TheGnomeMakers

Whimsical Nordic Gnomes and Other Delights

Utah, United States · 603 Sales

TheGnomeMakers

Whimsical Nordic Gnomes and Other Delights

Utah, United States 603 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Sharon

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Announcement   My handmade Nordic gnomes are for year-round enjoyment! Wonderful, whimsical, unique designs, and handcrafted with love. I started sewing gnomes for my other Etsy shop 'Rustic Spoonful' but wanted to give them their own home at 'The Gnome Makers' so thanks for visiting!
Sharon

See my other shops on Etsy
RusticSpoonful.etsy.com (Vintage and Handmade Items)
DogFaceMetal.etsy.com (Salvaged Metal)

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Last updated on 28 Apr, 2018

My handmade Nordic gnomes are for year-round enjoyment! Wonderful, whimsical, unique designs, and handcrafted with love. I started sewing gnomes for my other Etsy shop 'Rustic Spoonful' but wanted to give them their own home at 'The Gnome Makers' so thanks for visiting!
Sharon

See my other shops on Etsy
RusticSpoonful.etsy.com (Vintage and Handmade Items)
DogFaceMetal.etsy.com (Salvaged Metal)

Sharon

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The girls have arrived! So cute with their long brown braids and tall hats. You'll have to read their little story because they are very personable! Enjoy. Sharon
Everyone needs a friend who is all ears!
Darling, whimsical, cute as can be. Silly, oh yes ~ but I smile everytime I finish sewing one. Hop, hop, hop Easter is on it's way! Sharon
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About

A Life of Whimsy

It began with a box of sharp-tipped crayons I received from my Mother. I spent hours at the kitchen table transforming newspaper-print coloring book pages into works of art. My color ran outside the lines, and multi-colored patterns filled my favorite animal and holiday-themed pages.

In my early 20’s I studied art and architectural history abroad where I found a world of color and design that fueled my yearning to paint. During college I painted with acrylics on canvas, producing large, vibrant abstracts and thickly textured landscapes. After college, I found less time to pursue my creative talents and put those aside for a traditional professional career, marriage, and motherhood.

It would be years until my desire to create returned. My first watercolor landscapes were muddy, and my pen drawings were frightening! Everything was out of proportion, but I kept at it, trying new techniques and working on my watercolor skills. Then I added markers and other mediums. I had found myself once again!

I sketched a series of characters and animals dressed up in whimsical outfits, detailing overcoats, pants, hats, dresses, and shoes. My folk art characters came to life. I licensed many of my designs for greeting cards, home products, needlepoint, and prints. It was an exciting time.

My mother taught me to sew, and I have fond memories of those times with her. Today, working with my sister Shawna, I apply my love of texture and color to creative sewing projects as well. We have made many a whimsical costume, colorful pillows and stuffed animals for our nieces and nephews.

The first Gnomes were created in 2014 and sold in my Rustic Spoonful Etsy shop. Today they have their very own home on Etsy at THE GNOME MAKERS.

Designing and sewing these whimsical gnomes provides so much creative satisfaction and includes everything I love to do from doodling to sketching and beyond. And to think it all started with a handful of coloring books and a box of crayons ~ and hundreds of mud pies cooking in the sun all summer long

Thanks for visiting!
~ Sharon and all the little Gnomes

Shop members

  • Sharon Glanville

    Owner, Designer, Maker

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Last updated on 08 Sep, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Do you offer combined shipping?

Yes! Depending upon your location you may receive a refund on the shipping when you order multiple handmade items, IE gnomes, pillows, etc. I will refund the difference when your order is shipped.

Do you offer gift wrapping?

All gnomes, pillows, etc., are packaged in a clear cellophane bag, tied with a brown string, with tag. Gnomes also have their personal story attached.

If your order is a gift and shipped to the recipient I'd be happy to attach your greeting and signature. Please add it to the comment section when you check out.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes! Just convo me with the number of gnomes you're interested in and where you live. I'll get back with you on the cost of shipping.

Can you make a LARGER GNOME than the one shown on the listing?

Yes! Go to the listing of the gnome you like and request a custom order. Let me know how large (tall) you would like the gnome and I'll get back with you on the details and price.

Care Instructions

Beards can be made from a number of materials. Please check the listing to ensure the type of beard the gnome and gnome toppers are made with.

FAUX FUR ~ comb the beard with a comb
WOOL YARN - do not comb, fluff with your fingers
DYED WOOL - do not comb, fluff with your fingers

Gnomes are for decoration and are not suitable for children under 3. Although they are extremely well made they need tender loving care to keep them nice year-after-year.