Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday Five - Gnomes

I found some lovable gnomes to share with you today!!!  Make sure you stop by the featured shops when you have a few moments over the weekend and check them out!  Tell me what you think! 

Boston terrier Gnome dog art print
Dog Artist Brian Rubenacker from Michigan has a unique style.
His shop is most certainly a favorite shop of mine.  If you are a dog owner you will love his shop too. 
I am a proud Boston Terrier owner, so I am drawn to his art, & I love all the bright colors he chooses. 
Rubenacker has an amazing ability to capture the Boston Terriers childlike, stubborn personality.
"His dogs are naughty and knowing. They are childlike with their toys, and as cool as Rat Packers with their martinis and highballs. They are up to no good, smoking cigarettes and getting into the cookie jar, but they are certainly not primitive in the naïve tradition, or terror-filled, hopeless, nihilistic and gruesome in the pop surrealist one. 
They are simply precocious."
His work is found in private collections all around the world.
You must check out his work. A must. Simply amazing!

Gnome & Lady Gnome Counted Cross Stitch Pattern Download, sent by email

Tina from Florida, & owner of Sewingseed
loves to create fun and fresh cross stitch patterns that are easy to stitch. 
You can find cute and easy cross stitch patterns and kits in her shop. 
If your mom loves to sew these kits are just for her this Mother's Day! 
For shop news, updates, and freebies visit Tina on her blog: 
or follow her on Facebook:        

Pocket Gnome
 In Wisconsin, Feltasaurus owner Lisa...
designs and creates natural, felted wool art-toys, accessories, and all sorts of fuzzy cuteness.
        Many of her creations are inspired by her children. 
She loves to create to inspire imagination (no batteries required). 

I had to share her "Guide to Owning a Pocket Gnome:"

1.You must give him a name.
2.You must tell him lots of secrets.
3.You must never call him a troll.
4.You must protect him from cats and other creatures that may try to eat him.

Follow her on Facebook:   

Fairytale Forest Plush Gnome Doll
Residing in Missouri, April, comes from a long line of artists, builders, and makers.
In fact, her handmade toy business is named after her family's construction company,
Riley Construction. She designs happy plush for happy people.  
Handcrafted from a combination of recycled/vintage materials and modern materials.
Looking for her elswhere? You are in luck:  
Pinterest -
Blog -
Go to her charming shop to find out where to buy her happy plushies in person...

Nostalgic limited edition clothing and housewares for vintage and handmade enthusiasts...gnomes, sewing machines, and cuteness galore is what you get at Moxie Madness

Owner Priscilla is inspired by any and everything nostalgic or just plain old eccentric.

Happy Weekend everyone.  I will be busy at the:

Pregnancy Baby Kids Expo tomarrow 9-4 if anyone wants to stop by and say hey!

I am also working on a huge "Circle of Love Giveaway."  Over at Free Spirit Designs
So please check back soon! xo


  1. Awesome collection of gnomes! Thank you for including my pair among these lovelies :)

  2. Super cute gnomes! And what a great way to share your blogspace with others!