Friday, November 19, 2021

Ornaments 2021

 Most of the 2021 Christmas Ornaments have been delivered.  

Far Guy did all the carving this year.  ( My thumb was just not up to wood carving)  I did some touch up work and sanded them all in preparation for painting. 

Meet the 2021 Gnomes! 


Welcome to the dining room workshop.    The peanut butter jar stand should be patented, it works so well!   I can work on 12 carvings at once.  

The carvings this year are various sizes, shapes and colors.   There is ONLY one orange Gnome and that goes to special friends in Wyoming. 

Some have beards and some have smiles.  Each one is unique and one of a kind.   I used acrylic paint, sanded some paint off and did a brown wash and then added a sparkly glaze to the Gnome hats.


We are very pleased with them and hope that everyone on our list enjoys them.   110 carvings were made. It is truly a labor of love. 

Far Side

48 comments:

  1. Oh, your ornaments this year are wonderful. They always are, but this year the variation makes them more whimsical. Well done.

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  2. Your Christmas Ornaments are the best!! Truly charming!
    It has always been a treasure to see them each year.

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  3. Yeah! I know they were a pain, but I am SO glad you gave into my suggestion!

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  4. Gnomes! They are so IN right now! I've even seen a Gnome tree. Those are adorable. I had one of my gnomes out already in the woods for photos!

    These are so awesome! Wow!

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  5. So fun!!! And beautifully done. Love your paint combination!

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  6. The gnomes are absolutely adorable. Wish I had won the contest to win one. Good job on the carving and painting.

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  7. Such fun little characters.
    Makes me smile to look at them.

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  8. Love, love the ornaments, yes a labor of love indeed! Karen

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  9. Wow, these gnomes are beyond cute!! They will bring so much joy! You two are so talented, hardworking and thoughtful. I love their unique cuteness! The peanut butter jar stand is genius. I hope you save/d at least one of these cheery gnomes for yourselves.

    Do you put up a tree or display with all the wood ornaments you've made over the years??

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    1. No but that would be an idea! One of my nieces only puts our ornaments on the tree...she has three children so it is a full tree:)

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    2. Ohhh, you absolutely should have a tree/display with all of your wooden ornaments!! Maybe Far Guy could even make the tree/display out of wood?!! I am sure he needs another project ;) I just put my request in with my hubby for a homemade horseshoe Christmas tree for the barn. Not the flat kind either. Yep, I am a trouble maker 😬

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    3. :) The horseshoe tree sounds interesting

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  10. I used to carve eons ago when I was single and had lots of time to kill in the evenings. I always enjoyed it.

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  11. Oh gosh, these are just amazing. Your labor of love shows off both of your talents. They each have a personality and I know the recipients will be overjoyed to receive them!

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  12. Back again. I have been looking at closeups. Those noses!! My favorite!!

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  13. The gnomes are absolutely adorable! You two make a great team in making these together.

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  14. Look at them all! They're just hanging around, having a gnome convention! They are wonderful Connie. Thank you again and again. Can you just imagine year into the future that your great, great, great, great grandchildren will be able to look at all of these whimsical and beautiful ornaments and remember you and Far Guy and all of the stories they've heard about you?
    You are both so generous with your time and talents.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  15. Good idea, gnomes. They look so good.

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  16. Oh my goodness! I am gnome crazy this year and may try to make some little pinecone gnomes. But these are gorgeous! Very nicely made and every one has a little story to tell, I bet! I am so in love with these! Better check my pockets when I leave...if I come for a visit! heehee! Hugs!

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  17. Oh Connie, I love these! They are all so cute. Just perfect!

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  18. Those are adorable! I just love gnomes! The recipients will be so happy!

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  19. The people who got those are very lucky, and I bet they love them. I know I would if I was one of those people.

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  20. OMGGGGGGGGGGGGG, Connie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those ornaments are absolutely divine!!!!!!!!! How wonderful they are!!! Good job!!!!! ~Andrea xoxoxo

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  21. That was a lot of work to produce these. Must give you a great deal of satisfaction.

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  22. Oh, these gnomes are simply adorable! Great work by both of you.

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  23. Very cute gnomes! I've been noticing how gnomes show up everywhere this year. You and Far Guy did a great job.

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  24. So cute! To save your thumb, you could used a Dremel tool. But... Noise.. Dust... And you do need a variety of attachments to work properly and efficiently. But when you have a good set up, the chips really fly!
    Still, there is something very satisfying in using a knife ( or chisel, for larger carvings) and time seems to melt away. At leas you have destinations for all of them. I hated carving things only to have them cluster my shelves with no home.

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  25. I was wondering when you were going to show what this years ornaments were. I love gnomes and these are so cute. You are both so talented. These are great! Ranee (MN)

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  26. They are just adorable. You, both, do such amazing work. Everyone who gets one has to have huge SMILES of delight!

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  27. These are just great! You can tell they were a labor of love. :)

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  28. Those are very cute! Great job to you and Far Guy.

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  29. They are so wonderful. It is nice to have the freedom to vary them so you would not feel like you are on an assembly line. You still were, but not so much. The gnomes are a winner !!!!

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  30. Cute little gnomes! As the "Furry Gnome", I'd love one!

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  31. Those gnomes are fantastic. What lucky recipients :)

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  32. They are adorable! The best yet, I think. :-)

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  33. Wow..these are just the cutest ornaments ever! I was talking to my daughter on the phone the other night and she was saying that there are gnomes everywhere this year! Ha....and here are your gnomes too! Sure wish I was a relative of yours!!! These are darling. You two are so talented and bless the people who are so lucky to receive your annual ornaments. You've got another winner this year!

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  34. They’re adorable and will be treasured!

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  35. they are great... wish I'd won one!!

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  36. It's always exciting to see the ornament reveal. The gnomes are wonderful, love the personalities you've given them.

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  37. You're not kidding it's a labor of love. That's a lot of work. And not only creative and artistic, but now you've added an invention to the list with your peanut butter jar stand. Impressive!

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  38. So much work you and your husband put into your ornament project every year! I think you are the most creative couple I know of.

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments! If you have a question I will try to answer it here. I no longer accept anonymous comments. All comments will be approved before posting...due to spammers...may the fleas of a thousand camels infest every hair on his body. Connie