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Saturday, 22 October 2016

Back at the beach!

Another long gap between posts - been a difficult and busy few months since my dad's passing in May, but things are slowly coming together and I have just moved back to the coast - my favourite place, Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.  So happy to be back here!  And now, hopefully, I will get back to my various creative pursuits, including a new cookbook and more mice - maybe a couple of seafaring or fishing ones!

I also recently completed work on a craft book featuring the mice, which will be published in France by Editions de Saxe - hopefully in spring, 2017, all going well.  This book will be available worldwide - I think! - but obviously in French only at this stage.

Hopefully be back to write more soon, in between some sunbathing on the beach!

Gail xxx

Monday, 28 March 2016

Great news!

Hello again - after a fairly long silence!  Well, at least I can say I have been busy - lots of new little mice to show on this blog.  The good news is that the beautiful magazine 'Daphne's Diary' is going to be doing a story about me and my various creative endeavours later this year - including the mice!  So that is something to look out for.  I am also continuing to work on my two books featuring the Mice of Rosebud Lane - the craft book, and also the children's book, Camomile's Teapot, with recipes and watercolour illustrations - see the image below!  Enjoy and talk soon...Gail xx

Monday, 21 December 2015

Merry Mice!

Hello again - it's hard to believe it is almost Christmas, and the end of 2015 - which has been quite a year for most of us, I think...lots of changes and challenges!  But one thing that remains constant are the little mice - I still love designing and creating them, and fortunately it seems that many people out there love them.  I have received many emails and messages asking whether I sell patterns and/or kits for making the mice.  I don't, and currently have no plans to do that - but what I am planning for the New Year is to develop a craft book about the mice, with patterns for making them, and their many little accessories - illustrated with my watercolour pictures.  I think this would be a great book - now I just have to get a publisher to come on board! Will keep you all posted as to the progress of this project.

In the meantime wishing you a joyful, blessed and peaceful festive season - with a trio of merry Christmas mice!  Gail xx

Monday, 19 October 2015

Art-Full Living

Hi again after a bit of an absence!  I am excited in that today the new edition of Ideas magazine has come out (here in South Africa) - and it features not only some of my artwork, but also an article I wrote about creative living.  So I hope lots of you will take a look - and let me know what you think.  Don't forget my other blogs, either -, and  If you want to contact me, my email address is still, and my phone number is 079-6244549.
Enjoy a colourful and blessed week.....Gail xxx

Monday, 3 August 2015

Another blog!

Hi again - just wanted to let everyone know I have a new blog, called Sweet Heart Home - it will feature my artwork and other designs, and also food/recipes, basically all the things I love.  The mice will continue to be featured on this blog.
So..enjoy! Until next time....Gail xx

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

The Happy Sweetheart Mice!

Hello again - as promised I am actually trying to post more regularly on the blog!  Today I have a picture of a little wedding couple - the Sweetheart Mice!  They were such fun to make - I particularly love her little lace veil and his top hat!  I was asked to make them for a friend's daughter - but I hope to get more orders for them, as they are just delightful to work on. ( If you want to order mice just send me an email to and I will come back to you.) I have also started several boards on Pinterest, until my name, Gail Bussi.
Enjoy! And I hope to be back soon with more additions to the mice family.
Blessings to you all.....
Gail xx

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Hi to all...I cannot believe it is now well over a year since I last posted anything on my blog.  It has been a difficult journey over the past 18 months, culminating in the sudden death of James, my partner, just before Christmas last year.  But life must go on, and I am trying to remain strong and positive, as he would have wished!

I am starting to make mice again, and have developed some new characters, which I will showcase on this blog, and also on my Facebook page.  I also have some other plans for the mice, including cards, calendars, fabric designs and - hopefully! - a children's book featuring Camomile, the little teapot mouse.

This is Billy, who is great friends with all the birds and loves to make birdhouses for them

Enjoy and be safe... I hope to be back soon with more little creatures!

Angel blessings to you all...