23.10.07

A little tomte love


Striped gnome scarf, originally uploaded by -syko-.

It's all about gnomes here (or tomtar (sing. tomte) as I like to call them) at the moment. I like this time of year very much, a lot of planning and a lot of making for the Christmas fairs I will participate in. I love the intensive super social days at craft shows as much as I love sewing all by myself, the radio as my only company. I need both. This year I have taken on three Christmas fairs which makes things a little hectic over here, I'm afraid I won't have time to create enough stuff for all the shows. This is me three years ago :) Anyone else thinking about Christmas already?

Next time I will show you some progress on the interactive project. Cathy Gaubert came with the winning suggestion this time, birds it will be! She makes the cutest bags!

10 comments:

Janet said...

Hey, I like the name Tomte, in Denmark we call them Nisser, we have them everywhere at Christmas, they don't seem such a big thing here in the UK though. I love your scarf, will it be on etsy or is it for a fair? Good luck with this busy period.

Jenn said...

syko! I thought I loved the robot scarf...look at this ADORABLE gnome!! He is beyond wonderful!!
Wishing you tons of success at all your fairs!!

Anonymous said...

I ma with you on that one. I too signed up for 3 big xmas fair and I feel slightly paralysed at the thought of the work involved! Same as you I like the loniness of sewing with the radio but I would go mad if it lasted too long.

Celine said...

Srooy I forgot to out my details in!

de vliegende koe said...

Tomte, Nisser, gnomes, we call them ‘kabouters’! The scarf is so gorgeous!

tania said...

:) ooh, NOW i am thinking of christmas! you reminded me !
reading this i see i will miss skipping the craft fairs this year- oh well next year!

kirsten said...

yay! tomtar! love the scarf, i've had tomtar projects in my head - but have never come across just the right one...

i guess that means st. lucia practice is coming up for my daughter!

Dallas said...

The scarf is so cute. I just learned about Tomte last year when I spent Christmas in Sweden with my inlaws.

Anina said...

I love it! I think everyone needs a Christmas scarf.

Linda said...

I *love* this!