To say that I am enamoured with tinyowlknits' Gnome Home double-pointed needle holders is something of an understatement. For reasons I don't completely understand, I am currently infatuated with gnomes. I think it might have something to do with their hats...or their lush facial plumage.
Whatever the reason, I got my hands on the pattern as soon as it was released and within a day I had produced no less than four of the little guys:They're only lacking their little gnome-eyes. This morning I went in search of my felting needles to rectify this problem...
...and came up short. My felting needles are nowhere to be found. I suspect that the gnomes caught wind of this whole "stab their eyes into place" business and hid them on me.
This theory gains strength as it was today (while puttering around in the Bowels of the Basement in search of the non-existent needles) that I happened upon a world of Lost Treasures: the detritus of my Crafty Exploits of times past. Suddenly I was surrounded by pearls and gems and trinkets; twine and moss; fabric and feathers and beads and bells......before I knew it, I was knee-deep into making jewels for my Queen of The Wild Things costume (which, incidentally, is based around tinyowlknits' Where The Wild Things Are jumper.)I do love pheasant feathers!
As for my gnomes, they remain eyeless.Real subtle, gnomes. Real subtle. I'm going to find those felting needles eventually!