Valentine’s Day Gnomes

Originally uploaded by SarabellaE

This is what I made for the boys for Valentine’s Day, before our trip to the snow. They woke up last Saturday morning to a path of paper hearts on the floor leading to their gifts, wrapped in paper hearts with tissue coming out the top. They looked like little sacred flaming hearts! The boy gnome is for Lucas, the girl for Asher.

I bought the wood and rope doll bodies. Making them took three evening sewing sessions. I figured out the clothes myself, without a pattern. The blond hair is boucle yarn and the brunette is wool roving. The hats are glued on.

4 Responses to “Valentine’s Day Gnomes”

  • misterjustin
    February 21, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    I think it’s fantastic that you make so many things for your boys. YAY YOU!


  • lunagirl35
    February 21, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    So cute! And I like the trail of hearts idea. Did you make a life size one for Ian?


  • dakini_grl
    February 21, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    These are darling! I love the blanket stitching on the lady’s hat.


  • mickibean
    February 23, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    OMG! Your the BEST mommy ever:) Those are a lifetimes worth of cute! Someday when they are all growed up, those will pop up and bring tears to your eyes:) LOVE THEM!


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