Monday, July 24, 2017

Fairy Sparkles

It's well known that every gnome in the garden specializes in a specific trade. How else would you explain the variety in magic you see in the garden around you? Whether it be painting rainbows across the sky, or placing dew drops on the morning leaves, we owe it all to the fuzzy souls and their creativity. This little lady, known by her loved ones as Fairy Sparkles, has been searching far and wide, across the garden, for inspiration to learn her trade. After searching for what seemed to her to be a long long time (she's quite excited to get started), she has finally found the perfect match! She wants to become a fairy door maker! With a hop and a giggle, she flutters to her new home. You may wonder why she has picked such a niche style of magic, but the way she sees it there is nothing better than building a door way between the world of magic and the world of children. Whether a child is in need of help conquering a fear, or a safe place to put things, every child can use a bit of magic in their rooms. Fairy Sparkles absolutely loves hearing the stories about why someone wants a door, but even better is the knowledge that the door has helped a little one so much. The idea of creating a special door that will only work for a child just as special, and the thought of seeing them happy in their homes must make everything worthwhile! Children may eventually grow far too old for fairy doors and fairies, but if you ask me, a home filled with love will always have a place for a fairy door or two, or eight! And besides, there's a lot of magic between now and adulthood. There's so much work to be done! She's so excited to become an apprentice door maker that she can hardly contain her sparkles. It seems they're getting onto everything! When can she start?

Saturday, July 22, 2017

My Garden

Oh. My. Gnomes. Just look at these two lovely ladies! Even though they were planted in the same corner of the garden, spend even just one moment with them and it's easy to see just how different they both are. While one seems plain like a daisy, the other is a little miss priss like a rose. The first adapts well to change, while the latter does not. Daisies are easy to grow and always seem so light-hearted and care-free. Roses may not be easy, but when they do grow they are as beautiful as can be! If you ask me, it all a bit funny but all in a wonderful way! They are the same in that they each know the other is the one gnome in the entire garden they can count on 100%. No two flowers could be any different, yet no two flowers could be any closer. Together they grew, each receiving the type of love and attention they needed to blossom into their own, and together they make the garden a better place, each in their own way. My garden is complete, and I would have it no other way.

Coloring contest entry by Heather

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Wee Wonder

Don't let her size and appearance fool you. This little lady is stronger and braver than just about any other gnome in the garden. She understands just how important it is to always do the right thing, even if it is gnot the easy thing to do. If she is presented with an option to do something good or follow the crowd going in the opposite direction, it comes as gno surprise that she will she stand strong. Gnor is it a surprise that, in doing so, she inspires the others to turn around with her. You might gnot expect to know such courage from somegnome such as herself, and may wonder where her source of strength comes from. Pssst... I'll let you in on a little secret. What she does she does freely and with a clear conscience! With a heart as pure of hers, comes great power. May you always be aware of the strength you hold inside you.

Quotes from Wonder Woman pendents purchased from the craft store...
"What I do I do freely and with a clear conscience"
"Always be aware of your strength"

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Origami Owlette

Look at this little hoot! What a beautiful little owlette she is! As I watch her grow into her own self, I can gnot help but simply stare in awe. I am so impressed with her spirit and kind soul! No doubt she is a force for good and is always looking for ways to make the garden around her a better place. It seems that she knows just what to do to make a difference in the lives of those lucky enough to know her, even if that is a simple smile or a kind word of encouragement. She has the magic touch and certainly lives her life with as much sparkle as possible! She loves with every ounce of her little body. She may gnot realize this, being as small as she is, but she is an inspiration to even the elder gnomes around her. Gno doubt she has what it takes to reach her dreams and dream big she does! The garden is a better place with this wise soul in it, and there is gnothing I enjoy more than to watch her love, shine and grow.

This gnome was made for a little Owlette working for Origami Owl, a company that focuses on being a Force for good, to live Sparkly. Their mottos are Love, Shine, Grow. Their mission is TO BE A FORCE FOR GOOD; TO LOVE, inspire + MOTIVATE PEOPLE OF ALL AGES TO REACH THEIR dreams + empower THEM TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS


You may gnot think it by looking at him gnow, but this brave little soul came from very humble beginnings. There was once a time when he didn't believe he deserved much more than a small cupboard under the stairs to call his own, but look at him gnow! Gno doubt every ounce of his body is full of courage, chivalry, and determination. These things give him the magic to stand up for what's right and to gnot be intimidated by anything bad that may try to squeeze into his little corner of the garden. You may be asking yourself why he hasn't always been known to be so brave. Wanna know what I think? I think it's because he finally found a set of friends who believed in him. The magic of friendship can be powerful stuff. Gnothing can hold him back gnow!