Happy Friday! I hope you’re doing well and feeling ready for the weekend.
Halloween is this Sunday, and I’m so excited!
Mushroom Meadow has a table entirely dedicated to their Halloween party.
I gathered almost all of the pumpkins I’ve made, along with the ones from CatzillasMinis on Etsy, and I put them all around the giant pumpkin.
Those little balloons on the pumpkin cart are from a dear friend, and two of the three brooms are from CatzillasMinis. The big table in the middle was made by me, and the bridge, hay bales, baskets, white chairs and table, unicorn, black tree, and autumn leaves are all from Michaels craft store.
I made the witch’s hat and tutu in the picture above.
The amazing and adorable Halloween plates are from Elizabitzies on Etsy.
I love decorating tables. I don’t know why. I just find it so fun. The Jack Skellington cake and cauldrons are polymer clay, and I made them. I also made the pumpkins and the green candles.
I really should have made more face pumpkins this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!