Monday, October 22, 2012

Our Waldorf Inspired Gnomes (a side note)

Over a year and a half ago I discovered a craft project that I could not refuse on Wee Folk Art.

The website claimed:

"Once you let a gnome in your life, you'll never be without one again! Our house is crawling with gnomes. We have unassuming gnomes and rather ostentatious gnomes. We have gnomes that love to tell stories and shy ones that prefer to listen. We even harbor a couple rather naughty gnomes, but down deep, they have a heart of gold! Their personalities are as different as you'd expect in any group of friends. For that reason, we'd like to give you the opportunity to invite a few gnomes into your house."

Waldorf gnomes ran away with my heart. I toyed with the patterns a bit and it wasn't long before I was making them freehand and giving them their own unique twists and personalities.  For about six months I was making them constantly and actually set up a table at a couple craft fairs, spreading the gnome love. Although I have slowed down on creating these little friends, they have never left our preschool classroom or my home.

The preschoolers love these little gnomes as much as I do.

Our Homemade Gnome Tree House