Wally Woodworker: place setting gift

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Every year for Christmas, I make a little something for each place setting at our family dinner. 

This year it is “Wally, the woodworking gnome”. 


The Creation of Wally

  1. I wanted to make a little gnome but I’m sure I won’t have time to make a dozen of them before Christmas, so I thought that I’d just make the hat and put it on an egg cup or something. 
  2. Searching Amazon, instead of egg cups, I found these really cute little mugs!
  3. I crocheted a hat to fit the top.
  4. Filled the jug with hot chocolate powder. 
  5. And, then, to make it Craftisian-worthy, I gathered some woodchips into a bundle and stuck it under his “arm”, the handle of the mug. 

That’s one down and a dozen more to go. Each will end up being a little different, I’m sure, not only with changing the colour of the hat but Wally will probably be carrying a number of different woodworking items. We will see.  
- Debbie 

Next versions

Meet Paula. Paula has a plane. See how she has taken her woodchips and made 2x2’s with them?

And here is Martin the architect with his plans and “to do” list under his arm.

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11 Comments

How cute,  what a great idea.
Looking forward to see the Wally Family.  :)

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

very cute idea debbie.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Cute!  You'll have to post the whole group when you finish.  Hot chocolate is a nice addition too.  
Thanks.. I can’t wait to see the family, too … you just never know “who” will show up 

Hot chocolate

The jar looked weird without something in it … my first thought was coffee grounds. 
Hot chocolate: perfect amount for a cuppa’

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he cute GR8 JOB :<)))

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

Thanks, Tony. 

He is pretty cute, I must say 

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Woodworker #2 done… (edited post)

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Great Idea for a super neat project and cute to boot. Good job and Merry Christmas to you MsDebbieP

-- Soli Deo gloria! ( To God alone be the Glory)

The family is growing!  
Thanks :) 

The family - 6 down and 6 to go

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