Fern · Peg Dolls

Daffodillies Waken Up, Catch a Sunbeam in Your Cup

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Dear Beetle,

Your gnomes are gorgeous! I’m quite partial to their tall, woolie handknit hats. Those two look as if they are just about to bundle off on some woodland adventure. The Mister even has a little pouch for their snacks (because gnomes never leave home without a snack)!

Of course, you’ve inspired me to put down my current (and seeminly without end) knitting project to whip up these little garden sweeties. This Daffodil Girl and her Bulb Baby are my nod to the dozens of daffodils that are just beginning to bloom in the yard right now, with complete disregard to freezing temperatures and icy rains (which are enough to send me back to bed until April). Far from being a shy, dainty flower, this girl has a tall, dramatic cape and a smart little bob cut. Her Bulb Baby is wee and plump and ready to stretch up into the early Spring sun. I’ve listed them in our Etsy Shop, so hopefully they will brighten up someone’s nature table very soon. Mine is still under the grip of King Winter and will probably remain that way until May Day.

Warmest Wishes,

Your Craft-Twin, Fern

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Beetle · Peg Dolls · Softies

Gnomes

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Dear Fern,

After a much-too-long hiatus filled with daydreaming and the endless reorganization (erm, cleaning off) of my sewing table, I’ve finally been crafting again! A good friend is celebrating the Festival of Ayyám-i-Há this week and she asked me to create some small gifts for her three daughters. She handed me her copy of Gnomes by Wil Huygen and said, “Make some of your peg people.” Gnomey pegs? Yes, please! And here is how they turned out. I made three pairs. My favorite detail is the gray braids on the girl gnome with just a bit of a blond streak left. I hope they are happy in their new home. There are lots of animals to tend to and of course three girls to play with!

Kindest Regards,

Your Sister-In-Craft, Beetle.

P.S. I also made some little mouse friends to send along with the gnomes. Here is one of them.

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