Sunday, December 19, 2010

Little Gnome

I carved this wee fella for the Dayton Wood Carving show thias year.

Friday, December 3, 2010

New Gnome

I carved this 3 1/2 inch little fellow in time for Christmas. And no the tuba is not carved!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Kenn's Gnome

Here's a different take on a Gnome. Maybe a more modern Gnome he is. Anyway you look at him, he's still a winner. This little fellow was carved by Kenn (Old Codger) from the Woodcarving Illustrated Forum.

Alex's Gnome!

Here's a little Gnome, hand carved by Alex Swope, PA. This little fellow is 2 1/2 inches tall, including the hat. Thank you Alex! He's a fine little fellow.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Whittlin Santa' & Gnomes

I eat my breakfast at a small diner in town. Been doin it forever. 48 years ago bride said she didn't do breakfast. While at the diner I sit and whittle. I whittle small Santa pins/ornaments, and gnomes.

One of the newer fellows that was in the diner this morning saw me whittlin a Santa pin. I heard him ask, "are Santa's the only he carves"? Some one else answered, "no he carves gnomes too".

Friday, July 2, 2010

Long Time No See!

Been busy, busy, busy. Vacation, work, play, vacation. Mow, mow, mow. Weed, weed, weed.
Carve, carve, carve....Without my carving glove. Bleed, bleed, bleed. Stitch, stitch, stitch, stitch, stitch, stitch. Read book, read book, read book. No carving of the Gnome! Soon to resume.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Carved Wood Quilt

The previous posting about a wood quilt square Gnome, mentioned a wood quilt. This is the type of a wood quilt that I was referring to. Each of the squares measures 5" x 5" x 1/2 inch thick. Once the wood squares are carved, they are assembled with a lattice and framed. Our carving group at the senior center regularly makes these for display and to raffle off for the center. I failed to get a photo of the "quilt" with the Gnome that I carved. Which is really stupid because I am the one that makes the frame and assembles the individual squares.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wood Quilt Square - Gnome

5 1/2 inch square, for a wood quilt. 16 squares were assembled and framed for our Senior center, carving group. This was my contribution.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Gnome on a Disk!

Smug little fellow mounted on a disk. Made a great gift.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Where's The Gnomes?

Natural mushrooms popped up and a bunch of my Gnomes couldn't resist...

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Gnome Dressed Up!

Gnome in a Leprechaun outfit!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Gnome On A Frame

Since I like to whittle and quilt, I can combine the two. The framed log cabin pattern quilt square matted and framed in old wood. The old wood frame includes a Gnome sitting on a log.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Quilt Gnome

Some Gnomes do quilt!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

"Eyein the Machine"

This little fellow is eyein my sewing machine. I know what he's thinkin too. He's wondering why I do not have a quilt in progress. I am wondering that too. Soon I will. I promise.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Arts Festival

This weekend is a very good arts festival in town. There will be 170 "artists" set up. This is a juried event so most of the participants will have very nice items to sell. I have done this festival for four years now. This year I am introducing my Gnomes. In preparation for this festival I have been whittling my fingers to the bone. That's just a figure of speech, not to be taken literally. I have three sizes of Gnomes, 1 inch, 2 inch, and 3 inch. Along with each sale will be the instructions to place your Gnome into scenes and send in a photo. I'll preview and select photos to post on this site.
In addition to the Gnomes I'll have Noah's Arks, Santa tree ornaments, Santa pins, and whittlings for kids.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Gnome Under A Mushroom

Gnome under a carved wood mushroom......

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Gnome Birthing Tool!

My Gnome "birthing" tool.

Monday, May 10, 2010


The Ol' Gnome will wake up to a surprise birthday party.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Gnome and Owl

Wise Ol' Gnome consults wise owl, with lady bug lookin on!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Two Ol' Ones

Couple of Ol' (at least 260 years old) Gnomes.....

Friday, May 7, 2010

Gnome With Mushrooms

Gnomes are generally associated with mushrooms. I guess it's because Gnomes appreciate a good butter fried mushroom for dinner.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Lookin For Something, Or Loose Something?

I think this little fellow (one inch tall) is actually checking out some barnacles. This piece of drift wood was encrusted in barnacles.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Party Time!

Need I say more? Except maybe.......Who invited Nixon Gnome???

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Gnomes Love Warm Cookies!

For sure, Gnomes love oven fresh cookies. That's a penny in front of the Mrs......

Monday, May 3, 2010

Valentine Gnome

This is a small Valentine Gnome that I carved for my Valentine. The large heart box contained all the little hearts. The Gnome is about 2 inches tall.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Gnomes Play the Banjo Too!

I have heard that Gnomes are fond of music - even banjo music.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sleeping Gnome

This sleeping Gnome is about 3 inches long, and carved with a pocket knife.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Thankfull Gnome

I think he might be saying or thinking, "Thank You for the Mushrooms". This little guy is about 1 inch tall.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

"Hang Ten"``

I think Gnomes may surf too. At least west coast Gnomes.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Angel Gnome

Gnomes can be angels, can't they?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Regular Painted Gnome!

Here's just a regular little painted Gnome. The pocket knife in the photo is what I usually carve/whittle the Gnome with.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Combination Gnome!

Rather than Paint all my Gnomes, some times they get a combination of stain and paint, as illustrated by this little 3 inch one. Not much detail on this little fella.

Harley Gnome

This 3 1/2 inch Gnome was given as a prize in a drawing on one of my other blogs. As you can see Gnomes are very adaptable.