Inspired by the peg doll swap over at We Bloom Here
I was overcome with the urge to create some sweet new peg dolls.
If you've been a fan of our page, you'll know that I have this "thing" for
gnomes and toadstools.
(it drives my tween crazy!!!)
So…here is my Gnome couple…and the DIY instructions if you should feel so inspired
to make your own.
You will need:
wooden "peg" doll forms
watercolour paint & black acrylic
To begin get out your peg doll forms.
I get mine from Stockade.
Using your watercolour paint, paint on a wash of colour…
don't feel limited by what I did…use your imagination.
Cut out your bits and pieces from wool felt
*I cannot stress how lovely wool felt is to work with…it's well worth buying
For the lady gnome we did a hat, belt and apron
For the dude gnome we did a hat, beard and belt
If you are stumped or don't feel capable of winging these patterns yourself head over to
they have patterns for every type of gnome imaginable, (for FREE)
For the lady gnome we made little braids out of embroidery floss.
I took 9 strands and cut them to size…glued them to the top of her head,
then braided them and tied them off with red embroidery floss.
Glue on their hats, beard...
Now this is where you use your imagination…
using a chain stitch I stitched a little heart on the apron, and stitched the belt as well.
Then using our glue gun we glued it all in place.
Using a toothpick or very small brush make two small dots of black for eyes…
and I put a touch of beeswax blush on the lady gnome…just because.
Oh my…these two fit right in here at the Gnomestead!!
I'll be making a few more sets for the peg doll swap…so excited!!!!