EleventhHourPress' Shop Announcement

Welcome to my whimsical handmade collection of Gnome Homes, Extended Greeting Cards and Sumptuous Bookmarks featuring natural and man-made elements with a bit 'o glitz.

I've added a few other items to my shop: Itsy Bitsy Whitchy Homes and Little Baby Pillows.

My ~*Gnome Homes*~ reflect what you might expect to find tucked gently under arching fern fronds beneath a large old tree. Cloaked in pine cone scales, leaves, moss and lichen, you might not notice the tiny front door or stained glass window unless you were lucky enough to glimpse the wee pointed red hat of a Gnome quickly ducking inside, or hiding behind a broad leaf.

All of the Gnome homes are made of wood and use natural elements that are either gathered here on our property, or locally purchased. The medium homes measure 8x5x4 1/2 and the small are 6 1/2x4 1/2x3. Materials and paints will weather naturally if kept outdoors, though due to the glue they will last longer sitting tucked on a bookshelf--a cozy starter home for the newly wed House Gnome.

~*Extended Greetings*~ is the card line I make that is dual purposed. Inside each one-of-a-kind card are two sheets of quality acid and lignin-free writing papers, either secured with coils of coordinating threads and hemp cord, or clipped with swirls of copper, gold or silver colored wire. There is also an additional envelope for resending. Include the second blank sheet when you send your card in the additional envelope with instructions for your recipient to "extend" a greeting using the same card and the second blank sheet for their personal greeting to send out again.

Of course with the handmade papers, natural elements, and other embellishments, the cards make an attractive framed piece for that wall space that needs just a little something!

If you prefer to have only the card with single sheet and envelope, the price is a dollar less.

~*Sumptuous Bookmarks*~ If you're looking for that extra special bookmark that goes beyond the card stock freebie from the library or the grocery receipt, look no further! Each rich, original bookmark is crafted from quality woven ribbons, bedecked with jewel-like beads, charms, threads or other accentuating elements. Try the luxurious gold, sienna and cadmium fabric for that exotic and sultry romance set in the Middle East. Or confederate blue and earthy browns for the colonial historic fiction. A darker hued marker for something a bit Poe-esk. Avid readers will never loose their place with these themed and beautiful bookmarks!

The ribbon on the bookmarks measure between 8 to 9 1/2 inches long with generally an 1 1/2 to 2 inches of beaded chandelier. The width can be 1 inch to 2.

My newest addition are my "Little Baby Pillows". These can be used for where ever you lay your head; the beach, road trips or camping. Little Baby Pillows can also be used as accent pillows for the bed, for the kids, they can also be used for over nights and taken to daycare.

These pillows are made of soft, kid-friendly cotton materials and stimulates the senses. They are pretty fun and comfy!

You can buy them with or without the pillow already inside the case.

I hope you find something you will enjoy for yourself or for gifting.

EleventhHourPress' Shop Policies


Welcome to Eleventh Hour Press! Take a few minutes to trek through my creations of Gnome Homes, Bird Homes, Extended Greeting Cards, and Heirloom Bookmarks. I think you will be pleased with the uniqueness of my creations that take the standard an extra step.


Preferred payment is through PapPay, a safe and quick way to make your purchases.

Additionally, I will accept money orders and personal checks. Be advised that I will ship your item as soon as the order is paid for, or as soon as your check clears the bank.


Shipping will be via USPS for standard shipping rates. If you prefer insurance, priority mail, or overnight, please specify. There will be a higher shipping rate for these conveniences.

Appropriate packaging will be used to insure the safety of your order. Whenever possible, I will package your order using recycled materials (ie. shredded paper, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, tissue paper, etc.) in an effort to reduce waste.

Cards will be sent in sturdy, flat packaging.

Refunds and Exchanges

My creations are one of a kind, unique and carefully crafted. I have taken care to list my creations with clear photographs and accurate descriptions. However, please convo me if you are in any way displeased, or pleased!, with my creations. Return postage would be the responsibility of the buyer.

If you have any concerns about damage during delivery, I would recommend adding insurance to your order.

Should I change my policies in the future, I will list the information here.

Additional Policies and FAQs

Once my stock reaches a manageable level, I will certainly consider custom orders. Convo me to discuss.

Last Updated February 12, 2011