Saturday, January 16


Greetings, gnomies!

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,
Paula Clare


She'sSewPretty said...

Oh no! I have to go to Joanns right now! I even have a gift certificate I haven't used. That little camper is just too cute!!

Nan said...

Thanks for posting the link to my blog and about my Fairy Cottage. On Pink Sat (today) I posted some gnomes that live in that very cottage. I must make a little gnome jar like you mentioned. I will keep checking back with you and see what the gnomes are doing. You have a delightful blog. Nan

Jo said...

You have me squealing with delight over your gnomes. What a treat to read your blog.

Faith Lynn said...

Hi Paula,

What fun! I love the miniature canned if canned ham = Spam, what is the mini-can-ham???
Do you remember potted meat, or is it deviled ham? I think it was just spam put in a food processor anyway, but it struck me funny today.

love ya,
Faith Lynn

Scrap for Joy said...

Paula-this gnome party has certainly grown to huge fun proportions! Almost every day you are reporting new sightings. Who knew it would "mushroom" like this-LOL! Glad you signed up for my giveaway...I love it when friends, old and new, visit!

GardenofDaisies said...

Hi Paula, I just posted a "gnome post". Are you going to have everyone join in oner place with a Mr Linky or something similar?

GardenofDaisies said...

Oops! That would be "one", not oner.

Jacqueline said...

Please be sure to drop my gnome hat in the grand give away...thank you very much...Jacqueline!

Tawnya said...

I love gnomes too! Here is the gnome cake I made my dear husband for his birthday:

Linda said...

Paula, I love the new canned ham birdhouse...perfect colors! And the little spool gnome is too cute. I'm off to try and recreate it right now!

ByLightOfMoon said...

I have enoyed all your little gnome postings and I have a Vintage Shasta trailer too. I shall take them with me on next travels! Great idea and your resturant was fabulous!

Smiles, Cyndi

Nicole said...

Aww I love your blog:)!!! I am soo happy I found it:)!!! Everything you make is so kitschy, kitschy, cute:)!!! Thanks for all of your fun& fabulous ideas:)!!!
I will come back here often:)!!!
<3 Nickey