Leprechaun gnome wall or door hanger

Hello! I’m back! I was hoping to post this video tutorial a couple of days ago. The program I use to clean up the patterns for you kept crashing every 30 seconds. Okay, that may be exaggerated a bit, but just a bit. Yikes! In the future I may just have to scan my hand drawn patterns and go with those, because I’m just over working with that program. Anyway, so without any further delay, this is my latest video tutorial! A leprechaun gnome wall hanger, door hanger, wreath attachment…you hang it wherever you want to hang it! 🙂

I even experimented with a new (for me) product to make his shoes and hat ribbon shiny. It’s called vinyl fuse. Heard of it? I think it’s often used on fabric lunch bags and items you want to be able to wipe down. No one told me I couldn’t use it to make my leprechaun gnome be the most dapper guy in the neighborhood, so I did.

As mentioned earlier, I started out thinking he would be a wall hanger. Then I kept changing my mind about where he would look cutest in my home. I’m 95% sure that he’s going to live on the glass doors of my hutch. Where would you hang him?

Here’s the link to the YouTube video tutorial:

Here are the free downloadable patterns:

Supplies I used:

  • felt
  • glitter felt
  • faux fur
  • fiber fill
  • Pellon vinyl fuse
  • floral wire
  • thread
  • plaid flannel
  • twine
  • repurposed scarf (for the gnome mittens)
  • glue gun glue
  • pipe cleaner (for hanging)

*A quick note about the patterns. I used vinyl fuse on my gnome, but I don’t assume you will use it too. If you are going that route, I find ironing the vinyl fuse to the felt before cutting the pattern out of the fabric for the shoes and hat ribbon easier. It’s really up to you, though.

Here’s the link to my Esty shop, if you prefer to buy instead of DIY:

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

Have a great Valentine’s Day on Monday, whether you’re part of a couple, single, or whatever!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

St. Patrick’s day gnomes

Happy Friday! Are you feeling lucky? Well, this bunch of gnomes I have for you sure is! While the embroidered shamrock design is not new, the hat styles are this year. You get to choose the beard color (orange or light green/yellow) and the hat style (standing tall or slouched to one side).

Completely new this year is my gnome holding a plastic beer mug filled with…green beer! Could we have it any other way?

The thing about using thrifted materials is that they run out. If you see a hat style you like, know that the quantities are limited, so make sure to act quickly. Find these gnomes and others at my Etsy shop:

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

Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!

-Crafty Josephine

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! 🙂

Sock gnome…done a different way

Hello there! Merry Christmas friends! I have a question for you. Have you ever had a pair of socks that you were sad to find had a hole worn in them? I’m not one to usually get emotionally attached to my socks, but every once in a while, I lose a cute pair, and it’s disappointing. I realized that all is not lost! I decided that my holey pair of cute socks can become a cute gnome…hole free, of course! I simply cut off the worn-out bottom of the sock and get to work with the leftovers. 😉

Find the needed downloadable sewing patterns for free and the video tutorial link below.

This delightful red and green gnome is actually made from a pair of Christmas socks that met an early demise due to my puppy (now a full-grown dog who is mostly out of this chewing phase). I thought it would make a cute ugly Christmas sweater for my gnome. I didn’t want a gnome beard to cover the reindeer, so I made this gnome a girl with braids.

The free sewing patterns do not include a pattern for the hat, because there’s some wiggle room for how long you want to make it. I explain it better in the video.

Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! If you’re in the mood to do a little shopping, check out my Etsy shop:

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

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

DIY Thanksgiving turkey gnome

See how I made this cute Fall gnome holding a hand embroidered turkey on a platter in my latest Youtube video. Here are the free patterns you will need to make your own:

Here’s the link to the video tutorial:

If you’d rather buy than DIY, here’s the link to my Etsy shop:

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

As always, thanks for stopping by my blog!

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