Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Gnome Sweet Gnome


I know, you maybe wondering, where is the tutorial. Here's the thing, when I started this project, I wasn't even sure I could make what I had in my mind.


I made the top of the gnome house first.  Which surprisingly took a lot of figuring & Pellon {I didn't even know what that was before this project}.  I almost scrapped the entire thing and kept it for a party hat.

BUT...I persisted.

Somehow, I  managed to build the structure for the house.


Then, I added the party hat and things started to come together.  With more details, came more character.  I realized, after the structure was built, it definitely needed a door...more figuring.  The house needed a flower box, filled with easy to care for button flowers and Spanish moss.  And, I thought slatted embroidered shutters made this house a little more special.


As soon as I finished the gnome house, I suddenly had 2 gnomes show up, looking to rent it out.  With all my I heart fake felt foods and Felt Advent Calendar Pockets I've made, making this little felt gnome couple was easy.

They decided, on the spot, to move in.


And, they agreed to take care of the apple tree and water the flowers.


There only request, they like to move around so they wanted their home to be easy to relocate.  So, I added a ribbon handle to make this gnome house portable.  I hope the gnomes and their landlord will get along.


For my first attempt at making a gnome house, I am satisfied.  It's full of flaws, none of which you would be able to notice in the pictures or that Grace apparently cares about. So it's hard to be too critical of things I could have improved upon.


SO, is this something anyone would be interested in seeing a tutorial about?  I might be tempted to make another one, hoping the next attempt will go smoother.  What do you think?

46 comments:

  1. Just precious! Every little girl needs a gnome house! It is just so cute.

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  2. You "gno" how much I love this!!! When I come back from my daughter's graduation, I will be pinning the heck out of it. (And those pinners are going to want a tutorial!)

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  3. Ummm, hello. Me, me, me. Charlotte and her mom, lol, would looooovvvvvveeee a tutorial for this. I'm blown away. So incredibly cute and sweet. Love Mr & Mrs Gnome too.

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  4. Absolutely adorable!!!! I think you did a wonderful job! The little gnome couple are too cute for words!!!

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  5. This is so so cute!! I love all the colors you used.. and all I see is perfection!

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  6. It was you who made this lovely little house! I totally voted for you, I thought it was super creative. Sometimes the most creative pieces are those that you just wing it, I find.

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  7. I LOVEE this! If only I could convince my boys to play with something like this.

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  8. wow..how fun!! and so creative!!

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  9. Get out of town with the cuteness. That is awesome.

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  10. Once again, your project was one of my favorites from the competition. You done got robbed! ;)

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  11. This is PRECIOUS!!! Cute, cute, cute idea!! :)

    -Heather
    Stringtown Home

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  12. Oh my goodness. That is Adorable!!! What a fun thing for the kiddos to play with! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  13. I know I already emailed you telling you I love it... but I've gotta say it again... I LOVE it!! It's too too cute!! You sure got some talent my friend... actually whole bunch of talent;)

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  14. This is sooo cute! I want the tutorial!!!! I'd even mail you some cupcakes for this one :)

    Sarah
    Naptime Delights

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  15. Oh my these are adorable! What a great tutorial! We would LOVE for you to stop over and link this post up and any others in our Crafty Showcase. Our showcase runs from Sat-Thur and then on Friday our designers pick their favorite to be featured.

    Stop on over and share! We even have a linky for ETSY and Crafty Businesses. http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/06/09/saturday-showcase-craft-projects-5/#

    Thanks, Susie @Bowdabra

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  16. That is so adorable!! You come up with the best ideas. Megan

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  17. It is so adorable!! I would love it if you would share it at Sharing Saturday: http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2012/06/sharing-saturday-23.html. Thank you!!

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  18. Yes! We love gnomes at our house! I would seriously need to make one for each kid bc it would be so loved! It's so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. GASP!! This actually made me giddy when I saw it! I am such a lover of felt... I might have to make this for myself... err.... I mean for my little guy! Pinning!

    Thanks for sharing at SaltTree's Open Call Linky!

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  20. This is just darling. And I love the way you told the story. Great post!

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  21. What an adorable little gnome home. My granddaughter would love one.

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  22. This is too cute~ I am featuring this and your Barbell tomorrow! Thanks for linkin up!
    Kim@madeinaday
    http://madeinaday

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    1. Kim! I feel like Queen for the day. I am truly flattered!

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    1. Thank you so much. You made my gnomes and I blush!

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  24. This is just too cute... I do believe theres not much you can't do Amy... they are sooooo stinkin cute!!!!
    Thanks for sharing at the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY

    Carri
    simplydonewright.blogspot.com

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  25. This is so cute and creative! :)

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  26. So fun! It turned out super cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays!
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  27. Just adorable. Thanks for linking up to the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  28. Oh my goodness...so so cute! I would LOVE to link this project on our blog someday!!
    xo maureen

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  29. Hi Amy,

    Thanks for sharing your idea with us and I did post it and hope you stop by and leave a comment :)http://felting.craftgossip.com/2012/06/15/gnome-sweet-gnome/

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  30. Way too cute! Tutorial please! I have a friend that collects gnomes and she would love this.

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    1. Thanks Becky. Looks like I'll have to attempt to make this again. If not, there might be a mutiny :)

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  31. This is soooo adorable. I would LOVE to have a tutorial on this.

    Barbara

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    1. Barbara. I am SO pleased to hear how much you liked this. I am gong to try and recreated another gnome home and in the process create a tutorial. Wish me luck :)

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  32. Adorable! I love it - thanks for sharing! :)

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  33. This is adorable!!!! Just wanted to let you know that you've been featured on the All Star Block Party. Head on over to my blog to grab your button!!

    http://newhousenewhomenewlife.blogspot.ca/2012/06/special-cake-for-special-dad-and-all.html

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  34. This is sooo cute - I would love to make one but would definitely need a tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Oh my gosh!!! that is amazing!

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  36. So cute and I love that it's easy to carry around. Playing with a gnome house in the garden would have been a dream come true for me as a kid! I'll be sharing this on The Crafty Crow soon :)

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    1. How wonderful! Thank you so much for letting me know.

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