They don't have names. Yet. I think they're absolutely adorable, if I do say so myself. The girls picked their colors, and we used the pattern from Wee Folk Art. Biggest bang EVER for a few minutes and maybe a buck! Ella didn't like the stitching around the edges in the original examples (she said they looked like kings' crowns and capes), so we went plain and simple with these. I think I like them better this way. Of course, I'm sure we'll have some royal gnomes join the clan one day. And you can bet there are some lovely valentine gnomes coming to visit in a couple of weeks . . . maybe with some glittery love fairies. Hmm . . . I think I smell a new craft obsession.
Oh, and just for fun, here's the owl I made for Ella, because she kept asking for Harry Potter's owl.
Yes, the owl looks a little like a duck. I would have preferred brown or maybe even gray, but I could only find yellow in the pipe cleaner stash. Still, she was very pleased, and he likes his perch on the tree blocks. And, of course, this inspired an entire afternoon of the girls making flowers, dragons, and all sorts of other pipe cleaner creatures. Bonus!