Steampunk, New for 2019

I know it isn’t even Christmas yet, but I have to start thinking of new gnomes to make. Last year I developed gnomes in tiny pots with a flower theme. Those will come back, but I need a fresh new style and I have landed on Steampunk inspired gnomes.

New for 2019, Steampunk gnomes

These gnomes will feature hand felted top hats with metal cog and key embellishments. For sure these gnomes will be a little more time consuming, but they will allow me to practise the skill of jewelry making and flat hat felting.

Keep your eyes on my site shop for the new releases.


It's Not Too Early

Gnomes For Your Homes knows as soon as we hear the word Christmas, everyone groans. However, Christmas comes the same time every year, so it shouldn’t be a suprise and in order to give great gifts, you have to start early.

Luckily, I am in the business of hand making needle felted #gnomes that can be made specifically for you. But in order to get one on time, you have to start early.

Gnomes “Made Just for You” are my favourite creations.

About me and My Shop, Gnomes For Your Homes

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Gnomes for your Homes consists of me and my longtime love affair with wool. I have been spinning wool since I was 15 and I was doing crochet and knitting long before that. It took me years to decide to take the soft, beautiful fleece and stab at it to make it felt. Once I did, it worked and it has been my main means of artistic outlet since.

I moved from Gig Harbor, Washington State to Bradford, West Yorkshire in 2005 to pursue a master’s degree in human bones and diseases. I did not have my spinning wheel, only a lonely drop spindle. I ended up meeting the guy I was to marry, he ended up being English and we stayed in Yorkshire.

I did finally get my spinning wheel to the UK but before I did, I started messing around with felting. Now I must say, felting is a strange concept when you are used to working with the softness and bounce of wool. However, felting brings all kinds of opportunities to play with wool that I hadn’t thought possible. For one thing, I can make and design my own fabric. I can make toys and decorations just by stabbing and rubbing the wool.

One day, I came across Teddy Bear Orphans and I fell in love with the gnomes she made. I managed to find a tutorial on making hand felted gnomes on YouTube and I tried it out on Guy Fawkes Night 2016. That was when Gnomes for your Homes was born because before I knew it, I had 30 gnomes filling my tables and shelves. And I wanted to make more. Once I started making hand felted gnomes I couldn’t stop. After making so many, the gnomes had morphed into a completely unique to me and that was removed from what others were offering. I had to share them with everyone and putting up an Etsy site seemed the best thing to do.

I love every gnome I make and put a lot of thought into their making. I make each one individually and work on it until it’s finished before starting the next. I love doing the custom gnomes. They bring me such joy because I am trying to make an inspiration into an actualization. And it’s so nice to collaborate with what other people are imagining and bringing it out in a hand felted gnome.

And there you have it.