In fact I was so dejected I thought of doing another post all together on how I saved money by buying cheap cotton curtains and making a valance for my kitchen.
What I Used:
The How To:
Using a piece of cardboard, I twisted it into a cone shape as you can see below.
I secured the cone inside the drawstring just by placing it inside and pulling the thread tight. I then added a bunch of more stuffing inside the beanie and placed it on top of the pumpkin body.
Here is the embarrassing result so far.
The beard was made using a feather boa. I folded the boa four times to the length I wanted and sewed the top end together.
And lastly I made the nose by stuffing 6 cotton balls into a knee high stocking and tying the ends together. I shoved the ends into the drawstring and the nose has stayed put ever since.
This is how it looked yesterday. Not bad but I was not feeling the gnome vibe.So what did I do? I said “self, you have already eaten the donkey; all that is left is the tail now!” That happens to be a Greek expression meaning you might as go all the way since you’ve gotten this far.
And go all the way I did! I took up crocheting after not having picked up a needle since my teen years.
It took me the better part of a day but I persisted and made this little hat for my gnome. You may have seen this yarn in my blanket project from last year. Finally my gnome was complete! And that hat matches the hands and legs and gives it a much more polished look!
If we compare him to the inspiration well, let’s say that my fella gained a few pounds in the process but it’s all hidden behind his massive beard!
What have I learned from this fiasco?
Now as you can see it took me forever to make this gnome and truthfully I actually found a much easier way here. But that was after I had finished my project. I hope you enjoyed this post and learn from my mistakes so you don’t have to fail miserably at gnome making.Questions of the day: Was it really worth all the work I put into it? How does it compare to my inspiration?
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