Monday, May 12, 2014

A big celebration in Hob Knobby Hollow!!!

Today my feedback score on eBay reached 1000. Wow, that is a lot of little nobbins that were created and sold  from 2008 until now. I had decided that the person leaving my 1000 feedback would receive something as a thank you and here she is.  Her name is Sunni.
This jointed elf will be going to California.

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Morphic Fairy

Every spring I have the urge to make unusual fairies that take on characteristics of an animal. Here are the first of this spring.

They are on eBay starting today 4-11

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Baby dragons!

Spring is coming so they say and it is the time of year that most dragons are arriving. Here are some that were recently spotted.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

NEW TUTORIALS coming soon

I have been working on new tutorials. I also have a month long sale in my Etsy shop where all tutorials are half price. They have already been marked down. They arrive instantly in your email inbox.

 The first tutorial shown here is a group of Pandas. The large one is jointed and can stand on her own. Even easier is the smaller sitting Pandas. Tutorials are all step-by step with many pictures that are small enough that you won't use up all your printer ink when copying but large enough to see the process. I have received hundreds of compliments on my past tutorials. The reason they are a great learning tool is that if you run into any problems or need any help, I'm available  and happy to assist.

 The next tutorial is a celebration of spring even though we have not seen much of it now, we are ever looking for the signs that it is on it's way. THis rabbit scene depicts a rabbit that is pulling a cart of colorful eggs and sweet little chicks. You will make a rabbit. a cart, chicks, and eggs. It isn't hard to do as I have figured out how to make this easy for you to duplicate. The rabbit is questioning how he ever was given the job of delivering eggs near Easter time. Why does a rabbit deliver eggs and chicks? But he does it every year and it is a fun past time to see the chicks hatch and start another spring season.

They will arrive in my Etsy shop soon, so be looking! You can learn how to make these and you can sell what you make from any of my tutorials. You cannot re-sell or share the tutorial itself. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Log Home decorating ideas

Below I have shown a simple way to make a little log home for your favorite fae or critter.
Here are some fun ideas you can try with your log home.
 A baby troll sleeping in a nest inside
 Or a baby dragon in a pod
 A dragon guards the Hobbit inside, and a fairy rests below.
I have added mine to the dollhouse that I'm making into a fae house. This house has just started. There are fairy lights, but will have many more additions as we go along so stay tuned!

Make a lighted log home for your fairy friends!

Here is an easy to make log home that your elves, fairies, trolls and all manner of critter will enjoy.
Start with an oatmeal box that is already round. You can go to your local Dollar type Store and find the accessories you need such as, a battery powered tea light, fabric flowers, and contact paper that looks like wood. which may also be called Magic Cover. It has a sticky side and comes in a roll.
1 Remove the oatmeal from the box  and make cookies with it if you would like.
2 Use an exacto knife to make an entrance hole in the box and a small hole in the lid for the light.

 3. Use the top as a template to cut a floor out of any green paper.
 Measure, and cut a piece of contact paper that is larger than you need and trim after you have it applied.

 Measure and cut a smaller piece of contact paper for the inside of the box.
 Use fabri tac or tacky glue to secure decorations, flowers and trims to the log entrance hole.
Super easy and super fun! Fill it with your favorite log dwellers. Wait ti dark and turn on your light. Magic!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Baby elf born in a snow storm

A wee baby elf was born
in the middle of a winter storm.
Her mom wrapped her in a pod bed
then added a fine quilt she made,

to keep the baby warm.

Boo boo dragon

A baby dragon was just playing with friends,
as dragons love to do.
But, her friends played a bit too rough
which caused a big boo boo.
The dragon cried boo hoo.
Luckily, a doctor elf
knew just what to do.
He brought out his bandage and tape
and fixed the leg

as good as new.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

A new batch of baby fairies to hang up or wear

These little fairies, Leprechauns, mermaid and dragon have holes for hanging and a cord to make them into pendants. They will soon be in my Etsy shop and on Ebay, but I will be making more this week just because they are fun little bits of cheer.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Fairy Tree

This is my paper version of the fairy tree that will soon be sold as a pdf in my Etsy shop. It is a home for the polymer clay fairies and fairy nymphs that I sell separately, or you can simply make the paper version shown here. It uses a 3" jewelry box and my graphics and some tape and glue.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Fairy Nymphs are back

We have seen these little nobbins before. The are baby fairies that hang in trees. They will emerge this spring, but until then are all wrapped up and warm living inside of the tree hollows here in Hob Knobby Hollow. You may find some where you live too! If you can't find any you can always look in my Etsy shop as you may see some there. If not, I do special orders! They are fun to hang nearby for good luck or you can put them on a cord and wear them as a pendant.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

All new item for the Nobbins


What is a Nobbin Nook? It is a cozy little place made from a box and paper where your nobbins can live.

What are Nobbins? They are all the little trolls, fairies, and animals that live in Hob Knobby Hollow.
If you have bought a small nobbin from me, you will have received it in a jewelry box that measures 3” X 3” X 2.5”. Now you can take that box and turn it into a wonderful place for your nobbin to live.

You don't have a jewelry box? That is ok because you can make your own with the pattern enclosed.
This Sewing nook

 from THIS 

You don't have any nobbins? That is ok because each nook comes with nobbin characters made from paper or you can add your own little miniatures.

It is easy to do and children can really get involved if the grown-up does the cutting. All the accessories can be placed wherever you would like them to give that customized look. This little sewing nook will be featured in my Etsy shop very soon. It will be available as a pdf download or as a kit for folks that may not have color printer capabilities or would like to give this as a gift.
 More are in the works such as the wedding party and the fairy tree!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Nobbin Wedding in the Works

Rumor has it the there is soon to be a wedding here in Hob Knobby Hollow and just in time for Valentine's Day too! Here is a picture of the bride, groom and flower girl.

Bringing a dragon to School

When teacher Mrs McGillopotte learned that her pupil Emileek had brought a dragon to school, which is NOT against the rule, she proceeded to teach the class more about the species from her book of Dragon Anatomy and Physiocology.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Dragon Trainer Trainee

Upon learning of his appointment as dragon trainer, Skellie read the big dragon book to learn all he could.
He was shockingly unprepared for his dragon student that he did see. The book never told him how large a baby dragon could be!