Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Winter icicle gnome wrap up and giveaway

Look out! Look out!
Jack frost is about!
He's after our fingers and toes;
And all through the night'
the gay little sprite
Is working where nobody knows.

He'll climb each tree,
So nible is he,
His silvery powder he'll shake;
To windows he'll creep
And while we're asleep,
Such wonderful pictures he'll make.

Across the grass
He'll merrily pass,
 And change all its greeness to white;
Then home he will go
And laugh "Ho, ho, ho,
What fun I have in the night."
C.E. Pike

I am so pleased to be finished these two; I think they look great!

Because lots of you asked about kits and tutorials last week, I have checked with my other half at craft group and we are going to make a PDF pattern of this winter gnome to sell (thus raising some money for our school). The pattern will be $5 and includes basic instructions ~ NB it assumes that you know how to make a head, but does include 'how to' directions for his cute little nose.
We also have enough hand dyed felt left for about four kits - kits include pattern/instructions and everything else you need except stuffing wool and embroidery threads; they will be $20 plus postage.
If you are interested in either a pattern or a kit - leave a comment with a way for me to contact you. (All the kits are sold, sorry. I will shout out if we dye any more felt. We still have a neverending supply of PDF patterns tho!)

Giveaway bit ~ because it is alway nice to have a chance at a prize; we will giveaway a PDF pattern to a lucky someone who leaves a nice comment and a way to be contacted. I'll do the random thing next Wednesday evening, June 29.  The free pattern was won by MamaWestWind who blogs at Chocolate Eyes


Ronnie said...

Hi Shannon,
I would love to buy a kit and a pattern from you for the Winter gnome or perhaps win the pattern. He is lovely. I can be contacted at

Linda said...

Dear Shannon,
Thank you for the get well wishes you left for Kye yesterday:) He is looking a little better today.
I would love to be entered for your giveaway.

Carole said...

Hi Shannon,

I'd love to win a pattern...he'd make a perfect little mate for the King Winter i just finished crafting.

Southern Season Exchange said...

Hi Shannon,
They look wonderful! That's a wonderful fund raising idea. Please count me in as someone interested for a complete kit! The post certainly seems appropriate tonight as I am very chilly and we have a fire blazing try and warm the centre of our house! I'd love to be included in the draw for a kit!

The Mama. said...

Look out, look out jack frost is about... mumble mumble mumble... turn all the greenness to white...

I've been trying to find the words to that song for about 12 months! Thank you! My boy sings it each frosty morning but is not so articualte on the exact wording ;-)

An entry in your give away would be splendid, and you know how to cantact me already :-)


PS. Does fudge melt in the mail?

Shannon said...

Mamma, I am willing to risk melted fudge xx

Dawn said...

Hello, this is lovely, thank you for the opportunity to win the pattern.
Can be contacted via my blog (

Domestic Artisan said...

Hi Shannon,
I'm interested in a kit and pattern (if I wasn't fortunate enough to win the pattern). I love your Winter blog scheme, it's delightful. Thanks for sharing and I think your Gnomes turned out beautifully.

Annette said...

Thank you for the chance to win a pattern. I love your little icicle gnomes!

Ziezo said...

Dear Shannon,
Such lovely gnome, and a great nature table in the banner. I would love to win the pattern to make a few for my kids, just in time for 'winter' here at the equator. . .

softearthart said...

Just beautiful, what a delightful Winter setting, cheers Marie

MamaWestWind said...

They are lovely! I would love to have the pattern!

Thanks for the giveaway!

W-S Wanderings said...

Well, leave it to YOU to make *loveable* winter icicle gnomes! Who woulda thought that winter anything could be charming? (Says the grumbling suffering-through-long-winters Canadian.) What a delight it would be to win this pattern!

Magic By Mum said...

Oh that is so awesome Shannon! I really wanted this one but couldn't make it over there. I managed to source some cloud felt and was going to fudge something similar as I know how to make the heads. But if I won the pattern that would be perfect! I would have one just like him for the nature table :)

Suzie said...

Those gnomes are magical. I love pattern giveaways!

justsuzie_s at hotmail dot com

Melissa said...

How exciting a chance to win a pattern of this cute little guy! thanks for sharing your wonderful craftiness xxx

momma rae said...

oh, i would very much like this pattern! if i don't win, i will happily purchase the pdf to support your school! a very clever idea, really.

Leigha said...

Hi Shannon,

I would love to purchase the pattern & buy a kit. They are far too adorable to pass up.

I can be contacted at

Love & light, Leigha

SallyA said...

Dear Shannon
What a beautiful winter gnome. My girls would love him. I would like to buy a kit please. I can be contacted at
Thank you

DaffodilAngel said...

Hello, I would love to complete one of these gnomes - they are absolutely beautiful. How do I go about purchasing one please?
Thank you and have a nice day.
From DaffodilAngel in Tasmania

Anonymous said...

Hi Shannon, I am a recent new reader of your blog and am loving it. This gnome looks marvellous and I would love to be entered into your competition to win the kit. This would be a great addition to my little girl's first seasonal winter table next year. I can be contacted at Thanks so much for the opportunity, Lucinda xo

little gnome said...

Gorgeous Shannon :)
I would love to purchase your pattern please.....

Cheryl said...

I would love to purchase your gnome kit. You can reach me at You did such a nice job and since it is summer here I have plenty of time to make it!!

Shannon said...

Dear DaffodilAngel,
You didn't leave any contact details and your blogger profile doesn't have one either - leave a comment with a way to contact you and I will be in touch with how you can buy the pattern. If you are concerned about privacy you can come back and delete the comment immediately after posting it and i will still get your details by email but they won't be left on the site.
Cheers, Shannon.

Kyile said...

I so love hear that poem. I always remember the author because my son started it with "Jack Frost by Cecily Pike. Look out, look out....."
Would love to be considered for your giveaway!

DaffodilAngel said...

Hi Shannon, thanks for getting back re the pattern. Email is
rcandjc at
Can I still be in the running for the giveaway too?
Best wishes, DaffodilAngel

Nina said...

just jumped over from we bloom here and wanted to say how gorgeous your little gnomes are. and I love that verse. thank you for posting about both!