|Daisy is on the lookout|
Shh! Can you hear something? I hear a faint tinkling sound and the grass is rustling lightly. Even Daisy is watching closely:
Tired from their hard day spent labouring deep underground the gnomes slowly emerge from their tunnel and begin to make their way through the undergrowth, passing a few fly agaric on their way home.
Each carries a little netting sack with gemstones, their days' findings. Their rusty bells attached to their hats help them locate each other in the darkness underground.
|The gnome parade|
I made these for a Dotee doll gnome swap over at Milliande's and organised by the always inspiring Liz Monaghan.
I have needle felted the faces, leaves and fly agarics and embellished them with beads. The gnomes' hair and beards are made from sheep's fleece also needle felted in place. In the tails I have used seed beads and beads I received from a textile bead swap a while back.
I have bribed the gnomes (with cookies) into a quick photo shoot before they get sent off into the wide world to start tunneling in different lands.