As much as I like Pinterest and enjoy collecting all the ideas and inspiration, some times I indulge myself by purchasing a craft magazine. There's nothing quite like getting it home and flipping through the pages. Searching for the first project to do is remininscent of flipping through the Sears Christmas catalog when I was a child.
I recently bought this one (sorry about the bad picture)
I found several projects that I want to do but first one the list was this
Oh but darn, I don't have all the materials needed to make one. No matter, a little shopping trip and I'll be good to go. WRONG! This is made with wood ball knobs and would you believe that I could not find them in the stores I was in? Just my luck, that's always happening to me. Again I say, "No matter, I'll wing it and make it a gnome of my own" And that is just what I did.
Instead of using wood balls for his head and body I used fabric. Mine doesn't look quite like the ones in the picture and he has no beard but I find him rather cute.
If by chance you don't hear from me today it could be that Sandy is causing problems. As I write this (Monday night to be scheduled for Tuesday morning) the rain is coming down in buckets and we are expecting high wids with gusts up to 60 mph. We are keeping a close watch on the basement because we always have a bit of a flooding problem. Tomorrow, if all goes well, I'll give you an update on how things are shaping up around here with the weather.