We made some holiday elves at a family party over the weekend. I must say, having a craft project to entertain everyone at a party is a whole lot of fun. Most of the elves were made with red and green clothes, in celebration of Christmas. But, because our family does not celebrate Christmas, my daughter Miriam decided to make a gnome, based on the classic book "Gnomes" by Wil Huygen and Rien Poortvliet. Did you have this book as a child? I did, and I remember spending hours reading through it and almost believing that these little folks lived lives parallel to our own.