I had a couple of loose wooden balls and spools in two different tins so my daughter could sort them, but now she is a little older, this game was a little boring for her. So I thought that I maybe could use them for something different. I ran to buy glue, found some felt and made this little gnomes. You can find these materials at any craft store.
I glued them and looked up a website that had inspired me... "Squirrel Acorns" (it includes the tutorial) and started sewing... After I made the gnomes, I had to make them an home! I found the tutorial on this page The Little house by the Sea"
This is the gnome and the Mushroom. I made 10 gnomes. My daughter really loves it!