1st attempts =Each has own character. I never know what one will look like til the end. I choose the hat/beard style & make along….
2 weeks ago, I couldn’t find anything thrifty for the beard. In true traditional craftish-i used fur off of a worn jacket.
Last week I finally found the right type of yarn at the Sr Center thrift! 🙌
I can make anything, but I’m not going to spend $ more on supplies, then the item costs in the store.
Crafting organically grew from practicality. 1 couldn’t just buy every single thing, OR afford a brand new what ever.
Also, to be a crafter-, was now how we think of artisans or designers today.
In my parent’s day, a well worn couch would be recovered with discounted material, so 1 didn’t have to spend $ on a brand new piece of furniture!!
Being an Oregonian, these reflect my high desert forest mountain home- even if they don’t resemble the popular style.
Crafting -Making- is a passion but also a value that my grandma instilled in me. I remain proud of this & there’s no other feeling MORE satisfying then sort of scavenging materials & creating something OOAK & copying her tradition.
Ironically I’m not a rustic-farmhouse decor person, but I made these to sell locally & most folks here ARE. +gnomes are trendy right now.
I’ll see if this instinct is correct on 12/7. If not, every1 I know is receiving a present gnome bc I can’t have 35 gnomes. Unicorns? Yes. gnomes? GNO!(pun intended. +snicker+)
Below is my favorite gnome inspiration Blog, the writer’s enthusiasm, DIY gnomes are just darling! Many types w/tutorials!