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    A Mushroom Village, New Rustics, Fairy Garden SALE!

    Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Fairy Garden, Miniatures, Mushroom House Kit, Rhonda Secrist Thomas

    The Mushroom Village In My Back Woods by Rhonda Thomas

    Ah… is that not the sweetest little gnome village? And Rhonda seems to have happened upon it by accident! 🙂

    Here’s some of the intro text from Rhonda’s blog post:

    I’ve had a lot of time for exploring in the woods behind my house. You will never believe what I found! Just past the hill, beyond a huge bolder, is a Mushroom Village full of hard working gnomes.

    I couldn’t believe my eyes and exclaimed, “Oh my, is this even real?” And the gnome in the middle mushroom replied, “Dude, what are you on?” And then they all laughed at me. It was very strange, but then they went on to tell me that since I have learned to slow down more, and appreciate the little things, I can somehow now “see” them.

    Apparently they have been there for years, which explains why my dog, Antoinette, is always yapping in their direction.

    Such a fun project! I’m going to point out one new thing that Rhonda used (and check out the 2 close-ups below, too): Mini Straw or Field Grass.

    It’s made for making little tufts as marsh grass (but could also be used for thatching a tiny roof). Made of dyed… I’m going to say nylon (looks like the same material as a paintbrush). There are instructions on the product page, too.

    Here’s Rhonda’s supply list and you can read more in her blog post (plus get more info on making tiny slits in the base to stand up characters cut from the collage sheets, like the squirrel below).

    There’s another photo in the Giveaway section below, too (plus a chance to win lots of the supplies)!

    What else is new today?

    New or back in stock (like that rustic table)! And see below for 2 more NEW items (both included in today’s new sale)!

    NEW Flash Sale: Gnomes & Fairies Collection!

    25% to 50% off! Lots of variety, too: from scrapbook paper to charms to miniatures. And tons of collage sheets at 40% off! Over 180 items!

    Note: anything on clearance or a rubber stamp or a clearance charm is marked down to 50% off!

    The sale ends FRIDAY night, August 28th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

    Here’s examples of misc. clearance items in the sale (50% off)!

    AND here’s examples of clearance charms in the sale (50% off)!

    Mushroom Village Giveaway!

    Industrious is right! Between that gnome peeling potatoes and the squirrel… eating (Is he eating? We’ll call that industrious but maybe not!), this tiny portion of the whole village scene caught my eye and is the focus for this Giveaway.

    Starting with the basics you’ll need:
    The Mushroom House Kit itself! (that includes the chipboard shrine, tiny windows and 2 collage sheets — with the industrious gnome)
    – The chipboard base all the houses are sitting on
    A Summer Gnome Home Paper Set (I spy some of the green moss print on the house at left; also in a photo below) — even more paper! And you may need full 12×12 sheets if you’re making a village!
    – The new field grass!

    Then moving on to some of the items in the close-up:
    Tiny Stairs (so cute!)
    Tiny Square Lantern (over the squirrel’s head, and the collage sheet he’s on is included, too!)
    Polymer Clay Red Mushroom Slices
    Miniature Brown Path Pebbles (that Rhonda used as “stone” in the arch over the door)

    You can view all of the items in Rhonda’s Supply List, but only(!) the items above are included in today’s prize.

    And a bonus! Not used in this scene, I’m also adding the New Toadstools Collage Sheet! (Such a useful group, designed by Nichola Battilana! See a photo below; and it’s included in the Flash Sale!)

    To enter the Mushroom Village Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY Night, August 28, 2020).

    And tell me: what will you make from this big group of items?

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you donít see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    Who won the Welcome to Atlantis Faux Book Giveaway from the last newsletter? That would be Rosalie Lunger! Congrats! Check your email for info.

    Posted by Leslie, August 27th, 2020

    29 responses to “A Mushroom Village, New Rustics, Fairy Garden SALE!”

    1. Debora L. says:

      What a cute project! Love the little village she created!

    2. ricki walker says:

      The village is adorable! I love the gnomes but those squirrels steal the show!

    3. Deb Revier says:

      love love love fairy gardens, so this is right up my alley. The gnomes are sooo cute.

    4. Kathy Toews says:

      There’s no place like gnome!

    5. Francine Perri says:

      How adorable. I would love to make a mushroom house with these items

    6. Anne Stodghill says:

      Super cute project!

    7. Michele Manzo says:

      Loving all the beautiful details of this very special Mushroom village!
      As the winner of the last fairy & gnome giveaway, thank you so much for The gift & Opportunity to be part of this magical woodland adventure!♥️

    8. Leah says:

      Toadstoooooools! 😍

    9. Sue O says:

      I love this!

    10. Judy Adamcyk says:

      Very nice

    11. Kat Cashwell says:

      So adorable & I love toadstools!!!

    12. Rhonda says:

      I wish my husbands German grandma was still with us. She would have loved this.

    13. Janet M Turner says:

      Adorable! Thank you for all the great ideas.

    14. Jackie says:

      too cute

    15. Jen R says:

      Great project!

    16. Laural says:


    17. Ann F. says:

      I love the fairy gardens. So much fun!

    18. Nadine says:

      Very cute, I have lots of real mushrooms in my yard right now! Maybe fairies too!

    19. Jean Marmo says:

      Simply darling! Loving the mushrooms!

    20. Carla M says:

      Cute project! Love the new field grass and vintage backgrounds!

    21. Ina Good says:

      I love Rhondas mushroom houses and things to create with them!

    22. Denise Bryant says:

      Love this mushroom village project! I’d love to make a gnome scene with these items!

    23. Jo says:

      I love these mushroom fairy houses! How cute!!!

    24. Kim Rayko says:

      Sooo sweet! Love it

    25. KIM W says:

      What a wonderful give away.

    26. Heather C says:

      This little village is adorable!

    27. Nancy E says:

      What a sweet project! Hard to pick my favorite.

    28. Lea Cook says:

      Just too cute!Great ideas.

    29. LeAnn says:

      I love everything about this