Hearthside Stories and Wee Folk Adventures

  Here is the tutorial, as promised, for our Gnome Bunk Beds. To read the story “Britta’s Dilemma :: A Gnome Thicket Adventure”, just click HERE! Materials: 1″ x 6″ x 12″ wood – I used pine two branches – 1″ x 8″ 2 pieces 3/8″ x 1″ dowel rodRead More →

Few things can make a gnome get a rumbly in his tumbly faster than the smell of fresh mushrooms sauteing in a frying pan. Axle thinks Britta should add mushrooms to just about everything she makes. Because Britta shares his love for mushrooms, she’s willing to cook them as long as heRead More →

The children in The Thicket always look forward to the approaching summer months. This means the days themselves grow like weeds, with more hours of daylight allowing for more hours of fun. But this also means, that at the close of the day, the wee ones are often allowed to sitRead More →

Britta awoke with mixed feelings. Today was St. Patrick’s Day, which meant the leprechauns would be leaving The Thicket for places unknown. “Perhaps, just perhaps”, she thought, “I may miss them just a wee bit.” But Britta was ready for the pranks to end and for order to be restoredRead More →

  The orignial blog for this project can be found HERE. It contains additional photos and information. Who doesn’t like a good book? Well, gnomes love the old traditions of sitting around a campfire and telling tales of adventure and folly. But, they also like curling up in easy chair at home, inRead More →

Britta woke early, ready to nurse the twins and start her day, but when she sat up in bed, she felt a strange, ticklish sensation on her cheek. When her eyes fully focused, she looked around the room. It looked like a giant spider had woven a web throughout the wholeRead More →

As Britta packed away the last of the Valentine decorations, she gave a heavy sigh. Britta, who’s plump cheeks were usually dimpled from her perpetual smile, was frowning. This was Britta’s least favorite time of year. It would be a few weeks before the flower fairies began to return to theRead More →

Every summer Britta and Axel, along with their children, leave the Thicket and head to the city to visit Britta’s sister, Greta and her family. When they go, Britta makes sure to bring gifts from the Thicket including acorn jam, dried mushrooms and toys for the children whittled from wood. In turn, GretaRead More →

There are 6 flower fairies frolicking among the flowers. Can you find them? Spring has hit the Thicket and the flower fairies have returned! Britta has been busy getting the house ready for the warmer months ahead. Over the next few weeks we will be sharing various projects for theRead More →

We have been working on something special to share with all of our readers for this holiday season. We have an adorable pair of Holiday Gnomes who will be celebrating the holidays with one of you. Enter to win Holly and Noel. There is a custom in the Thicket. EachRead More →