Last time I wrote, I told you about the blanket I was making for my nephew. I am pleased to tell you that he was born last week, and both he and his mother are home and doing well.
A while ago I asked my Sister-in-law if she wanted anything for her nursery, and she asked for a Narnia-themed baby mobile. I’d never made a mobile before, but I asked myself, how hard can it be? and dived right in. I saw 2 main options: knitting or felting. Felting seemed the faster and more detailed route, so that’s what I did.
I made a lion…
and a book.
I made the frame of the mobile with a medium and very thin dowel and some hemp cord.
I think it turned out quite nicely!
When I finished with it I sent it to my sister, who makes the most adorable tiny knitted animals.
She added a hedgehog and a rabbit…
and a bumblebee.
I couldn’t be more pleased with how the mobile turned out. I hope it sparks my nephew’s imagination for a long time to come.
Over the past few months I’ve shared lots and lots of gnome pictures with you. I can make a needle-felted gnome in an hour or less, and that means I have a lot of them. I don’t think there’s a limit to how many gnomes a person can have, but they are starting to build up into a bit of an army, and I’m a little worried about an insurrection. In the interest of keeping the peace and the Christmas Spirit, I want to share my bounty with you. If you would like to have this adorable gnome ornament, leave a comment below telling me about your favourite Christmas ornament.
I will announce the winner on Christmas Day.
*Small Print: Due to postage costs, I will only be able to ship to US addresses.
Quite a while ago I read this book:
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).
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!!