Friday, June 28, 2013

Blueberry Gnomes-Peg Dolls in Progress

I love holly bushes with their waxy bright green leaves and bright red berries.  So last winter I designed a holly berry gnome.

I love edible berries, in fact they are my favorite kind of fruit and pie to eat.  In anticipation of blueberry season I went searching for the right color glass beads for a blueberry gnome.  And I found them!

Peg dolls come in various sizes although the most common seems to be the 3 inch size which is third from the right in the following photo.  Have you worked with all the different sizes?


I use the pegs on the right for gnomes and flower fairies; the ones on the left for angels and witches.



 
With his hat this gnome is 4 inches tall.  The color of blueberries ranges from a greenish blue in their young stage to a very dark almost black blue when fully ripe.  So I used various shades of blue for his garments and beard.




This strawberry, fresh off the vine wanted the join the fun.




Holly berry gnome and blue berry gnome hanging out:






They will soon be joined by other berry friends that are on studio table in progress:  mistletoe berry, juniper berry, bittersweet berry and perhaps others.

Any ideas?


These berry gnomes along with gnomes of the four seasons are in my Etsy shop, Bridgit's Bell.




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