Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Celebrity Autographs and New Gnomes

We've been sending off for some more autographs lately . . . and getting a few back in the mail! This has been lots of fun for us. Digging up addresses for some of the actors we like has proven quite a challenge. This week we got autographs from Joan Fontaine (Rebecca, Damsel in Distress) and Jane Powell (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers). We even sent some sheet music, and they both signed that as well! So cool.

Another exciting thing is that I finished two more felted gnomes!! That makes seven of them that are completed . . . only nine more to go. These two are going to appear in the Spring section of the diorama. They are a father and son (mother and baby sibling coming soon), so I tried to give them a family resemblance.

The Father's name is "Mr. Hood". He is 6-3/4 inches tall and weighs almost two ounces on the nose. It took 23-1/2 hours to complete him. He's also the first of the felted gnomes to have individually sculpted fingers.

Pip is five inches tall and weighs one ounce. He took about 24 hours to complete. He's the first gnome to have all ten fingers individually sculpted! He also stands up really well. CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PICTURES OF THEM.

I started another gnome. She will be "Mrs. Hood" and dressed all in shades of pink. More later.

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