Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Jackson Mouse Craft Kit Review

Today I have a kit review for you, the Jackson Mouse kit from the lovely people at Amazing Craft.
Jackson Mouse kit review
I was lucky enough to be given a toy making kit from Amazing Craft, in exchange for my honest review.
My kit was to make a cute little field mouse called Jackson.
If you order a kit in the post it comes in recycled packaging and a sweet little poem to explain. I think it's brilliant!
The kit comes in a lovely organza bag and contains pretty much everything needed to make the mouse. The only things I needed of my own were scissors and some pliers.
Jackson Mouse kit review
Jackson mouse is pretty tiny. He measures about 12cm standing up, and 10cm sitting down so the pieces to make him are pretty small.
Jackson Mouse kit review
You receive the paper pattern and fabric, so the first job is cutting it all out. Placement advice is in the instructions, just as well as I almost cut one leg piece with the fur going in the wrong direction! I used a water erasable fabric pen to mark my pieces and things like the dots for the joints.
Then it's just a case of handsewing it together. There is no way I could have used the machine to sew him up, I don't have that sort of control!
This took me 3 sessions of about an hour at a time. I was catching up on tv programs we had missed whilst on holiday so depending on the excitement of the programs I may have stitched more or less in each hour.
The face is just a little stitched nose and glass eyes which are provided.
Jackson Mouse toy kit review
The kit contains little cotter pins to give the mouse moveable joints so I needed my own pliers to secure them. It was a little bit fiddly but not difficult.
Jackson Mouse toy kit review
A fairly quick and super cute little make - though I do say so myself. 
Jackson Mouse toy kit review
Jackson Mouse toy kit review
Isn't he sweet? He has little metal beads in his body that give him a lovely weight too.
Jackson Mouse toy kit review
Amazing Craft advises not to use the glass eyes if you want to give this to a small child. I think he is more suitable for an older child or adult really anyway. Someone who will appreciate him and all the hard work that went into making him.
These kits retail at £25.00 or you can buy just the pattern and instructions for £6.99. Amazing Craft is a UK based company, they do ship the kits worldwide but it is quite pricey. The pattern is totally reuseable and they sell cotter pins and eyes very inexpensively so you could easily make more Jackson mice if you wanted to. They also have links on the website to video tutorials for the tricky bits which are really helpful.
All in all I'd say this is a great little kit. This one is suitable for someone who has some sewing experience but Amazing Craft have loads of other kits to choose from too. 
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Hello, I'm Julie. I love making things and this is where I share my enthusiasm.

11 comments:

  1. Such a cute little mouse! I can't believe how little he is. I love the long tail 😊

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    1. He is super cute isn't he? I love how he fits in my hand!

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  2. I think i will give this kit a go, i love him

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    1. It's a great kit with everything included and nice instructions. I think the added option of videos tutorials is nice too.

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  3. He is adorable! I can't believe how cheap the kit is!

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    1. I think it's good value when you think about what you get in there. The pattern only option is great too, especially if you have plenty of fabrics etc that you can use.

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  4. He is adorable and can see a row of these tiny creatures.

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  5. Oh he's so cute! I think its his big ears and beady eyes!

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  6. Aww, he is adorable. So sweet.

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays :)

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  7. He is Adorable, I love this Julie.

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  8. This little mouse is so adorable. I think these kits are the perfect Christmas gift for young teenage girls. Everything is included, I love this.

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