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Linda McMillen sits in her home workshop with miniature gnomes, made out of champagne corks, behind her.

Lakewood Ranch crafter brings gnome fad to local art show

Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2022 |

Linda McMillen sits in her home workshop with miniature gnomes, made out of champagne corks, behind her.

Linda McMillan shows off her bride and groom gnomes.

Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2022 |

Linda McMillan shows off her bride and groom gnomes.

Gnome graduates sit in Linda McMillan's entry way.

Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2022 |

Gnome graduates sit in Linda McMillan's entry way.

Gnome graduates will be sold at the Fine Arts Show and Sale in Lakewood Ranch.

Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2022 |

Gnome graduates will be sold at the Fine Arts Show and Sale in Lakewood Ranch.

Linda McMillan says she was making about 50 gnomes for the upcoming show and sale.

Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2022 |

Linda McMillan says she was making about 50 gnomes for the upcoming show and sale.

The groom and bride gnomes.

Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2022 |

The groom and bride gnomes.

Every gnome is made just a bit differently.

Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2022 |

Every gnome is made just a bit differently.

Linda McMillan shows off a miniature gnome.

Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2022 |

Linda McMillan shows off a miniature gnome.

Behind a gnome in her living room is an example of her love of elephants.

Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2022 |

Behind a gnome in her living room is an example of her love of elephants.

Linda McMillan says gnomes are hot in home decoration stores right now.

Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2022 |

Linda McMillan says gnomes are hot in home decoration stores right now.

The gnomes are aligned to march to an upcoming show in Lakewood Ranch.

Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2022 |

The gnomes are aligned to march to an upcoming show in Lakewood Ranch.

Linda McMillan works in her home workshop. She has been crafting all her life but only began selling her creations about eight years ago.

Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2022 |

Linda McMillan works in her home workshop. She has been crafting all her life but only began selling her creations about eight years ago.

Linda McMillan holds the body of a gnome, which is filled with rice.

Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2022 |

Linda McMillan holds the body of a gnome, which is filled with rice.

It's obvious that Easter is coming.

Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2022 |

It's obvious that Easter is coming.

Linda McMillan says anyone with basic sewing skills can make gnomes.

Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2022 |

Linda McMillan says anyone with basic sewing skills can make gnomes.

The nose of each gnome is made up of fiber-filled pantyhose pieces.

Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2022 |

The nose of each gnome is made up of fiber-filled pantyhose pieces.

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