This is a project Strapping Young Lad and I did together to make a birthday gift for one of his gal friends.
The mouse "pattern" came from a book. We made one for his friend, and then I thought that a whole family of mice would be best, so we kept going.
Strapping Young Lad's varied stitches lend a certain charm, I believe. He enjoys "stuffing" them, the most.
This is the book that we got the mouse-idea from. It's a nice book and I like it because Strapping Young Lad spends time leafing through it and it inspires him to create, even out of the scope of the projects in the book.