Saturday, August 10, 2013

Gnome Throne Miniature Outhouse

Because every Gnome needs his own Throne!

felted gnome standing beside outhouse
 I am currently working on a project that seems to grow every time I think I'm almost done! It was actually my daughter who asked where the Gnome's bathroom was when I so
proudly showed her his house (not shown yet, it's a WIP). Yes, the children know what a dollhouse is missing! And they will not be happy unless the subject of play can use the facilities.. it's a big part of life!
So, shortly after I was given the what for I was snacking on some Pringle chips.. you know the kind that come in a long, narrow tube? And I knew what I'd make his "place of business" out of.. no offense to the Pringle people, you make great chips but the can was a perfect size and shape for what I wanted!
I will have a step by step how to coming soon! UPDATE! Tutorial now on youtube and also on my blog here. This is a great technique and easy to do. The hardest part for me was getting the color just right. I'm still not completely thrilled with the color but I am thrilled with the bark like texture itself.. it's really quite awesome.
Of course a Gnome is more civilized then we might think :)



Time to try it out.. hey wait a minute! Where's the door?? Ah, no worries my little friend.. your door is in the making but for now we will leave you alone to do your business and enjoy your book!

Oh one more thing.. What's the book called? It's called "How To See Fairies" now go away...

Thanks for viewing and stop by my facebook page, Dollhouses and Things That Go In Them  for more tiny greatness!

8 comments:

  1. Loving this Sharon, you have totally got me to wanting to learn to felt!!! Marvelous job & then some!!!

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    1. oh thanks so much! I appreciate that and so glad you like it... I love to felt, it's great if you like to free style that's for sure!

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    2. Hei Sharon!
      Erittäin hieno ulkohuussi maahisella! (Very fine outhouse the gnome has!)

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  2. I'm always amazed by your artistry. You even have books in your little houses! How do you ever manage that?

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  3. wonderful!!! you have made it easier for me to make my fairies houses, thank you for sharing your craft! Lois

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  4. me encanta, has logrado muy bien la textura de la madera y el color

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