Saturday, 18 December 2021

Gnomes and Grinches

The main theme in my crafting this Christmas seems to be gnomes and now Grinches.

The wreaths have had a definite gnomey feel to them.

 I haven`t counted how many I`ve made but it is quite a few.

Here are some of the wreaths. In the end I made 8 for family and friends.

I usually wire each item on, as well as wiring the greenery but on Kirsty Allsop`s craft program I saw her sister using continuous florist`s wire right round so my last few were done this way. 

And here are a few Nordic style gnomes.

Our tiny rooted tree is decorated and all the presents are wrapped. We sat by the fire and did it all yesterday afternoon.

My nephew and his family have a new dog Loli, she is a golden retriever, so I made a new tree decoration for them.

I found a picture

on the internet and made my own pattern.


Baby Aspen also had a new tree decoration .... a slice from her 1st Xmas tree last year. 

This is a pattern that must be 30 years old. It is a stretchy doll made by threading fabric circles on elastic.

The last time I made it, was for my 35 year old niece.

I gathered the fabrics and up-dated it a bit.

Here is the finished doll.

It was lovely to have the opportunity to make a rag doll once more.

Here are some very bright mittens. Couldn`t resist the combination of colours.

We watched The Grinch with my great-nephew Henry so I decided to make some. I made the pattern up as I went along. I`m amazed they are so similar as I didn`t write the pattern down. My sister said they look too happy but this is from the end of the story.

We all need a huge chunk of happiness for Christmas.



  1. So creative and such beautiful things, you are clever!
    I really like the Nordic gnomes, I’ve always had a soft spot for Tomte.
    Merry Christmas!

  2. Merry Christmas to you as well. Thank you for your comments all year.