Sraphappy December 2021

I had to scurry around for this month’s scrap utilising day but, if my contribution is unexciting, at least it’s seasonal.

I had a kit to make a 2D needle felted picture and there was some roving and yarny bits left over.  When I thought about making a gnome or two, some of the curly pieces came to mind.

I needle felted a ball for the head/body, a little nose and a pointy bit for the hat then added the curls for a very unkempt beard – but that’s gnomes for you.

It took quite a long time so I had a go at doing the same thing with some scrap double knitting yarn but it took just as long and his hat isn’t as neat,

So, a new addition to the bauble box and some curly bits used up – I told you it wasn’t that exciting.

However, it is Christmassy and I wish you all a good one in case I don’t get chance to post again before the new year.

They will have company later just got to get last year’s baubles out of the garage.


Scraphappy Day is organised by Kate & Gun for anybody who wants to make new things from scraps of any kind – doesn’t have to be fabric or yarn.  Here’s a list of participants – both regular and occasional – if you want to have a look at the sort of things you can do with scraps.

Contact Kate or Gun (first names on the list) if you want to join in.

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynn(me), Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill,
Claire, JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
ClaireJeanJon, DawnJuleGwen,
Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue LVera,
NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol,
Preeti, EdithDebbierose




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  1. #1 by Nice Piece of Work on December 15, 2021 - 09:18

    Your gnomes are really sweet and I think they’re going to fit very well into the spirit of Christmas. I know you still have to add all your other decorations to the tree but, in the meantime, at least the two of them won’t be lonely 🙂

    • #2 by tialys on December 15, 2021 - 14:27

      True, I did make another couple too but they were rejected as not good enough to make the tree. I got better as I went along.

  2. #3 by nanacathy2 on December 15, 2021 - 10:17

    I love them. The knitted one with the wobbly hat made me grin. Needle felting isn’t as easy as it looks. These are great. Love them.

    • #4 by tialys on December 15, 2021 - 14:33

      I haven’t crocheted for a while and my rounds have gone a bit wonky but I don’t think it really matters on a gnome’s hat.

  3. #5 by claire93 on December 15, 2021 - 13:11

    these two gnomes look very seasonal ^^ We’re not bothering with a tree this year.

    • #6 by tialys on December 15, 2021 - 14:33

      Oh no, why not?

      • #7 by claire93 on December 15, 2021 - 18:13

        ‘cos there’s just going to be the husband and me on 24th. The British off-spring are staying put, and the one near Marseille is going to the in-laws for xmas. Haven’t even decided if I’m going to waste wrapping paper to wrap the presents yet lol.

      • #8 by tialys on December 19, 2021 - 08:43

        Well, there’s a chance Megan won’t be able to come now as her (live in) partner has Covid. She has to do a test every day and, if it stays negative, she can still come. I was getting a bit sad about it but, as Mr. T. said, we used to have Christmas before we had kids which is very true and we enjoyed ourselves then too. You could try to recapture your times when there was just the two of you and look forward to seeing the rest of the family on a day in the future which you could make festive in some way to celebrate getting together.

  4. #9 by Quimper Hitty on December 15, 2021 - 14:04

    I like them – and never underestimate the value of un-excitement some times it is a good thing!

    • #10 by tialys on December 15, 2021 - 14:34

      True. Excitement often means drama and drama is not always good. A bit of status quo is fine by me.

  5. #11 by Bear on December 15, 2021 - 14:28

    I happen to think it’s very cute! I love gnomes. They are exciting in their own way. I have a little one that was made for me. This morning I noticed he was face down on the shelf. Hubby looked at it, chuckled and said “He had one wild night I suppose. Guess he and Leah (our kitty) partied so hard that he passed out,” We both had a good laugh. The gnome get’s moved every night by one or the other of us, and we make up funnies about how and why he ends up where he ends up. Just a wee bit of fun.

    • #12 by tialys on December 19, 2021 - 08:49

      Our things get moved around at night too but it’s usually the cats who do it, not us. Bizarrely, they leave the Christmas tree and baubles alone and long may that last 🤞

  6. #13 by CurlsnSkirls on December 15, 2021 - 15:25

    Absolutely love the beards! Guess one gnome’s wife (or mum) is a better hat-maker than the other… no doubt she makes up for it in other ways. 🤣

  7. #15 by katechiconi on December 15, 2021 - 21:10

    Perfect! They’re both excellent gnomes, and the wonky hat is merely indicative of how hard he’s had to work this Christmas…

    • #16 by tialys on December 19, 2021 - 08:37

      It’s straightened out a bit now he’s hanging which sounds all wrong but you know what I mean.

      • #17 by katechiconi on December 20, 2021 - 11:17

        Fnurrr! But yes, I do know what you mean…

  8. #18 by Laurie Graves on December 15, 2021 - 22:54

    Cute! And wild and woolly, that’s for sure.

  9. #20 by rutigt on December 16, 2021 - 10:06

    Oh, I just love gnomes!

    • #21 by tialys on December 19, 2021 - 08:35

      They are everywhere at the moment aren’t they – it must be nearly Christmas 😉

  10. #22 by Born To Organize on December 16, 2021 - 16:38

    Your gnomes are delightful, Lynn. Those beards and the nose speak volumes of a gnome life well lived. 🙂 Wonky hats are all the rage. The best-dressed gnomes are searching far and wide for one of their own; (supply-chain drama, you know?) I would guard this pair closely. I look forward to your blog posts and always leave here feeling uplifted. Thank you for that. Merry Christmas. 🎄

    • #23 by tialys on December 17, 2021 - 08:50

      Merry Christmas to you too Alys. x

  11. #24 by onesmallstitch on December 16, 2021 - 20:10

    scap happy gnomes! what more could you wish for to brighten up the tree. The crocheted hat is perfect, looks like he has had a busy night.

    • #25 by tialys on December 19, 2021 - 08:34

      Now I’ve threaded something through the top and he’s hanging from the tree the hat has straightened out (sort of).

  12. #26 by Evie Jones on December 17, 2021 - 10:35

    Super cute with magnificent beards!

    • #27 by tialys on December 19, 2021 - 08:33

      I do love those beards.

  13. #28 by kathyreeves on December 20, 2021 - 01:03

    Those are adorable! Love your tree too!

  14. #29 by magpiesue on December 20, 2021 - 22:05

    Very cute! My son has just had a go at needle felting and turned out a couple of pretty realistic mushrooms. Maybe I can get him to make up some gnomes for me next! Merry Christmas!

  15. #30 by mlmcspadden on December 22, 2021 - 17:47

    Love the gnome ornaments! Might just have to think about making some in the new year for myself, maybe as part of the wool ornaments I’ve been designing and making

  16. #31 by cedar51 on December 23, 2021 - 04:46

    I love making things with “attitude” – your gnomes fit well and every year they will grow even more “attitude”

    (yes I’m reading back to front with gmail inbox – I’ve had a tough month with unexpected health issues – taking this silly season time to rebalance etc…)

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