TheGnomeMakers

Handcrafted Whimsical Gnomes

Murray, Utah · 286 Sales

TheGnomeMakers

Handcrafted Whimsical Gnomes

Murray, Utah 286 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Sharon

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Announcement   These darling handmade gnomes are for year-round enjoyment, and especially for gift giving. 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 for Vintage Treasures and Salvaged Metal
RusticSpoonful.etsy.com
DogFaceMetal.etsy.com

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Last updated on Feb 1, 2017

These darling handmade gnomes are for year-round enjoyment, and especially for gift giving. 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 for Vintage Treasures and Salvaged Metal
RusticSpoonful.etsy.com
DogFaceMetal.etsy.com

Sharon

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Sharon

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Everyone needs a friend who is all EARS!
This whimsical bunny gnome is SO DARLING! His name is Wallop and he has bendable ears, great personality, and hangs with his best friends Chocolate Bunny and Marshmallow Peep.
I can't wait for Easter!!!
I call these darling fellows the Cotton Candy Heart gnomes with their fluffy beards and long hats.
Bright, colorful, and just perfect for a Valentine's gift. Who doesn't like cotton candy?
Enjoy ~ Sharon
I just love my new gnome ~ CIMMI ~ in his brightly colored hat that is tall and skinny! Just darling.
This Valentine gnome has a little red hearts on his hat. A wonderful gift for friends.
Enjoy! 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

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  • Sharon Glanville

    Owner, Designer, Maker

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Last updated on Jan 29, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Do you offer combined shipping if I order more than one Gnome?

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

Do you offer gift wrapping?

Gnomes are packaged in a clear cellophane bag, tied with a brown string, and tag includes the gnomes personal story.

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.