Sunday, January 3

GNOME SWEET GNOME...

Greetings, dear readers!

As promised, here are a few of the projects I've been working on...but be sure to read to the end of the post...there is something AMAZING I want to share with you...


 

 

 

And now, as promised, the piesta resistance...a dear friend of mine gave me this delightful treasure for Christmas...she found it in a library sale...for a QUARTER! (Which makes me love it even more)

 

The book is FULL of beautiful color pictures of gnomies and their "homies"...

 

Adorable projects...look at this sweet little mouse inside a gnome hat!

 

And this beautiful picture frame...

 

And just look at this wonderful little pillow...I just LOVE the pattern the gnome hand to hand gnomes make !

 
The colorful illustrations are frame worthy...

 

And all the colors are the vibrant, bright colors of dutch art. Just look at this adorable puppet cabinet...

 

 
And here's the best part...patterns! All the patterns are still intact in the book! Patterns for embroidery,

 
Patterns for wooden signs...

 
Paint by number patterns...

 
Aprons...for mom and daughter...and the patterns for the embroidered pocket motifs...





And patterns for felt gnomes that can be strung as garlands...or used on quilts...

 

 
Even patterns for quilt blocks...I may choose to make them out of paper...and have a dutch gnome block party!








I am in the process of checking copyrights, but I think the book is old enough that I can share the patterns with you as long as I give due credit to the authors/creators...isn't this EXCITING?!?!

I hope you'll stay with me as we travel this woodland path together!

Hugs,
Paula Clare

6 comments:

Faith Lynn said...

Ohhh myyyy gooodnesss!!! I think I see a Christmas tree theme beginning to emerge for next year! And to top the tree...a gnome dome! Whaddaya think?

Faith

Paula Clare said...

Hi Faith!
How are things in the great frozen north? I agree gnomes would be a great theme for next year's tree, but I think gnomes and their homes are great ANY TIME! So many of the crafts are not what I would consider "Christmas crafts" but rather things I would just love to have...I think I shall have to make me an album of all things gnome. I'll do either a video or a "how to" post when it comes together!

Meanwhile, hope you find some inspiration here!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Oh Paula's got Gnome fever....and I love it. You have been a busy bee. Can't wait to see all the Gnome happiness to come this year.
Hugs...Tracy ;)

Beth said...

Gnome-tastic! Love the post :)

S.B. said...

Just found your blog, just wanted to say i really like what you do. if you get the chance check out my blog, http://pclouse.blogspot.com/2010/01/gnome-sweet-gnome.html
-sam

vivian said...

hmmm.. ya know what?? I dont own a single gnome! Maybe I need to have one!
thanks Paula for enlightening me to my need for something else!! LOL!
hugs
vivian