8 comments on “Give a Girl a Gnome Book

  1. I have no idea when and where I came across your blog. I feel like it was a Pinterest post about the shed you re-vamped. Loved it.
    I subscribed to your blog at that time and I am so glad I did. I read all of your posts and enjoy each one.
    THIS BOOK!!! Gah! My 5 year old boy will love and devour it also and I am so thankful you posted this.
    I cannot wait to get one.
    Thanks for always giving me something enjoyable to read.

    • Hi Rhonda, so glad that you did find us!!!! I just write about the thing we do and like…..glad that you find them just as inspiring/interesting too. I’ll try to keep it up.

      Thanks for the note!

  2. I’ve got a copy of that book myself, and I just love it! You did what I dreamed of doing, I wanted to make myself a gnome house but for whatever reason I never did. I think I’ll go have a browse through my book right now! 🙂

  3. Hello, Just wanted to let you know that I have been reading your blog/email for about 2 months. You are very talented. As soon I read about the Gnome book, I had to have one for my 10 year old son. I ordered the 1970’s version the one with the front and back Gnome on the cover. It was perfect and my son and I read it cover to cover. The illustrations and detail are wonderful. It is now on our coffee table and we skim thru it often. Thanks for the suggestion.

    • Awwww that’s great! I’m so glad that both of you enjoyed it! It’s seriously been one of my favorites for years and I’m so glad that I could pass it on to you both.

  4. James, back in 1980 I had a Gnome Home that I built. It was an exact replica of the scene on the back of your book. But it was a kit that came with everything, which was cut-out furniture and glue. The colorful furniture & decor item had “fold” instructions, and little tabs to tuck in. Sometimes I’d accidentally tear off the tab, thus the glue. I loved that little house, and it sat on a table in my apt. At Christmastime, my roommate and I broke a little branch off our tree and made a Christmas tree for the Gnome House. A few months after making it, I gave it to a friend’s daughters. I saw that same kit on ebay about 5 years ago, original uncut, unused, and I contemplated buying it. But there were school supplies for my kids to buy, So I let it go. Now I search and search for it, and don’t find it. Why did you retire and why did the whole thing get discontinued?

    • Hi Louise, I absolutely remember that punch-out gnome house book. I couldn’t afford it so I made my own out of cardboard…. scaled perfectly to fit the plastic gnome Christmas ornaments we had at the time. (Btw, I still have them) I added every detail; even the Bavarian throne toilet. Not sure what ever became of it. Thanks for jogging my old memory. Now I’ll be scouring eBay for that book!

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