Spring and mother’s day gnomes

Did everyone have a good Easter weekend? It was a bit chilly here for my taste, but we still had a nice relaxing time with family and good food. We even braved the weather to walk the dog a couple of times. That was well worth it as we got to meet the new neighbor golden retriever puppy. Soooo adorable!

Today I have a few more Spring gnomes for you to enjoy. The bouquet of carnations is optional, but I think it’s a nice touch. Perfect Mother’s Day gift, don’t you think?

I usually get really excited for the colors of Fall, but this year the Spring colors are really bringing me joy. What about you?

These gnomes and more can be found in my Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftyJosephines

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog!

Spring and easter Gnomes are available!!!

March is upon us and it’s time to start pulling out those lovely pastel decorations! I’m bringing back a few oldies but goodies in the gnome department. As always, you have choices. Do you want your gnome to hold a simple yet elegant Easter lily or perhaps a more detailed embroidered egg? Do you desire a gnome that specifically celebrates Easter or one that’s good for the whole Spring season? Maybe a picture or two could help you decide.

These gnomes and many more available in my Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftyJosephines

Thanks for stopping by!

Mardi Gras and Valentine’s day gnomes

Hello! How is life treating you my friends? Today I do not have a new tutorial for you. The shop has been keeping me pretty busy these days. Actually, it’s pretty much all Mardi Gras gnome orders that just keep coming. No complaints! I added a new Mardi Gras gnome design to the store this year. This one is holding a King cake! Have you ever had this wonderful dessert? We made one for the very first time last year. We didn’t have a plastic baby to hide inside, so we used a Lego guy instead. It worked. My son got the lucky piece, so we’ll see if we can get him to make the King cake this year, as per the rule.

So here is Mr. King cake gnome, and if you’ve never had it, he also highly recommends it. 😉 We don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

For those of you in the mood for love, or at least feeling optimistic about it, here’s a look at my newest Valentine’s Day addition to my shop. Just look at that adorable cuddly couple!

To see the video and rest of the listing for this couple, or any of my shop listings really, head on over to my shop:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftyJosephines

I should be back soon with more Valentine’s and St. Patrick’s Day gnomes, time permitting. Also, I’m hoping to put a new video tutorial on youTube soon. Thanks for visiting my blog! Stay warm and healthy, wherever you are! 🙂

Trapper hat gnome Video Tutorial

Hello All! How is this holiday season treating you so far? Mine’s not so bad. We have more food than we know what to do with, so I guess all is as it should be. No complaints.

This time I’m sharing with you my popular small trapper hat gnome pattern. Pictured here are ones I’ve made with different colors of buffalo plaid. I also have given him different items to hold. The Dollar Tree has great ornaments that can be used if you want to give your gnome an item. Also, depending what fabric and item you pair with him, this can be a great “all Winter long” decor item. I don’t know about you, but I always get a little blue packing up the Christmas decorations. It’s always nice to have a few things that don’t have to be put away immediately. 😉

These are the free patterns you will use to make this adorable little guy:

Here’s the link to the YouTube video tutorial:

https://youtu.be/MxgkmJGjHjY

Want to buy instead of DIY? Here’s the link to my Etsy shop where you can find this and other gnomes I’ve made:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftyJosephines

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

diy Jumbo Christmas gnome with hot chocolate mug

Hello all! I hope you had a wonderful Halloween and just the right amount of candy to satisfy your sweet tooth. 😉 I hate to be one of those people who just skips over Thanksgiving and goes right to Christmas, but…I’m going to be. To be fair, I have done some Fall and Thanksgiving gnome tutorials already this year, so I didn’t really skip Thanksgiving. I’m just all over the place.

Speaking of Fall, I uploaded a video tutorial for a jumbo gnome holding a hand felted pumpkin latte awhile ago. The amateur video editor that I am, I didn’t realize that a bunch of my video footage went missing somehow during the editing process. I uploaded the video thinking all was good, but all was not! If you are one of the people who saw that hot mess, I apologize. That video in mind, I decided to make a video tutorial that was very similar for Christmas. Instead of a pumpkin latte, though, this BIG guy is holding a piping hot mug of hot chocolate topped with whipped cream. Here’s the link to the video tutorial and the free patterns you can use.

If you prefer to buy instead of DIY, here’s the link to my Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftyJosephines?ref=shop_sugg

Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

diy Little Witch Gnome tutorial

Hello and Happy Halloween Season to you! Before the day passes us by, I just want to squeeze in one more Halloween gnome tutorial. Don’t be fooled, just because she’s tiny (around 6 or 7inches tall), she has a mighty decor impact! She’s ready to glam up your Halloween tiered tray, shelf, fireplace mantel, coffee bar….you get it. Wherever!

Here are the links to the YouTube video tutorial and the free downloadable patterns:

For those who prefer to buy instead of DIY, here’s the link to my Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftyJosephines?ref=search_shop_redirect

I wish you the spookiest of Tuesdays! Thanks for stopping by my blog. 🙂

-Crafty Josephine

Marshmallow mug obsession!

Want to follow me down the rabbit hole? Here goes. I follow the Pink Hutch on Instagram and YouTube. She made a tutorial video for these adorable marshmallow straw toppers.

I thought they were so cute that I made them as soon as I got the necessary supplies. Then I felt silly not owning the actual marshmallow mugs. I mean, what year am I living in, anyway?! So then I promptly ordered what is probably a knock off set of marshmallow mugs from Amazon. Once I had the mugs, I had to have toppers and hats for them. I couldn’t just let them sit there with naked marshmallow mug heads. I’m not a monster!

So now my mugs have both faux whipped cream toppers (found myself another YouTube video to find out how to make those) and Winter hats. Here’s the video to see how I made the hats. By the way, they can be made using only Dollar Tree items!!!

There’s a sewing method and a no sew method in the video, so all can do this!

I also have other sewn marshmallow mug hats available in my Etsy shop for purchase.

Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftyJosephines

Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

-Crafty Josephine

Fall Gnome with Buffalo Check Fabric Pumpkin Tutorial

Hello All! This time I’m showing you how I make my fabric pumpkin gnome. I use buffalo plaid cotton fabric for mine, but you could certainly go with another print. Are you more of a leopard print person, or maybe paisley?

The links to the video tutorial and free pdf patterns are below.

*Quick note about the patterns

You may notice that a couple of the pattern pieces say to place them on the fold to cut, but that’s not what I did in the video. That is because I wanted to fit the pattern pieces on as few pieces of paper as possible for you to print. That became easier when I folded some of the symmetrical pieces in half and just had you cut them on the fold. Make sense? So as the famous parenting quote goes, “Do as I say, don’t do as I do.” 😉

So is there a gnome you’ve seen in my shop or on my Pinterest feed that you would like to be in one of my future videos? Let me know in the comments.

If you prefer to buy your gnomes instead of making them, you can find this adorable guy and more in my Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftyJosephines

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great day!

-Crafty Josephine

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. 😉

Thanks for stopping by! You can find these Valentine’s gnomes and more in my Etsy shop:

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