Friday, March 2, 2018

Craftacular finish: a gnome for Wil

I saw a cute pattern in a "Christmas Crafts" magazine last year and thought it would be a perfect little gift for Wil. He often gets a gnome for Christmas, but I didn't get a chance to make him one in time. But I gathered the material -- an old sweater, some fake fur, some Sculpey -- and waited till I had a little time.

Assembling the gnome was super easy -- I just felted the sweater, cut out the pieces, stuffed him with some beans and polyfill, then put him together. Shaping and baking the nose was even easier than expected, too. Rather than buy ultrasuede for the body, I just used more of the sweater.  And I think he looks pretty great -- and not much different from the sample!

I finished the gnome a few days ago, but couldn't blog about it because, well, it was a surprise, I'm tempted to make more... but I'm not sure we need a lot of semi-identical gnomes...

1 comment:

  1. Your gnome is darling! I bet others in your circle would enjoy receiving one as a gift next holiday season. They look like too much fun not to make more!