Today I’m excited to share with you a project inspired by my recent trip to Norway, this Tomte Christmas Gnome Pillow ! If you like this project then you may also enjoy this patchwork Christmas pillow sewing pattern.
Last summer while we were in Norway, we spent one day in Bergen (if you’d like to read a bit more about our experiences in Norway you can CLICK HERE, the Bergen installment is still to come, but I’ve shared a bit about a few other cities we visited). While in Bergen we stumbled onto the cutest little Christmas shop that was housed in one of the historic buildings that make up the Bryggen wharf area.
Not only was the store ADORABLE, it had the craziest, crookedest stair case that I have ever climbed in my life! We all got a little bit disoriented on our way up.
Inside the store there were a gazillion, completely adorable Christmas gnomes, or Tomte as they are called in Norway (on a side note, I’ve seen them called both tomte, and tomten, I’m guessing tomten is plural, but if anyone knows for sure, let me know).
As usual when I’m shopping and surrounded by a plethora of CUTE, I get overwhelmed and can’t decide what to buy. After spending way too much time wandering the store, I picked up a set of wood tomte to add to our Christmas decor at home.
Now that I’m home, and it’s Christmas-time, I’ve been thinking a lot about those adorable Tomten and my trip to Norway. I have a million ideas swirling through my head, and decided that I’d start working through them by creating a pillow inspired by the tomten and my trip to Bergen.
I’ve written up a pattern for the pillow, if you’d like to make one here are the instructions and a few more photos of the pillow!
(also, the snowflake pillow in the photos is a pattern that I’ve created for BERNINA, as soon as they post it on their site I’ll share a link to it with you).
(yep, the dog managed to get in the photos AGAIN!)