Well, I've pretty much finished up these guys, with the exception of some last minute fuzzy trimmin', and maybe some coloring on the cheeks or lips. I think I'll "tack" the baby into her arms so it stays put and really looks like she's cuddling her. The bag was just an extra thanks to the lady who commissioned the gnomes, and I kind of got carried away with the willow tree. It was an experiment and now I know what I'd do differently next time. I really like the whole "painting with wool" effect. With a little forethought you could save a lot of time!! Shane is a natural artist with lots of painting experience, so maybe he'll guide me next time on how to layer the different perspectives. But it was still fun to play around with no pressure on how it turned out. I hope she likes the gnomes, I had every bit of artistic license to make them, which can be almost harder than following someones requirements.
I have lived in beautiful Montana since the early 90's, and have really grown to love everything it has to offer. We are lucky enough to live right by a lake, and mountains you can get to in 10 minutes! We spend a lot of time at both places, making the most of each season.