Monday, June 6, 2016

His Friends Call Him Henry

Let me introduce Arthur Henry Horn the 3rd. His friends and family call him Henry because his grandfather and father were already using the name Arthur.
Henry comes from a long line of extremely smart moles. Henry himself is a Professor. Well, he's semi-retired now. He tutors young students and enjoys that immensely. Even though Henry is now an elderly mole he walks very quickly and always seems to be in a hurry.

(I named him after my good friend's grandfather, Arthur Henry Horn)

I also made a tiny pocket watch, which he can hold, out of a very tiny catholic locket (I'm not catholic, I found this locket in a thrift store and knew I could use it for something. It's the perfect size for a miniature pocket watch). On the left side is pictured his grandfather, Arthur Henry Horn (photo from "Wind in the Willows"). The watch face is a
photo of a real antique pocket watch face. It turned out more awesome than I ever could have imagined! 
I wanted this character to be well dressed, in a suit if I could manage that. I don't have much sewing skill but I was so determined that I did end up making him a 3 piece suit after all. I am over the moon that I did it. Where there's a will there's always a way! And all his little accessories like his watch and glasses add to his charm. I love him.

What time is it, Henry?
"Let's see...Oh! it's 10 to 2. I'm a little early for tea with the Gnome, I hope he doesn't mind".
The Gnome didn't seem to mind at all..
"Come on in, I've been waiting for you!", said the Gnome with a big welcoming smile!

I hope you enjoyed meeting the Mole. Come back soon, there's one more character on the way!


  1. I adore this site. It is amazing to me, that, across the other side of the world,there is another me. I am a G.G.Grandmum in AU, have been crafting all my life, and still find new things to make.I love this computer technolegy..

  2. Wow, that is really amazing! I wish I could make those lovely miniatures... My house would be full of them (as it is with amigurumis, lol)

  3. He is just perfect...his little 3 pieces suit is extraordinarely proud and of course he needed a pocket watch...I think mine would have had a stick/cane too but then yours must be younger, as he is only semi-retired...Bravo it is just stunning!

  4. Do you have videos on how to make these lovely clay animals?

    1. not yet. But I started a new video series on my youtube channel where I'm making a tree and filling it with furniture and mice and friends to go with it. I will be making those characters on video.. I don't have dates set though.. just going with the inspiration as it hits me. My channel on yt is called, "Where The Gnomes Live"


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