Thursday, April 17, 2014
Sheriff Rupert Thibideau measures 12 1/2" tall.
He is made from stuffed, painted and stained muslin, which I've sanded to give him a worn look. He is my own original design.
His vest is made of wool, held together by rusty safety pins, rusty wire and rusty bells.
The edges of his vest are blanket stitched.
Rupert's hair and mustache are wool, attached by a felting needle.
Rupert's hat is made from painted muslin. His eyes are hand stitched and his tail is jute.
PRICE: $22.00 + shipping
Rupert's Background: He's a French mouse from Texas whose ancestors date back to the 1600's. Rupert's surname is derived from the French personal name Theobald meaning bold or brave. An ancestor on his mother's side was said to have been a Constabulary in France under King Francis I. Thus, Rupert was destined to become an official protector and keeper of peace between mice and cats.