Nauti Gnomes!

When thinking about what kind of gnomes to make for Summer, the beach came to mind, of course! I saw some cute beach signs with all those beautiful shades of blue painted on them and really wanted to incorporate that in my beach gnome. As for the fishing net and hand embroidered starfish, well those were just an extra added flare! What makes you think of summer? Let me know in the comments.

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Gnomes for Summer!

Well here in Michigan, the weather has not completely decided if it’s Spring or not. It snowed just last week, and it’s been rainy and chilly this week. If you can’t get warm weather, you can just craft in denial. So here are my latest Summer themed gnomes. I made these guys and gals only nine inches tall, so they are more petite than my other gnomes. Let me know what you think in the comments.

Better buy them before they’re all gone! 😉 Here’s the link to my Etsy listings:

Pretty Packaging!

That title makes me think of the Willy Nelson lyrics, “pretty paper, pretty ribbons of blue.” What a great song! Anyway, when I started researching selling on Etsy, the importance of packaging kept coming up. I kept thinking, “Really?” I mean, as long as I pack my items good enough so that they don’t get damaged in shipping, does it really have to look pretty? Aren’t people buying the item, not the packaging? Well, let’s face it. Like it or not, we’re in the age of the unboxing. You need to create an experience for people opening their purchase. So I started researching how others packaged their items and thought about what would work for my gnomes. I must confess, I actually started getting into it! After all, it was another opportunity to be creative. Below are a couple of examples. I enjoy matching the packing to the gnome and still getting my brand out there. Best of all, I didn’t have to break the bank to do it! 🙂

Let me know what you think in the comments. If you’d like one of these delightfully packaged gnomes to open for yourself, follow the link to my shop below. Remember, you can also find CraftyJosephine on Instagram. Thanks for stopping by!

-Crafty Josephine

Mother’s Day/Spring Gnomes

Your mom called. She wants a gnome for Mother’s Day. Let’s not disappoint her! Okay, you got me, I didn’t talk to your mom. All the same, don’t you think she would love one of these adorable little gnomes for Mother’s Day? Carnations are a traditional and common gift for mom’s, but don’t you think it would be nice for her to have something that does not wilt and die so quickly? These little gnomes are even holding carnations, so you would still be traditional while getting her something that will last. Show your mom what a wise child she raised! 😉

So I think it goes without saying, these gnomes would be good for more than just Mother’s Day. Housewarming gift? Spring or Summer decor anyone? Birthday gift for a coworker or friend? So many possibilities!!!

Here’s the link to my Etsy shop where you can find these gals:

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Gnomes for Bee Lovers

Image-4Image-5Image-6Image-7Sorry I’ve been MIA for a little while. We went to Memphis for Spring Break. It’s such a fun city! We really enjoyed the pyramid and Beale Street. Oh, and let’s just talk about the food for a second. My gosh……sooooo good! We ate at B.B. King’s Blues Club, and it was AMAZING! We also tried Gibson’s Donuts, and we were so glad we did!

Anyway, we’re back home in Michigan now. It’s looking like there’s snow in the forecast…again. 😦 The good news is that now that I’ve been reunited with my sewing machine I was able to finish up my bee gnomes. I’m so happy with how they turned out. Let me know what you think. They are already listed in my Etsy shop, so check them out when you get a chance!

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Easter Gnome Accessories in Progress

I think my favorite part of making gnomes is creating the accessories that I hope give them a little extra bit of a wow factor. My previous batch of Easter gnomes were holding felt Easter Lilies that were hand chalked. That was such a fun extra detail to make! Now I’ve decided to do a batch with hand embroidered Easter eggs for the gnomes to hold. What do you think so far?046BA5CC-8314-4D54-A172-F79ADF7CC7B1

Also, I just got new packaging for my Etsy shop items. I can’t wait to show you! There will be a picture of that coming soon.

Thanks for stopping by!

-Crafty Josephine

My Etsy shop:

Easter Gnomes Now Available in my Shop

Well, I’ve been a busy little gnome maker all week. There are now Easter gnomes in my Etsy shop. I could not decide if I liked the gnomes better with bunny ears or simply holding the Easter Lily, so I decided to let the buyer decide. Would you like ears with that? 😉

In case you were wondering if Crafty Josephine was above bribing her rabbit with carrots to take cute pictures to help sell gnomes, the answer is no. No she’s not.


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My Very First Etsy Sale and a New Gnome!

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Woo hoo! I made my first Etsy sale! I’ve sold other items and even crafts on Ebay, but I’m very excited about my first official Etsy sale. I’ve been reading so many books and watching videos about selling on Etsy. I was completely prepared for my first sale to take a while, but it has come! I know I still have sooooo much to learn about selling on Etsy, but it’s nice to have that first one under my belt.

Now that I’ve taken a minute to celebrate, it’s back to work I go! Here’s my latest gnome celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. I switched to a white beard color this time, and I think I like it. What do you think?

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