This first character is a Yorkie Girl tomte. She provides a knitting how-to at her site here. Unfortunately my knitting skills are extremely basic (straight scarf only).
Source: YorkieGirlHere are a couple of little felt guys more within my skill set. No doubt about it - the personality is in the nose!
These next guys aren't handmade but available for purchase. I have just included them in my post because they reflect the type I'd like to make. I need to roam through a craft supply place looking for a solution to the beards. Love them!
Source: Hus and Hem
Kat at Just Crafty Enough has a tutorial for this ornament. Definitely some ideas and suggestions here.
Source: Just Craft Enough
Have you ever made a tomten? I'd love to see pictures and receive links to instructions if you have.
Previous posts of Interest:
- Swedish Tomte * Both Traditional and Contemporary
- Heritage Inspiration • Dala Horse
- Awesome Dala
- Christmas Traditions • When Do You Change Them?
- I Heart This Design
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