Saturday, 26 January 2013

Goodbye Gilbert, from snow to sunshine.


 Goodbye Gilbert...safe journey my little cheeky chap.
 My little felted gnome has been cut up, stitched up and wrapped up...  
and is now on his way to Australia.
This was the hill top start of his journey ...
A very cold and snowy trudge to the village post office.

I wonder what he'll see at the other end of his journey? I guess it won't be snow though!

Fi x

22 comments:

Monique said...

Your bag is so BEAUTIFUL. Again a masterpiece.

Groetjes, Monique

Noelle the dreamer said...

Nifty post and that lovely little fellow will bring a smile in the land Down Under!
Love to see where parcels gets posted (I imagine my brooches this way now). What's next on your list to do?
Note to myself: I must put Yorkshire down on our next trip home!
Keep warm and toasty!

Val Reaves said...

Oh My Goodness...He turned out so wonderfully! I know his new home will welcome him enthusiastically! Well done!
Val in Kansas

moleymakes said...

Gorgeous work as ever. You are so talented :)

... Bimbi said...

He is lovely! Happy landings!

Your shop link appears not to work. Just wanted to see what you had there.

Bimbi x

Blueberry Heart said...

gorgeous - I love it! Lovely scenic route to send him on his travels too
BH x

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

What a very wonderful and beautiful bag. I am sure this wonderful piece of art will be dearly love in the warm south. fantastic work. Hugs Judy

Tracy said...

Gilbert is gorgeous how on earth could you bear to part with him!

Lyn said...

Maybe he will send you some photos when he arrives!

Claire said...

Hey Fi, I hope you sent some of your cooler temps along with him........it's been so warm in parts of the country here.

The finished bag looks fabulous, love the polka dots of course and that toadstool is just wonderful....

Claire x

Lazy Daisy Jones said...

Gorgeous simply stunning, at least someone is escaping to the sun...!
Daisy

Anonymous said...

I am certainly looking forward to receiving him. Your snowy area does look appealing when we are melting over here. Gilbert will have to send you a photo for a comparison. Many thanks for your beautiful work. Hilary

Annie said...

Okay. I'm confused. You CUT Gilbert from the purse and then mailed Gilbert but not the purse????? Did I miss something?

shabbied up grannie said...

although he was probably sad to go , Im sure Gilbert will relish his new home - stunning work

Bev xx

Maggie said...


Gorgeous Gilbert.... lucky new owner! And lovely to see photos of Hawes, haven't been in decades.

Linda said...

I don't think I would have been able to part with him! Lovely! Linda x

The Vintage Folk Painter said...

I wonder if he will end up anywhere near me?

I so admire your work Fi, you're an amazing felter.
Not only that , but you do such a great job making them into beautiful objects.
I sort of cringed a bit when I saw the scissors cutting into it - no room for mistakes there!
Again, beautiful images of the village in snow, my husband enjoyed looking at them too.

cheers
Fi

sandiart said...

Gorgeous bag, I love Gilbert. He will either see floods or fires depending where his big journey takes him. We are being battered both ends of Australia, down my way we have bush fires going mad and out of control and up in Queensland it is flooding...oh happy days, and over your way lots of snow. :)
xx Sandi

Alchamillamolly said...

Wow that bag is fantastic Fi and I love the toadstool on the back. I hung my little toadstool and robin with pride this year on my tree. You could do those toadstools for the Spring and Summer to sell. I am at Gayle Mill next Wednesday for a day with my job. Like Noelle I am wondering what is next!

Anonymous said...

Gilbert has arrived in Australia to a summer welcome of 38 degrees c. Thank you so much Fiona for your beautiful work. Hilary

melanie said...

Wow! He is incredible! You are so talented! :)

Carol said...

That is brilliant. He looks almost real. I have wanted to try felting for a long time. I need guidance though. You are very talented. I have bought a lovely felted Lakeland Dog brooch recently. There is something special about felting. Cx