Gnome & Fairy Dolls (Page 2)

If we seemed to have been rather elusive this week, its because we’ve been hard at work creating our Spring Gnomes for Wee Hands. Look for the tutorial in the next day or two.I always feel like I’m bragging, but I love the colors and designs on these little… I mean BIG guys! They were also very cooperative for theRead More →

When I was working on the Paperclay Leaves last week, I was absent-mindedly rolling some of the cut-away clay in my hands. Before I knew it, the blob was shaped into a peg form. Well, it took me about 3 seconds to decide to make some gnomes. What a shocker,Read More →

I’ve had a very busy week and Michelle has been doing a great job of holding down the fort. I do have a couple of things to share this week. First, a couple of weeks ago, one of our readers shared an Etsy shop with us on Facebook, specifically the artist’s littleRead More →

Wander back a few days and read the first couple of paragraphs of the post I had on reusing craft designs. Here, is yet another way to use our little gnome. Follow the basic directions there except use the pattern found HERE. The biggest difference, is you will be placing the pattern on aRead More →

The other day I shared our latest gnomes… the Old World Wooden Gnomes. In the past we’ve made Peg Gnomes, Knit Gnomes, Sewn Baby Gnome Dolls, and Michelle even designed Gnome Pillow Panels that you can buy from Spoonflower to sew and stuff. So, it only seems natural that we would eventually have gotten around to making wooden gnomes 🙂 NOTE: ForRead More →

  Part 1 can be found HERE.   Part 3 can be found HERE. Here are the next two gnomes in our Big Gnomes for Little Hands series. For instructions on how to make these “big guys”, check out the tutorial HERE. The actual pattern for our Sun Gnome andRead More →

I have always been fascinated by unique collective nouns. For instance, did you know a group of mice is called a “mischief”? Sounds about right, doesn’t it?  Or that dolphins travel in pods? Other names are band, horde, tribe, and coalition. (For a bunch of animal collective nouns, check out this list.) When IRead More →

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 littleRead More →

Materials: people turnings (wooden pegs) (2 3/8" x 7/8") felt pieces craft glue pattern Important Note: People turnings (wooden pegs) are not all created equal. Even pegs bought from the same company can be slightly different. I highly suggest you make a copy of the pattern, cut it out of paper, andRead More →

It’s Christmas and I can guarantee you, little gnomes are waiting for a visit from Santa Gnome. Here’s our version to join in the Holiday fun! Materials: Wool felt pieces 6 strand embroidery floss or pearl cotton “fluff” for pompom (this can be roving, yarn or cotton balls) stuffing forRead More →

I don’t know about your house, but around here, you can NEVER have enough gnomes! Meet Willow… Pixie’s new friend. I made Willow this morning using a doll panel I designed and had printed at Spoonflower. (These are available for sale at Spoonflower if anyone is interested.) They are super easy to make,Read More →

Materials: 3 colors wool felt pieces – one should be green for leaves 6 strand embroidery floss People turnings (wooden pegs) – We buy our wood turnings from Casey’ Wood Adults 2 3/8″ x 7/8″ Children 1 11/16″ x 5/8″ Craft glue Pattern for Flower Fairies Pattern for Flower BudRead More →