Halloween Decorations in Mushroom Meadow

Hi there!

I hope you’re having a good week so far! I have a lot of homework to catch up on since I took last weekend off from schoolwork to take pictures with Michael and visit his grandparents. If I get all my work done before Friday, I can spend next Saturday playing with my Calico Critters in Mushroom Meadow!

Mushroom Meadow is all ready for Halloween this year! Below is a the pumpkin patch I set up for the Calico Critter babies. All the pumpkins were made by me using polymer clay. The Candy Shop is from Target, and the weird pumpkin man was from a dollar store in Houston. The pumpkin wagon is a Calico Critter accessory. I’m obsessed with the tomato baby next to the princess bunny. She has little tomatoes on her ears, and it’s just so cute!

Mushroom Meadow Pumpkin Patch

The Pandas’ home is always a little spooky, but they’ve added some glow-in-the-dark pumpkins to their living room to spice it up for Halloween. I used glow-in-the-dark polymer clay for these. I made a Zero from Nightmare Before Christmas using this clay as well, but Michael loves him, so he took him to his office before I could get any pictures.

The Chiffon children made sure to decorate their upstairs apartment of the Mushroom Café as well. The Chiffon house is one of my favorites. It was a really lucky Facebook Marketplace find for only $20!

Mushroom Café Upstairs

Below are some pictures of Mushroom Café. The pumpkin garland hanging on the inside was made for us by a wonderful friend.

Mrs. Giraffe purchased a fancy dress from our friend at CatzillasMinis on Etsy to wear in honor of this month. She looks very cute! I love the bag and other goodies that our friend included!

The Otters have special pumpkins to match the color scheme of their home. Also, yes, that is Baby Ghost hanging out with Cordelia! They had a great time together on Saturday. There’s going to be a party this weekend, and Cordelia is very excited!

Thank you for reading! I’ll be back on Friday with even more pictures of Mushroom Meadow!

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Pumpkin Patch Tradition

Hi there!

I hope you’re all doing well! My weekend went by so quickly. We spent Saturday visiting with Michael’s grandparents, and we spent Sunday taking pictures. I had a great time, but I am exhausted and wildly unprepared for the week now. Also, Cengage is down, so I can’t do my homework. Yay.

It will be okay though. I have plenty of other things I can work on until Cengage is working again.

My husband and I have a tradition of taking pictures together at a Pumpkin Patch every October. We both love October and Halloween. It’s our favorite holiday.

This year, for whatever reason, we couldn’t find a pumpkin patch, so we decided to DIY it by buying our own pumpkins and hay from Walmart and going to a nearby historical marker.

I think our pictures turned out really cute!

The dress I’m wearing is the Brigid Maxi from Holy Clothing. It’s so pretty, and it has pockets!

Below are the pictures from previous years.

I always forget I own those cat tights! I need to wear them more often. They’re so much fun!

Also, Miria (the dog) has only been to a pumpkin patch with us one time. She was very distressed and uncomfortable, so we have never taken her back. She was just a puppy, and she thought the pumpkins were terrifying. Isaac, our other dog, has never been to any pumpkin patches, but she happily takes pictures with pumpkins in our backyard.

That’s all I have for this post. I mostly just wanted to share our tradition with everyone. It’s very special to us.

Thank you for reading!

October!

Hi there!

I took last week off from posting because it was my orientation week at the place I’ll be completing my practicum for my master’s in counseling. I learned so much, and I even got to shadow a couple days! All the information was a little overwhelming, but I’m ready to start working with clients!

I also got to do my first play therapy sessions last week, and those were amazing. I definitely made a couple mistakes here and there during them, but I think, overall, my sessions went well. What amazed me the most was how quickly they went by. I only have to have 30-minute sessions for my class, and I expected them to feel really slow, but before I knew it, I was giving the 5-minute warning. Kids really do just play, and it’s so rewarding to let them lead the relationship.

Anyway, onto miniatures! It’s October, which means Mushroom Meadow had to be decorated for autumn and Halloween! First, Mother Deer welcomed autumn in an outfit made of leaves.

Mother Deer at the Pumpkin Patch

Her husband, Father Deer, was a little shocked at her attire, but after 15 years of marriage, he’s learned to just go with Mother Deer’s unique fashion ideas. All the pumpkins in the picture above were made by me using polymer clay. I love making pumpkins. They’re so easy! I’ll have to post a tutorial sometime. Mother Deer also went to Mushroom Café to show off her new leaf outfit.

Mother Deer at the Café

Next, the Red Pandas threw an autumn-themed tea party! The Red Pandas love their tea parties. Well, all the citizens of Mushroom Meadow love their tea parties.

I made all the food and the teapot and cups in the above picture as well. I’m in love with the cake I made. It turned out so pretty!

At the Fairytale House, Queen Maple just finished decorating the exterior.

Queen Maple in front of the Fairytale House

Some of Queen Maple’s pumpkins are from CatzillasMinis on Etsy, and the rest were made by me. Queen Maple still has to decorate the inside of her house, but she’s been so busy lately! It’s a lot of work to be a queen. Maybe King Maple will have to do the decorating this year.

I’ll share more of Mushroom Meadow’s Halloween and autumn decorations in the next few posts. There’s so much to cover! Mushroom Meadow just adores this time of year, so a lot is going on!

Thank you for reading!