I know Britta must be thinking... why would a perfectly lovely lady (me) knowingly encourage leprechauns to run amuck in the Thicket? Well.... because at heart, I think we all have a little leprechaun in us, especially at this time of year! So, I would like to introduce you to our little Gnome Leprechauns. And, yes, we do have multiple leprechauns in The Thicket, although it seems the ring leader of the group is this feisty little lad named Ronan. Ronan and his cohorts are country leprechauns, donning modified gnome hats, unlike the top hats and bowlers often seen on city leprechauns. (For those in the know... it looks a lot like a Gandalf or Sorting Hat :)
If you dare, you can make your own leprechaun... but be warned, Wee Folk Art accepts no responsibility to the havoc they may wreak! You can get the directions HERE or with our Free Patterns. Read more
Bug was so right when he said our gnome house needed a Santa! Here is our version of Santa Gnome, along with his sack of goodies for all wee gnome children! Following our basic Waldorf Style Gnome directions, I created Santa, with a few variations. Since these are super fast to make, you can still find time to throw one together for Christmas morning! The pattern for the Santa Peg Gnome can be found HERE or with our FREE patterns. Enjoy!
We would be remiss is we didn't share a Santa... Wee Folk Art style. Here is our little Gnome for the Holidays Applique Block. I started with our basic Gnome Applique Block, increased the pattern by 200%, added a beard (there is great swirly detail in the beard that is hard to discern in the photo) and dressed him in a Santa suit. This morning Bug told me we needed a Santa in the gnome house. "You're right" I said. I was thinking about some of the changes I would make to the basic Wooden Peg Gnomes, and then thought I should include the design in an applique block. Unlike most of our applique blocks that are 6" x 6", this little guy is 6" x 12". He can easily be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. I'm thinking if enlarged, it would make a great banner! The pattern for the Gnome for the Holiday Applique Block can be found HERE or with our FREE appliques. Enjoy!...Read more
The other day I was thinking about appliqueing a gnome onto something I was making. It occurred to me, that I never created a gnome applique block! How could this be? Somehow, I felt strangely remiss in my duties! I have since rectified the situation, and present to you our Gnome Applique Block. I made it to fit on our 6" x 6" blocks, but it can certainly be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. Actually, I'm thinking of setting it as a large center block in a baby's quilt, with the four corners having smaller gnomes. The Gnome Applique Block pattern is available here. Enjoy!
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