Here are the little beardless gnomes who live in their own playset. I made the hats on my sewing machine and they were easy and fast. I did have to sew on the bell by hand. I could have been very fussy about the painting but I wasn’t because they were perfectly happy with their little eyes and puff-ball noses.
Grandpa painted everything else.
A dollar-store bear joined the gathering and brought another tree on his back.
I plopped it all into a handmade bag
(and made three, while I was at it).