I’m not sure if there’s something in the air this time of year but I find myself diving down the Maileg rabbit hole again for a second year in a row. Could it have something to do with being on lockdown (again) with a toddler? Or maybe it’s because Christmas is over, the lights are off and the tree has been put away and I need (really neeeeeed) something whimsical and beautiful in my life. Whatever the reason, I find myself spending far too much time sitting in front of my son’s mouse house and scrolling through all the spring/summer 2022 preorder websites. (No I haven’t ordered… yet!)

If you’re reading this it’s likely you know me from my Instagram account, @MousieHousey. I’ve been documenting my Maileg obsession since the fall of 2020 over there. Honestly it just gives me an excuse to play with “my son’s” mice and take pretty pictures. During these strange and stressful times it’s been a welcome hobby.

Today I was met with a moment of inspiration on a Maileg Facebook group that I’m a member of. Someone suggested that there should be a Maileg blog and the thought got stuck in my head. I have the wherewithal to set up a website pretty easily but I had to think about what I could bring to the Maileg community. I’m not the sort of person who makes up elaborate backstories for the mice, although who knows what’s possible. While I’m thinking about it, perhaps I should put a call out to find a guest contributor who can develop some wonderful Maileg mouse stories! But I digress, I can see myself discussing all the new beautiful items pre-release, sharing photos of items in our own collection, provide helpful size guides (we always need more of those), and just generally gushing about our shared love of all things Maileg.

Who knows where this journey will lead but I think it will be fun to find out and I’m glad you’ve made it this far with me.