Oh my goodness.
How cute are these little people?
I stayed up a bit past my bed time last night making them. I was getting very tired of checking everyone’s blogs I follow to see the loveliest of projects splattered all over their pages, while I struggle to find time to shower everyday. FYI, so far I have not had time yet today.
I saw similar gnomes at a friends house a few weeks ago, and thought they were adorable. I have been wanting to set up a Waldorf inspired nature table for the kids, but really wanted a large log instead of a table. And of course more available time to do such. But last night I made these two darlings, and today, we got ourselves a log.
The log is still sitting in the back of my car, I can’t move it. I will be waiting till the hubby gets home from work for this excavation. But the two little fellers look so at home on their new table. Now we can collect our joys of Spring to add to it from our daily adventures!
The felt gnome tutorial came from Wee Folk Art, and you can see it here.
I did not know how to blanket stitch, such a novice, so I got that tutorial from this video, all here for your convenience so you can make your own happy felt gnomes! They were fast and fun.
I am trying to stick to a Spring theme and make some for each season. I didn’t want them too bright, I mean, Spring starts this week, and there isn’t a lot of green or flowers around these parts yet. They will come.
The wind has really been on my mind lately too, hence the blue felt gnome with the brown trim. I did the brown trim to represent the trees as they are at the beginning of the season. The purple and yellow gnome represents the joys of the early crocuses.
Stay tuned for felt fairies, forthcoming for my little gal! Maybe one of my fairies will need to be daffodil inspired, my favorite of all the Spring blooms!
*Crafters tip: I got two of the wood pegs at Micheal’s for $1.99. I got a bag of 8 at Hobby Lobby for $2.99. Just FYI!Tweet