This hand felted ornament is Harold of the Hummingbirds Spoonie Gnome. Harold is one in a series of gnome ornaments inspired by the hummingbirds. Everyone can use a little extra help and these felted gnome "Spoonie" ornaments are there to lend you a spoon when you need it. Harold's hat is a blend of light blue, soft green and white Tencel (nettle fibre); white firestar; bright pink silk noil; leaf green, teal, maroon, and soft blue merino.
Harold of the Hummingbird Spoonie Gnome is made for hanging from your kitchen window, bookshelf, mantle, or Christmas Tree. He would make an incredible gift for your friends, family, or yourself. He is also guaranteed to bring joy to a special “Spoonie” friend.
What is a Spoonie?
But what is a "Spoonie"?
The term "Spoonie" was coined by Christine Miserandino. She used spoons to demonstrate what it was like to have an "invisible" illness such as fibromyalgia, lupus and chronic fatigue syndrome. The story goes that everyone starts the day with a certain amount of spoons. As the day goes on the spoons are taken away depending on the activities undertaken. If you do too much, you run out of spoons. There is a possibility of gaining a spoon by resting and not pushing yourself too hard. There are days when you need an extra spoon and that's where these little "Spoonie" gnomes come in.
Harold the Hummingbird Spoonie Gnome /tomte/troll/elf doll is made for hanging in your kitchen window, from your bookshelf, mantle or Christmas Tree and would make an incredible gift for your friends, family, or yourself.
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- He stands about 5 inches tall and 4.5 inches around at the base including his shoes. He sits on a wooden spoon measuring 5 inches. A fishing line has been attached to allow for hanging.
- He has little flesh coloured cheeks and nose under all those locks.
- His hat is a blend of light blue, soft green and white Tencel (nettle fibre); white firestar; bright pink silk noil; leaf green, teal, maroon, and soft blue merino.
- He is lightweight and soft to the touch.
- His beard and hair is made from white Wensleydale locks that have been hand scoured by me using ecologically friendly and biodegradable soap. Care has been taken to use wool raised in the UK.
Each gnome is lovingly wrapped in beautiful tissue paper. He is safely placed in a thick cardboard box for their travels.
Can't find the perfect gnomes? I also make custom gnomes to your specifications. See my Custom Gnome listing for information.
Small child warning:
*Unfortunately, because of the handmade nature of the gnome, I cannot say my gnomes are safe for children. These gnomes are for decorative purposes only. Please message me if you have any concerns or questions.
**Photos have been taken in natural light. I have done my best to match the real-life colour, however, because monitors and phones are different, there will be some colour variation.
There is various folklore surrounding Gnomes. They are usually portrayed as small magical beings that mostly live underground. They protect Mother Nature’s animals and precious gems and metals.
Nisse/tomte are thought to bring good luck and protect the homes, animals, farms, gardens, and people that treat them nicely. However, they may cause mischief to those that harm them. In Scandinavia, the nisse was said to deliver gifts to the door.
Harold of the Hummingbirds, Spoonie Ornaments
These are ornamental gnomes and are not meant to be toys.
Depending on the wool used for the hat, they can be a bit fragile. These items are handmade, if pulled too hard, the item may be damaged. I do put them through a rigorous pulling test to ensure this doesn't happen.
Give a light pat to get rid of any dust.
When the gnome arrives, it's hair may be a little flat. Hang the gnome upside down and gently twirl. The hair should bounce back.