I wanted to let you all know that I have spied yet another gnome sighting in Minnesota! My long lost best friend Faith has been suffering from her lack of gnomage...and lo and behold, what should she find at a thrift store but this darling book:
Isn't it just TOO fab? Here's an example of the illustrations:
You'll have to go to her blogsite to see the rest...and to let her regale you with the "tale of the find!" What fun!
Also, I wanted to show you what else I've acquired in the line of gnomedom...are you ready? You will surely turn utterly GREEN when you see the newest addition to my gnome village!
It's an aqua canned ham birdhouse! I absolutely SQUEALED with delight when I saw it at JoAnn Fabrics! Isn't it wonderful? I'm creating an awning for it out of this material:
And if you recall my photoshopped dream paint job for our canned ham:
All Bud and I need are pointy hats and it will be an identical scene!
I also wanted to let you know a bit of news about the AltAred Art Retreat: I WILL be teaching at least one online class! Either the "Chunky Junque Book" class or the Canvas Art Journal Class. Regardless, I will be letting you know soon about class & kit cost, supply list, and time and date. I TOTALLY forgot that I have a web cam built in to my laptop...I can record even if my FLIP video cam fails me! HOORAY!
I also wanted to show you this "easy peasy" little gnome from the creative mind of Christy at SweetTidings:
It's simply baker's twine wrapped around a wooden spool, topped with a round wooden bead and a little felt hat and scarf! ADORABLE for your sewing basket...or atop your favorite pin cushion! Brilliant!
One more thing...I will be adding this to the Grand Prize Box at the end of the month:
A little DIY terrarium kit! Many of you have told me you've had a hard time finding the tiny goodies that go inside a terrarium, so I will "share the wealth" of my stash and give you all you need to make a tiny little gnome world yourself! The kit includes:
A Bit of Terrarium Moss
A Handful of Mushrooms...asst. sizes
2 or More Gnomes
A tiny little fawn
And a small Mason Jar to use as either storage or the terrarium itself!
To enter in the drawing, all you need to do is leave a comment on any January post! I'll put all entries into a random number generator, assign numbers, then put THOSE numbers into a random generator and draw 1 name! The lucky winner will have their prize of gnomie goodness sent to them right away! Be sure to privately email me your snail mail addy so I can be sure that EVERYONE who attends my gnome party this month receives a Gnome Tag as a door prize!
It's all SO exciting, isn't it?
More soon! Hugs and teeny, tiny gnome kisses,