A New Hobby

This year for Christmas I was fortunate enough to get a scroll saw. I have been admiring some scroll sawers (is that how you refer to people who use a scroll saw?) for awhile now on Youtube and Instagram and decided it was time for me to just try it already. These are a couple of my first projects. I am in love with this tool! There are so many possibilities. Also, it’s given me the confidence to pick up other tools that I was always so intimidated by before. I’ve even let my sons try it out a bit (with supervision, of course), and I think they really enjoyed it too. I can’t wait to see what the future brings to me and my shop with this amazing tool!

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Have a fantastic day!

Cinco de Mayo!

It will be May soon, can you believe it!? This means Cinco de Mayo is on its way! This is just a great holiday for this time of year. All the bright colors are just perfect for Spring/Summer. Last year I only made one Cinco de Mayo gnome as a gift for my sister’s friend. I decided I need to make more this year. And just so he wouldn’t be lonely, I got him a cactus from the dollar tree. I decorated that with some leftover crepe paper in my stash (sometimes my craft hoard comes in handy…when I’m not tripping over it) and here’s the finished product!

This gnome, like all my others, can be found in my Etsy shop:

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Valentine’s Day Customizable Gnomes

Happy New Year! Well, it is definitely a new year, anyway. Looks like 2021 could use a new focus, so how about love? These are the Valentine’s gnomes that are available in my shop so far. As you can see, you can make it personalized with initials if you choose. If the gnome you select doesn’t show a customizable felt heart in the listing picture, but you would like one, just message me. That’s an easy enough addition. 😉

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Winter Gnomes

This is one of those times that I think we need to change how we feel about “Winter blues.” Here is my latest lot of gnomes, and they make blue look amazing! Don’t you just love the knit beanie hat with the giant pom pom? Check out the hand felted hot chocolate mug with whipped cream topping the little guy is holding. If coffee with whipped topping is more your drink, you can call it that. I won’t stop you!

I hope you had a great Christmas or whatever you may celebrate this time of year! Stay safe and warm. Thanks for stopping by my blog. The link to my etsy shop is:

I’m Feeling that Christmas Spirit! What About You?

Has Christmas started at your house yet? I know a lot of people are starting earlier this year with the hopes that a few twinkle lights might brighten their moods. With the Covid numbers increasing and restrictions ramping up again, who can blame them? My husband hung our Christmas lights on the house last week, because the weather was so nice. We haven’t lit them up yet, though. ;-P

I’ve made a few Christmas gnome designs so far this holiday season. Time permitting, there will be more coming. What colors do you decorate with for the holiday? Last year I pretty much just stuck with traditional colors for my gnomes, but this year I’m hoping to get a little more adventurous too. I have a batch of retro styled gnomes here and more non traditional gnomes in the works.

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Thanksgiving Gnome

Are you ready for turkey?! No? That’s okay, we still have a few months before the big meal. Makers have to work ahead. This adorable guy is holding a hand embroidered turkey and is ready to add that special touch to your Thanksgiving dinner. 🙂 You get to choose if his hat is slouched over or standing tall.

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Fun Flamingo Wreath

What happens when I try to make a flamingo inspired gnome? I end up with a flamingo inspired wreath, of course!!! Ha! Well, despite getting derailed from my initial mission, I am quite pleased with the results. I’ve been wanting to add something to my Etsy shop besides gnomes, and I think I may have found something else I can get passionate about. While the wreath as a whole was pretty satisfying to make, I really enjoyed making and designing the stuffed flamingo attachment. Admit it, you just want to reach through the screen and pet those fluffy feathers. It’s okay, there’s no judgement here. 😉

Front door flamingo wreath

So keep checking my Etsy shop to see what new gnomes and wreath attachments are added. While it’s only July to most of the world, to us crafters, the holidays are getting started. Let the stress begin! Ha!

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Monstera Plant Lover Gnome

I feel like I can’t scroll for one whole minute on Instagram without being smacked in the face with another amazingly beautiful monstera plant pic. I don’t own a monstera myself, but I wish I did. From the little I’ve read their care is easy, so maybe I should just be brave and get one?

Do you have a beautiful monstera plant or know someone that does? Well have I got the gnome for you! 😉

You can choose between a green or gray hat. Aren’t they fun?

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Wild West Cowboy Gnome

I have been wanting to making a cowboy gnome for quite some time now. I think my son having his very first horseback riding lesson may just have been the inspiration I needed to actually get it done. I love all the little details, like his button buckle, leather belt, fringe chaps, twine lasso…you get it!

I hope you are staying healthy wherever you are. Thanks for stopping by my blog! You can find this guy and my other gnomes in my Etsy shop: