Little Toadstool Gnome - The Magic Onions

Little Toadstool Gnome

I have been working on a new needle felting project. She is a little Toadstool Gnome.

She kind of came about through accident… She was going to be a little girl to go with K’s Mother and Baby that she got for Christmas but I had trouble with her hair so decided to try a hat. K wanted a red hat that didn’t look quite right so I added white polka dots… voila… Toadstool Gnome. She has sparked a whole thread of creativity. I am working on her sister and brother. All with little toadstool hats and pink blushing cheeks. I have ‘craft night’ tonight and am looking forward to finishing them. I’ll post photo’s when I am finished.
A conversation with K. We were talking about one of her friends at school is is VERY shy.
“Mommy, why is R shy, she knows Me?”
“Some people just take a long time to get comfortable”
“When someone is shy, we must try to make them feel comfortable, maybe that will help.”
“I know, Mommy (great idea voice), when it’s R’s birthday, lets get her some soft pillows.”
“OK?” (took me several minutes to put comfortable and pillows together.) Sweet child!
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Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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  1. What a lovely, “happy accident!” She’s just adorable!

  2. Lovely little gnome. And adorable conversation with K. Aren’t kids minds wonderful?

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