I have always made costumes for my daughter throughout her entire life. As I list these costumes, the memories flood back.
An Indian on horseback
And an Angel on a cloud (her horse)
A Scarecrow on a scarecrow horse
A medieval maiden
Jeannie (from “I dream of”)
Black Beauty (yes the horse)
And a witch
Alice in wonderland
And a child on a carousel horse
Now she is grown and we work together on costumes for her at times. Its fun and she can have a costume no one else is wearing. So this past year in October she decided she wanted to be a Gnome. I guess that desire lay dormant in her ever since she was little and one of her favorite television programs was a show called “David the Gnome.”
A new movie is coming out soon called, “Gnomeo and Juliet.” It is a tale about two star-crossed gnome lovers from feuding families, well you all know the story. Since it is computer generated animation I am sure this rendition has a happier ending. Anyway if all of a sudden next year a lot of people are dressing up as gnomes, just remember, for my daughter and I, that was sooooo last year!