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Saturday, August 22, 2015

A Mouse Review for Race your Mouse Day

August 28 was chosen by Thomas & Ruth Roy of Wellcat.com to be Race Your Mouse (Around the Icons) Day.  They created the day just for fun as a way to entertain yourself while you are waiting for a page to come up on your computer.  This wacky holiday is aimed at your 'computer mouse', but there are a few other fun 'mouse' things we shall review here. 


The House of Sylvestermouse


Most people say “Eek!” if they see a 'mouse'. But the resident Mouse-in-the-House of Review This! is a special and much loved lady known as SylvesterMOUSE




Fitz & Floyd Charming Tails BRINGING HOME THE TREE Mouse Figurine Dean Griff NEW



Sylvestermouse created the blog you are enjoying reading ~ Review This!  Our MOUSE is a multi-talented writer who shares  stories, recipes, craft tutorials, and fun facts about fascinating animals.  She's a photographer and a crafter and a wonderful friend to many.  Check out her About Me page for a list of her fantastic and fascinating sites online.  My favorite is the HOUSE OF SYLVESTERMOUSE which includes links and stories about terrific items found in her Zazzle and eBay stores. The charming mouse figurine pictured above is an example of what she carries in the mouse corner of her eBay Mouse-House!

If you are curious how Sylvestermouse got her name, read her delightful story here. Yes, it involves a real-life mouse! 



Plush Toy Mouse

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Mindy the Plush Toy Mouse
Your author, Wednesday Elf, is a crochet crafter and sees most things in the form of plush animals.  Therefore, she had to make a plush toy 'mouse'.  Her name is Mindy (the Mouse), an Amigurumi-style toy mouse who measures 6 x 5 inches -- a nice roly-poly roundness that is just the right size for little hands to hold.  Babies love to grasp the ears and feet and use them for teething! 

Plush mouse can usually be found in Elf's Etsy Shop Coastal Crochet Crafts.  At the moment, the latest Mindy Mouse went to be a playmate for a little boy in New York, but check back soon for another crochet mouse (or request one from my Etsy Shop). 

 

A Mouse on the Table

 
Mouse Hot Pad
Mouse Hot Pad in Colorful Crochet

For a useful and unusual hot pad for your table, how about a hot pad in the shape of a Mouse.  It's sure to invite interesting dinner table conversation. 

Cute Kitchen Combo Set



Mouse Kitchen Combo Set
Crochet Mouse Hot Pad & Matching Potholder

The mouse hot pad is hand-crocheted in royal blue and red with yellow ears. It measures 10 inches long and 8 inches wide with a 6 inch tail. The hot pad is made double-thick of washable acrylic yarn. The body is blue, the face is red and the ears are yellow. Crocheted dark blue eyes and nose in yarn complete the features. A whimsical, happy-looking mouse for hot dishes on your table will be a novelty conversation piece.

The mouse hot pad comes with a matching blue and red potholder for your cooking chores. Crocheted of ombre yarn, the color pattern changes throughout. The back and the front have different designs. Potholder measures 6 x 7 inches.




How Did the Computer Mouse Get It's Name?


Douglas Engelbart created this special tool in 1968 to help people navigate graphics-filled computer screens.  The first 'mouse' was a small wooden block on wheels with a long cable sticking out of the back, making it look like a tail.  One of Mr. Engelbart's researchers called the tool a mouse ~ and the name stuck!  There are scientific and technical explanations for how this all works, but us ordinary computer-users are just happy that we can roam around our computer screens with a simple motion of the hand.  We'll leave understanding the technology to the experts! 



Logitech Computer Mouse


Today's computer mouse is so sophisticated that you don't even need a 'cord' (tail) anymore as the cordless mouse does the work for us through Wi-Fi. They come in a multitude of shapes, styles and colors for your enjoyment while you work and play online. 

Check out this review of a Wireless Computer Mouse here on Review This!










Have a fun 'Mouse' Day


So, put August 28 on your calendar to celebrate the many mice in our Mouseland Review and acknowledge Race Your Mouse Day!




Author: Wednesday Elf

Wednesday Elf can also be found at:

Crochet-Crafts-Critters Blog 
Coastal Crochet Crafts Etsy Shop
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