Rainbow gnomes

9 Sep

I’ve been wanting to make these little guys for a while and have now finally got around to it. Aren’t they pretty?!

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I made some flower fairies a while back for The Limpet and she seemed to enjoy playing with them and still often does. So I decided to buy 6 more plain wooden figures (this time from Myriad). I painted the body of each one and used felt for their hats and cloaks. I thought about added a button to each one but then found some cute little rose beads in my craft stash.

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It was my first attempt at this sort of sewing but I’m pretty pleased with how they turned out, even the back is fairly neat.

The Limpet has already been busy playing with them. I gave her some other rainbow items and she got to work creating a rainbow gnome land.

Due to the popularity of this post and a number of enquiries, I have now decided to make more sets to sell on. If you are interested in purchasing your own set please visit my Facebook page pocket treasures

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17 Responses to “Rainbow gnomes”

  1. agujasblog September 9, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    Cute!

  2. Patricia Torres September 10, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    oh wow!! wow!! those are the cutest … What a stunning idea… Totally love the cute colours too… Fabulous..

    Thank you for linking into Made with Love Sept 🙂

  3. Emreen September 10, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    Wow… The little ones look soooo cute and colorful … !!

  4. Kirstin September 10, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

    Hi! I love these gnomes! Would you consider making sets to sell? If so how much would you charge?

    • entertainingmonsters September 10, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

      Hi Kirstin, thanks for the message. After considering the materials and time, I have decided that I would be happy to sell a set of 6 rainbow gnomes for £16. Postage within the UK would be an extra £2.20.
      Let me know how you feel about that. Even if you decide not to go for it I’d be grateful to hear your views. You can email me directly on vicjpratt (at) gmail.com

      • Sarah Dean September 10, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

        Hi, I would certainly be happy to pay that – let me know if you decide to sell them as I would like to place an order – they are lovely x sarah.dean33@ntlworld.com x

  5. Jennifer September 11, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

    They are lovely!

    And congratulations, you have won the copy of Dear Zoo Touch and Feel on my blog! Send your address over to jenniferjain AT hotmail DOT co DOT uk and I shall pass it on to the publisher!

    • entertainingmonsters September 11, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

      Yay, I’m skipping round the kitchen! I never win anything. Thank you.

  6. The Monko September 12, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    these are really cute. I have some wooden blanks and have been wondering what to do with them

  7. Angelique Felix (@AngeliqueFelix) September 13, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

    GORGEOUS!!!!
    Form Made With Love,
    Angelique

  8. Davina September 13, 2012 at 11:10 pm #

    These gnomes are beautiful!!! I have a set which are felted in Fall colors…I can’t wait for them to appear again with the changing season.

  9. Patricia Torres September 17, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    I simply had to feature it on the CD FB page last week… was super cute!!

    Hope to see you join the giveaway on colours dekor this week too … http://coloursdekor.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/giveaway-weekly-story-wk-93.html

  10. dlslonna September 29, 2012 at 12:06 am #

    They’re lovely!

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