So, I recently participated in the Gnome and Mushroom swap, and had the most fantastic partner ever, Doxie24_7 who made me this :
Which, is like the coolest zombie gnome I have ever seen. Thats my daughter holding him. She loves
him, probably even harder then I do.
I liked him so much that I set out to make my own. Except that mine didn't turn out like hers. And I frowned. Scrapped the whole project. And set out to make my own gnome, inspired
by Doxie24_7, but my own.
Thus was born, the Gnomedrops, named for there very rain-drop like shape. And I freaking love them. And I'm addicted to making them. The bottom (pants/dress) portion is actually pouch-like. I'm making these for a Christmas craft swap, and I think I'm going to hide either little candies, tea-bags, or potpourri in them.
I used the tiniest black saftey-eyes I could find, and embroidered the eyelashes. I learned pretty quick that you should embroider the eyelashes first. The rosey cheeks are actually a pretty pink combination of various eyeshadows. I like the effect. They are mostly filled with plushie-fluff (recycled from lumpy throw pillows) but the bottom quarter or so, is actually beans. It makes them stand on there own. They are about 8-10 inches high.