I really don't think I'm a perfectionist but I do feel like sometimes something does seem right and needs to get fixed. I don't love that the mushroom/tree is still lost on this but I'm ok with it. I am glad though, that I ripped lots of seams out yesterday and today (πŸ˜‘) to change #TinyTomte 's outfit and fix some lines that were off for the new #minicharmblock pieces (πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸ»). How do you gauge if you will rip seams out? Do you judge by how many you'd have to take out or by how it looks to you overall? πŸ€” Lovin' how this #MossandLotusLoveOnTheHorizon block came out in the end. (That foreground is going to be fun to quilt.. I'm thinking pink-turquoise veriagated. 😍
No designer friend today... so just sew and post ya'll. 😍 And guess what just became official? That #floraandfawnfabric I'm using.. is part of the grand present for the #MossandLotusValentineSAL18 ... a fat quarter bundle of it!! πŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»
Fabric courtesy of @amandaherringdesigns #amandaherringdesigns #rileyblakedesigns
:: Never done a Sew Along? No problem! Join in any time! Read my next two comments below and let me know if you have any questions!! It's super fun and there are so many incredible people to support you! πŸ’•πŸ’•

Don't you love when Christmas fabrics like #LittleTownFabrics and patterns like #TinyTomte do a 180 to give you Valentine's? πŸ™ŠπŸ˜πŸ’• || #MossandLotusLoveOnTheHorizon #ComingSoonToAHeartAndSewAlongNearYou | #amysinibaldifabric #artgalleryfabrics

Absolutely repurposing this calendar that my dear friend found in his moms home! When your friends see gnomes and think of you, you gnome you've found your purpose πŸ˜‚β€οΈπŸ„(The images are by artist, Rien Poortvliet, from the 1976 book 'Gnomes'. It is a gorgeous book!! πŸ“š)
#calendar #calendar2018 #gnomeart #gnomecalendar #tomten #tomte #tomteland #gnomevillage #gnomepainting #gnomegrown #gnomes #gnomestagram #gnomelove #gnomelife #gnomehome #gnomeawayfromhome #younevergnome #calendarart #winterart #snowstorm #snowyday #elfin #tinylove #tinytomte #swedishgnomes #mischievious #repurpose #redusereuserecycle #repurposedart

This adorable #TinyTomte was sewn with a lot of love and a bundle of giggly French knots by Andrea of @threadofnight and I cannot get over the brilliance of it. I seriously kept staring at its fluffy cuteness. You'll have to go check out what she turned Tiny Tomte into! I wasn't kidding all the times I said you all are one serious creative boundary-pushing bunch. And even if you're new to paper piecing.. I'm thinking at this point it's contagious.. so no need to compare.. just go with what you love.. it will be amazing! πŸ’• (Thank you Andrea, for letting me share!!) ::
Now that the Sew Along is over (though I'm still working on the special email list and PDF for the free pattern for those that participated, and getting the gifts shipped out) I thought it would be really fun to take a day here or there until the end of the year to repost what amazing work you've all done sewing the tomten (I figure since there are over 500 posts in the Sew Along hashtag 😱😍 that maybe me reposting some of them would be easier than going through them all πŸ˜‚). ::
(If you are interested in me sharing one of your Tomte Sew Along photos, tag me in the comments on your posts that you're ok with me sharing and let me know!)
P.S. Out of the Sew Along participants that are eligible for the free pattern: is anyone needing/hoping to get the pattern before Christmas? It's likely going to take a few more days to finish but if you're desperate to get your hands on it and can make it without instructions, I could possibly send at least the pattern pages. DM me and let me know.
More soon..πŸ„πŸŒ²βœ¨

The #tinytomte ornament is done! Fluffy French knot beard, braided loop, and running stitch courtesy of #dmcthreads. Pattern from @mossandlotus #mossandlotustomtesal #mossandlotustomte #tomte

I did it! I made a #tomte just in time! Next to him is a tomte ornament my mom got my kids one year. I loved @nightquilter’s night time block so much that I had to copy the snowy night sky! 😬 I would have used blue if I had it. This will get finished as an ornament for my son’s teacher. @mossandlotus #mossandlotustomtesal #mossandlotustomte #tinytomte

