Let me introduce you to Gilbert the grumpy garden gnome.
Why a garden gnome?
I have absolutely no idea!
I saw a garden gnome on the telly (not physically) a week or so ago and something in my sludgy-fudgy brain went PING! And then again the same day another item on the telly with garden gnomes.
Gnomes on the the telly, twice in one day, it has to be a sign doesn't it!
So out came the felting bits and bobs and a lot of soapsuds later I had a piece of felted wool. Next was a whole morning spent with a very sharp felting needle and some wispy woolly fibres. Followed a few days later at the sewing machine with some free motion embroidery, a length of suitably spotty red fabric and....
Bobs your uncle, Gilbert's a gnome!
A bit of stitchy stuff and fiddling about and...
A grumpy garden gnome felt handbag!
I rather like him but then I like things that are a bit quirky and out of the ordinary.
I don't suppose there are many ladies out there with handbag like this. There maybe good reason for that. We'll have to wait and see, lol. Gilbert is now waiting impatiently in my Etsy shop for a lady with a taste for something out of the ordinary.
So, if you like to raise an eyebrow on your way to work, you know where to look ;)
till next time
love Fi x
Edited to add -
Thank you for all of the Gilbert love. All of your lovely comments brought a lump into my throat this afternoon. Just what I needed after a nasty visit to the dentist. Anyhow lucky old Gilbert has been parceled up and is now on his way to the USA to live with Susan.
Thank you Susan.
love Fi x