Gnomes

Quite a while ago I read this book:

gnome

I wanted to immediately launch myself into a life of gnome-making, but that didn’t immediately happen, and I forgot about gnomes for a little while.

Yesterday I decided it was finally time to take the plunge. I bought the supplies I was missing and dedicated myself to needle felting gnomes.

Meet Bigols the Gnome (my dear husband named him).

finished

Bigols was very excited to enter this world. He immediately took an interest in many things.

Making gnomes is addicting. Pretty soon Bigols had a brother, Igze.

And soon after that their gypsy sister entered the scene.

Help! I am being taken over by the gnomes!!

 

I’m quiet when I’m working

A few weeks ago I bought a few sewing patterns. I put off printing them because I don’t have a printer at home. Thursday was the day, though, the day I went to the print shop. I taped my pages together, laid out my fabric and cut! Then I sewed my major seams while on the phone with my best friend. This is the Wiksten Tank in a light cotton. It’s so bright and summery! I’m in love. This picture was taken before I finished any of the edges, so I will take some better ones soon.

shirt

I saw this book months ago at Barnes and Noble, but didn’t buy it. But then about a week ago, I did. Now I want to buy all the wool and make all the gnomes! They seem so fun and whimsical….

gnome

And look at this gorgeous salmon I made last night! It was delicious.

dinner

What have you been up to?