Raise your hand if you're scrambling to finish up some projects?!? πŸ™‹πŸΌπŸ™‹πŸΌπŸ™‹πŸΌ 😳 Just think of it this way.. either it will get done this year on time (yay!😍) or it will get done soon enough and you'll be ahead for next year (double-yay!πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚). I keep bouncing between projects so I don't feel like I'm neglecting one whole thing. Not sure if that's the best thing but hey.. it makes me feel better! 😝
The countdown for the end of the #mossandlotustomtesal is on and I feel like I just don't want to admit it. Some of you were of the almost 100 people that voted to have this out-of-nowhere-sew-along 4.5 weeks ago (thank youπŸ™πŸ»πŸ’•). Some of you are friends of those that voted and joined along the way. Some of you are designer friends that stepped up to help me out to spread the word (namaste ya'llπŸ™πŸ»). Some of you just barely came across my account and my Tomten and have joined the party in the last few days and even hours (how did I get so lucky?!?). No matter where you are on that spectrum.. I'm so so SO glad you're here. You've all been so kind and generous with your comments and messages to me about my work. You've been so encouraging and complimentary to each other too. But best of all.. you've pulled out all the stops when sewing and posting the tomten blocks and your creativity and talents as sewists is just awesome! It's been encouraging, inspiring, and I feel the undeniable woven strength of this community as I've seen all that you've done. This sew along has inspired a special something that I will announce soon. So keep your eyes open. 😊 In the meantime.. keep sewing, keep sharing, keep giving your creations, keep being you! πŸ’•
Gift recipients for the sew along will be announced tomorrow night (unless it takes me longer to tally everything!) and the Free Pattern for participating will be sent out as soon as the PDF is finished and all additional emails have been added to the list!
For those that are new here there's just about 5 hours left to post for the sew along but there are other sew alongs coming up this next year (I'll be having a mini Valentine's Sew Along for about 2 weeks - so keep your eyes open for that!)

I made some cozy little mug rugs with my #tinytomte 😊 It has been so fun to see everyone’s tomte. Lots of inspiration! Thanks for hosting this @mossandlotus ! #mossandlotustomte #mossandlotustomtesal

I am loving these tiny 2.5" #mossandlotustomte !! Thank you @mossandlotus for a fantastic #mossandlotustomtesal !!❣️❣️
#happysewing #paperpiecing #paperpieced #scrapfriendly #sewingfrommystash #tinytomte

More #tinyTomte 's 😊Thank you @mossandlotus for a fantastic #mossandlotustomtesal !!❣️❣️ No designer of the day and Thank you @doohikeydesigns
for sponsoring this week's prize!#happysewing #paperpiecing #paperpieced #scrapfriendly #sewingfrommystash #mossandlotustomte

I have a planπŸ˜€πŸ’šπŸŽ„
More tiny Tomte's 😊Thank you @mossandlotus for a fantastic #mossandlotustomtesal !!❣️❣️!#happysewing #paperpiecing #paperpieced #scrapfriendly #sewingfrommystash #mossandlotustomte #tinytomte

I've been trying to get focused on sewing gifts, but then I decided to take a few minutes and sew this sweet little #tinytomte. Looking forward to making more blocks from this fun @mossandlotus pattern! @cristycreates @kidgiddy #mossandlotustomtesal #mossandlotustomte

@mossandlotus A tropical #tinytomte πŸ˜† Now all I need to do is sort out a nice palm tree to go along.
@justsewsue has me thinking about making key rings.

@kidgiddy #mossandlotustomte #mossandlotustomtesal

So many projects being shoved to the back burner and some still sitting there from the last shove, lol. This one is going to have to do some more waiting for other parts and to get the PDF together. Maybe by next Christmas?! πŸ˜†. (I promise to focus on the other projects I'm racing to finish. ✌🏻)
πŸ„IMPORTANT: I keep meaning to let everyone know that although the other Tomte sew along weeks ended on Saturday evenings, this week is different since it's the last week!! The Tomte Sew Along goes until the 18th (11:59pm EST), which is this next Monday!! SO... you've got the WHOLE weekend AND Monday to sew your tomte hearts out!! πŸ’•πŸ˜πŸŒ²πŸ„β„οΈ Gift recipients will be announced on Tuesday evening (unless it takes me longer to tally everything lol) and the Free Pattern for participating will be sent out within a few days after the Sew Along ends. ::
I thought I would mix things up a little today and do something different. For the designer friend of the day today, I want you to tag one person who has participated in the Sew Along that has posted something you thought was unique, inspiring, different or just plain cute and irresistible! I would tag ALL of you amazing participants if I could but I'm pretty sure my account would be shut down. πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†. Can't wait to see who you all tag!! ::
This weeks' sponsor is my twin Kerry of @KidGiddy!! Kerry is giving one lucky sew along participant a copy of her Boy and Girl Gnome Doll FPP pattern and her Badge/ID Holder Pattern!! 😍😍 ::
If you have posted at least one of my Tomte blocks even just once during the sew along you get a special free pattern from me after the sew along is over! (See this past Saturday's post for the pattern!). Please message me your email address once you've posted at least once. (I will not use emails to spam - the list is only for Tomte Sew Along participants and to email the PDF.)
New to the Tomte Sew Along? There's still time to join in! (5 days!!) See below for more info!

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