In Chinese calendar, 2008 is mouse year. We send the New Year's cards which were decorated with the picture of mice.
Why not make felt mouse?
Cutting. The tail and ears don't need seam allowance.
Sew the tail. You may use a cord as the tail.
Sew the back.
Sew up the body and bottom.
Put thick paper into the body.
Stuff and close.
Sew eyes with beads. Stitch whiskers.
Glue or stitch the ears to the head.