Sunday, February 12, 2012

gnomes and pretzel buttons

I have a fondness for Gnomes. Anything gnomes. If I could, I'd fill my yard to the rims with garden gnomes. The reason I can't is because, well, my collection has gotten that big yet and, also, I have two dogs that would knock em over. But I have an appreciation for a garden gnome garden. I really, really do. When Gnomeo and Juliet came out in theaters, uh yes, I was sooo there. And when I saw this really cute gnomey fabric with a gnome garden scape, I HAD to get it. And what did I do with it? I made a skirt for my daughter.
Cute, right?
And then I made her a cute gnomey hat with a bow. (to match this coat I just bought her.) (Girls size, clearance for 14.99!!!!!)
Oh yes, I've been doing lots this past week. I also have some goodies that will soon be going in the store:
And, look, we made valentine buttons! (found on pinterest)
Here's a quick recap:
What you need:
square pretzels
hershey hugs
m&ms (I used raspberry. I didn't even know such things existed, but they are soooo yummy!!)
optional: wax paper
Preheat oven to 200
Unwrap hugs, place on to pretzel
Line up on (wax paper) cookie sheet
Bake for approximately 4 minutes, or until hugs are soft (but not melted!)
Press m&m into each hug
Cool in fridge (do not take off cookie sheet until cooled. Chocolate can be messy!)


  1. Love love love that gnome fabric! Where is it from? And Lucia is so pretty in the hat picture. I mean, she is always pretty, but especially in that pic.

    Can't wait to see the bags!

  2. Danka.
    Fabric is from Linden Tree in Linden Hills. I also got some eiffel tower fabric. :D

  3. Psst. I love gnomes, too. -Laura