19 October 2011
And here he is...
All the stitching finished, the hanger added, and ready to hang on the tree, or door, or... wherever...
I love him! Never mind all the tiny bits and pieces that were lost along the way, or the number of times I maybe said some not so nice things about tucking everything under and in... I think he is absolutely adorable!
The original canvas was 3 1/2" tall. The felt gnome is just a bit more than that, coming in at a whopping almost 4 1/4" (not counting the hanger).
All of the outside stitching that I saved until last so that I could match the colors to the bits and pieces of the front (rather than stitching say a red blanket stitch all the way around it) was worth it. Regardless of how many times I swore at it.
So, you know what this means don't ya?
Well, actually, it means a couple of things... I'll definitely be converting more of my needlepoint designs to fabrics... felt and maybe cottons too!
And, of course... since I don't want to hog all the fun... it means I'm giving you the pattern and instructions to make your own little gnome.
There are a couple of conditions... I am not responsible for any cursing that goes on when the stitches are not cooperating or the tiny pieces get lost.
The pattern, photos and directions are copyright 2011, all rights are reserved. This may not be reproduced without permission. The instructions and pattern are intended for personal, non-commercial, use only. (That means you can't use them to make money.)
Click on the image below, and you should be taken to a page that shows it... then you can click on that image and it enlarges... print that. The pattern is a standard page size. If you have any problems, email me for the PDF format.
Posted by ACreativeDream June Crawford