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Embla the Nordic Forest Troll by Nymla Embla the Nordic Forest Troll by Nymla
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This is Embla, a Nordic Forest Troll.

The body is made of felted wool with styrofoam inside. It feels wooly and soft, but the body is stiff. It is attached to a wooden board with fake moss on.
The tail is posable and made of wool. The head is made of sculpey clay, wool and acrylic paints.
It is about 15 cm in height and weighs about 250 grams.
This is an original sculpt and is not a cast, so there will never be another one exactly like this.

Embla:

She is a very kind, thoughtful but also curious little creature. She likes to be by herself a lot and think about things. But she also likes to go on adventures and discover new things in the big forest.

Nordic Forest Trolls:

These small troll creatures (their bodies about the size of a big apple) live deep in the forest under the moss and tree roots where they dig and build their lairs. Their burrows can be quite deep with large “rooms” to fit several trolls, sleeping together. In the winter the forest trolls go into hibernation and wake up again in the spring.

Us humans hardly ever see these creatures, although they can seem a bit clumsy they can be very sneaky, especially since they can go completely invisible for short periods.
But legends and myths do mention these creatures. A common saying used by people in Norden, where these trolls live (mostly in northern Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), is that “the small ones have been here” when a blueberry area suddenly has been cleaned out.
The trolls love blueberries and that is almost all they eat. They also eat other berries, but only if they have to.

The Nordic Forest Trolls have big round noses with spots on their heads, and a small mouth. They bounce/hop/skip through the forest with their round little bodies and use their tail to climb and grab things.
They usually have no feet and hands but they can use magic to plop out little hands if they need, but they usually just use their tails.

Forest Trolls do not have a lot of other magical skills, their minds are mostly focused on blueberries. But one other great skill is that they can smell the berries from a very long distance and they can eat more berries than what seems physically possible for their small bodies.
If a troll loses its tail it can no longer use magic and it becomes very depressed. Although it can grow back again in a couple of years.
The trolls can live for hundreds of years.


More of my trolls:
  Meri the Nordic Forest Troll (available on Etsy) by Nymla Jorm the Nordic Forest Troll by Nymla Sindre the Nordic Forest Troll (Available on Etsy) by Nymla  The Blueberry Hunt  (Available on Etsy!) by Nymla
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MaryShaa Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student
Wow! Awesome!
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Nymla Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! ^^
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Escaron Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ååh du har lagt up mer trollisar!!!! De är så fina! Å ser så mysigt mystiska ut!!!
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Nymla Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Jaaaa minsann!! Tack Linda vad glad jag bliir :D
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Escaron Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Vassego! :D Din stil på allt du gör är sådär mystiskt å liksom nostalgiskt på nå vis. Jag kan inte riktigt förklara men för mig är det den där känslan jag får när jag läser en jättebra bok om någon förfluten värld med gamla stenborgar å mysiga byar. Den känslan får jag för det du gör å jag älskar det!  

En dag ska jag köpa ett troll av dig, lisa får ju ett super duper fiiiint!! Kan man liksom requesta färger å sånt? Alltså typ på håret? 
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Nymla Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aauuhh det där var typ en bästa beskrivningen/komplimangen ever ^^ Tackitacki :hug:

Yahay ^^ Jag vet inte jag, det var den första jag började med, du kommer hitta massa skavanker på det, ångesstt ;P
Ja jag har en hel del olika färger med ull så det kan man requesta ganska fritt.
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Escaron Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Vassego! Jag är glad att du förstod vad jag menade. Haha

Skavanker är fint! ^^ Ooooh, asså jag måste bara göra det en dag!! Vill ha ett litet troll!!!
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Nymla Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Trolls for everyone!!! :O
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GabriellesBabrielles Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
love it :)
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Nymla Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yay! ^^
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LimitlessEndeavours Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
That hair.. Looks just like you :D Great job! Love your little trolls!
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Nymla Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Heheee, sort of xD Thaank you, glad you do! ^^
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