I’m Short…and Here’s Why That is Good News for You

     I am short. Not just on the shorter side of average…flat out short. I’m four feet and ten inches tall. No, that’s not a typo. I’m told I inherited this wonderful short gene from my grandma who towered at a whopping four feet and eleven inches tall. Sadly she passed away before I had a chance to meet her, let alone before I grew to be nearly her height.

     Right now you’re probably thinking, “Okay, Crafty Josephine, get to the part where I benefit from your lack of height.” Well, I’ve been chopping the bottoms off of pants and dresses for as long as I can remember. Often times I’m left with a small handful of cute fabric with no purpose.

IMG_1904Back in the day my mother used to make me scrunchies with the leftover fabric she had from hemming my pants. Scrunchies! Remember those? I think they are making a comeback. At my age, if I tried wearing one I would probably just look like someone who forgot to stop wearing them the first time around instead of someone who is really on trend. 😉 I digress again. Well, now I’ve found yet another perfect use for those scraps of adorable fabric. Gnome parts! This thrift shop dress was too long for me, but after hemming it’s the perfect length. More importantly, my bee themed gnome has the arms it was always meant to have! Isn’t that just the greatest thing you’ve ever heard?! Now its insanely cute self is ready to live in and brighten up your home! You’re welcome! 😉IMG_1907


Back in March when everyone was doing their “Meet the maker” posts, I didn’t feel like I was ready to introduce myself yet. I had only been back on Etsy for a month or two and was very much still trying to get a rhythm down between making and posting. I guess this is kind of my meet the maker post a few months late.

Here’s the link to my Etsy shop where you can find the honeybee gnome and other cute gnomes for your home:




Rustic Farmhouse Cotton Gnomes

I’ve been thinking about making a gnome like this for months and for whatever reason just didn’t get around to it. It feels like every other post I see on Instagram either has buffalo plaid or cotton in it (some even have both). Well here’s a gnome for people who love that decor style!

What about you? What’s your home decor style? Let me know in the comments below.

Here’s the link to my Etsy shop where you can find this guy and other cute gnomes:


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