Tuesday, December 5, 2017

A home for a gnome

I saw a youtube video for a sock gnome and fell in love with it. I had to make one for myself. I had some of the stuff on hand but had to go out to try and find a couple other things. I wanted the faux fur for the beard but couldn't find it at the store I was at so I substituted  a furry looking kind of material.

My first attempt didn't turn out so well. I did this without going back and rewatching the video.
What did I do wrong? Well first of all I made his nose too small. Second I cut the sock for his hat and I should have used the whole sock so that there would be a cuff on his hat.



Second attempt. I like this one much better but I still would prefer to have the faux fur for the beard. I think it would look a lot nicer. Or even if I could find the stuff she used in the video.

Oops. I guess I should have picked off all the little white pieces from his beard before I took the picture.

Here's one more showing the two side by side.

And finally here's the youtube video that I watched in case you would like to know how to make one yourself.. There's actually quite a few different ones. In the video she used a foam cone for inside the hat but I cheated and made a cone out of cardstock


17 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

They are really cute! I like the second one the best.

Andrea said...

Soooooooo cute, Ann!! I've seen these online. They seem to be all the craze right now. Yours are absolutely darling! xoxo

Hootin' Anni said...

Cute, cute, CUTE!!!!!

Hootin' Anni said...

ps...skimmed through your blog on what I've missed out on...love the nutter butter reindeer you bought.

Duni said...

These are so cute! Now I want to make one :)

Anonymous said...

How precious - these just make me smile!

Sandra said...

I like both of these, with cuff and without cuff. really cute and so holidayish....

Dr Sonia S V said...

OOOh super cute. I too saw a couple of them in facebook...simply adorable
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Grace said...

I saw this first on FB and it made me smile real big! I don't know what the faux fur looks like but I think that fuzzy fabric is perfect - I'm thinkin' that faux fur might be to overwhelming...Anyway - these are beyond adorable - both of them. So love!

Out on the prairie said...

What a fun little gnome, I like the idea

Sandee said...

So cute. See now you have more decorations for your tree than just the lights.

Have a fabulous day. Big hug to you and tons of scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They are adorable.

Pam said...

HAHA....to cute. The first one is just as cute as the second and like people, all different. I love them.

Lin said...

I dunno...I sort of like the material you used for his beard. Either way, they are certainly adorable! I think you should make a bunch of these for your next show. I imagine they will sell out quickly.

Sharkbytes said...

cute and easy

Reeni said...

These are ADORABLE!!! So cute even without the beards!!

Donna said...

Omword!! What a cute idea! You did a Super job! Love the solid red one...you would sell out of these!
hughugs

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