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Charlotta at Christmas

 

 

Charlotta at Christmas my first attempt to make a gnomish  version of a soft-sculpted doll.  She was named after my grandmother, Charlotta Hoglund Grönroos.  Why not?   Grandma was born in Sweden and her husband, Matthodius was born in Finland - so of course there is a strong gnome connection!

While Charlotta is not for sale, if you wish your own handmade Charlotta at Christmas (or any other holiday), let us know.

Charlotta is about 10 inches tall

$49.00

 

 

 

 

I made my first soft-sculpted sock doll when I was about 8 years old.  She had green hair, an embroidered slightly lopsided face and arms that were not the same length.  But that didn't matter, Mildred, who I named after my mother went wherever I went. 

 Ironically my next attempt to make a soft-sculpted doll was for our youngest daughter, Janna, when she was 8 years old.  Christmas 1983 will be remembered as  the  epic Cabbage Patch Kids craze.   Their scarcity and high demand led to in-store riots, trampling, and violence as parents fought to get their hands on one of the dolls. Not exactly what we wanted to include in our Christmas Shopping itinerary so we opted for the next best thing.  We were off to the Rag Shop to buy a pattern, some fabric and do the best I could.

While it wasn't exactly what Janna expected, it was impressive.  We still have memories of that Cabbage Patch doll and Christmas that year.   That homely doll was the start of my crazy caricature creations and eventually my funny little gnomes, kitchen witches and a few other  soft-sculpted creatures.

 

 

 

A day in the 'office' now means a day at home

Sometimes it is during our worst experiences that we learn new things or try new things. As the editor of our local newspaper, The Townsman since 2005, my life took another quick change in 2020 when the COVID pandemic changed the world we live in.  We no longer were able publish the printed version of our weekly newspaper and deliver it as we had for so 15 years.  I took the leap and The Townsman went virtual!   The transition was not without challenges.   Now a year later, having it almost down to a 'science',    I  have  time to add to my gnome creations and am looking forward to other artists and crafters joining our Gnome Gneighborhood and growing gnome family.

 

                                             

A few of the Gnibblenook Gnomes Clan and their friends gathered for a rare 'Kodak' moment!  You can order 

 

Anders - $18.00 plus tax & S/H

Olav and Hilde permanently live in Gnibblenook Forest.   A pair of gnomes from their clan who look like Olav and Hilde can be created just for you.  If you wish to purchase  a 'couple of gnomes' from the clan, we will make it possible. Each gnome is approximately 16" to 18" tall.  For details on how to order a custom-made gnome - Click Here

$175 plus tax & S/H

Gnick - $18.00 plus tax & S/H

Gnorton - $18.00 plus tax & S/H

Gnorm - $18.00 plus tax & S/H

 

Buffalo Bill is about 15 inches tall.  He is  a sample of a custom ordered doll.  If you are interested in your own soft sculpted original doll that resembles Buffalo Bill, let us know.

  If you wish your own Buffalo Bill we will make it possible.   For details on how to order a custom-made Buffalo Bill - Click Here

  $125.00 plus tax & S/H

 

St. Urho, the Finnish saint is about  18 inches tall.  He is  a sample of a custom ordered doll.  If you are interested in your own St. Urho soft sculpted original doll  let us know

If you wish your own St. Urho we will make it possible.   For details on how to order a custom-made St.Urho - Click Here

 $125.00 plus tax & S/H

Please allow approximately 6 weeks for me to create any of these custom gnomes.   

Squeezy is fashioned after the popular Waldorf soft body gnomes.  

  $15.00 plus tax & S/H

Sleepy is fashioned after the popular Waldorf soft body gnomes.  

 $15.00 plus tax & S/H

 

Befana, Adnil and Knarf have a permanent home in Gnibblenook Forest.  They each stand about 18 inches high.  They are a sample of custom ordered gnomes.  If you are interested in either a female gnome or a male gnome that resembles Adnil or Knarf and members of their clan, let us know.

Adnil and Knarf were sold as a pair for $175 plus tax & S/H

Bought as a single gnome (which we don't encourage as gnome like being in pairs) $100 plus tax & S/H

Olav and Hilde have a permanent home in Gnibblenook Forest.  They each stand about 18 inches high.  They are a sample of custom ordered gnomes.  If you are interested in either a female gnome or a male gnome that resembles Ivaldi or Edda, let us know.

Ivaldi and Edda were sold as a pair for $175

Bought as a pair $175 plus tax & S/H

Bought as a single gnome (which we don't encourage as gnome like being in pairs) $100 plus tax & S/H

SOLD!

Thina is a one of a kind gnome that was made as a consignment order.  Thina is approximately 10 inches high.  She has a soft sculpted body with hand carved polymer face and hands   

 Thina sold for $65.00  

She is an example of a custom designed gnome for a special occasion or gift.

 

SOLD!

Felix and Foster Felted Gnomes - this little pair of felted gnomes are approximately 4 inches tall.  Felix and Foster each sold for $32.00  

 

 

Gnome Cones

The spirit of each of these little gnomes is alive. They are made from a natural pine cone from our front yard.

You can adopt a Catskill Mountain Gnome Cone for $6.00 plus tax and s/h.

Each gnome is approximately 4 inches tall and has its own unique personality.

 

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