Friday, October 19, 2012

gnome friends

I did a little updating on my gnome friends. Here's what they used to look like.

 I'm now using boiled wool suiting for the leaves and stitching with my machine. I'm using a straight stitch, but on a stretch stitch setting. It makes 3 stitches instead of one and makes it stand out more.
 Instead of making the hat from felt, I'm making it from leftover sweater bits. 
 I love the ribbing and how it tips at the top.
 Oh look, they have a new home. I actually bought the toadstool last year at the farmer's market here. It lived in Toronto with us a for a while, now it's back home. 
 The gnomes can sleep in the bags, use it as a rug and it can be worn around the neck.
 Good night little gnomes!
Have a good one,


  1. So cute! I found you over at Natural Suburbia. Where is Shelburne? My family and I just moved to Halifax from the US (temporarily).

  2. Those are some crazy-cute gnome friends!

  3. I'm really into little gnome peg dolls right now and these are adorable! I am getting ready to craft a few as we speak for holiday gifts, I think instead of leaf pocets I will do either a stocking or if I can manage a snowflake, thanks for the inspiration!

  4. i just saw this on pintrest, so adorable!