  :-\ In case you figure it out then please share! :D


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: crochetedkitten on July 09, 2011 11:59:12 AM
So adorable. 


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: mcdaou 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.
thanks


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy*
Post by: Kitiza 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. :)
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).


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy* (Tutorial included)
Post by: Pensive on October 22, 2011 09:58:31 PM
That's so adorable and whimsical! Love it!


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy* (Tutorial included)
Post by: hookinmouthcrochet on March 28, 2012 10:19:42 AM
That is so creative, I definitely have to make one of these!


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy* (Tutorial included)
Post by: Oath Keeper on April 01, 2012 09:05:00 PM
Lol oh my gosh that is to cute!!!


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy* (Tutorial link included)
Post by: LadyMcNally on September 27, 2016 03:22:07 PM
No tutorial-anywhere. Where can I find it? Oh well, that was the sole reason for registering to this site and she says there is no tutorial. Bait and switch- I'm outta here but Thank you.


Title: Re: The cat ate my mouse! *pic heavy* (Tutorial link included)
Post by: ThatLittleGypsyGirl on October 08, 2016 06:08:03 PM
This is such a cute idea for decorating  your mouse and brings a new meaning to a cat ate my mouse.