The Gift of a Gnome

I've always thought that sometimes the best gifts are ones we would never acquire for ourselves (or ones we never even knew we wanted.)  Yesterday I received such a gift, handmade by the giver, to boot.

Such an exquisite little needle-felted gnome to brighten the darkening winter nights with his tiny flame.  He seems at home perched on the mantlepiece, bringing a bit of light to our hearth.

This blue-capped fellow was created by Anette Grostadt -- you can see below how very wonderful she is with her felting needles...

 Little snowy winter angels, dressed for cold winter days full of fun...

 Tiny Nisse ornaments...

 A rabbit for spring...

 And another standing among the lavender...

Anette makes many items to send home to Norway to be sold at Christmas markets, but she does accept custom orders.  If you'd like to keep up with Anette's adventures or get in touch with her, you can visit her blog here.  Thank you, Anette, for this most delightful wee fellow (and for a lovely morning coffee at Serendipity...)

And a quick reminder -- I am currently running a give-away on my blog for this beautiful book Show me a Story by Emily Neuburger.  You can find the give-away post here...  Good Luck!

From Show Me a Story © by Emily Neuburger, photograph © by John Polak Photograph


  1. How adorable! This little gnome would be a perfect gift to my kids for the first night of Hanukkah!

  2. Such lovely hand made, love filled gifts. Thanks for sharing. x


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