Christmas in Mushroom Meadow Part 2

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Thank you for coming back for part 2 of Christmas in Mushroom Meadow!

Christmas at the Otter House was delightful with their new toaster from Hallmark.

The hot cocoa and teapot were made by me out of polymer clay. I loved how well everything matched in the Otter kitchen.

The Otter living room had stockings and a Christmas tree. I’m better at sewing and working with felt now, so I want to remake the stockings, especially my mermaid stocking. I’m sure I can make a nicer one now.

The Strawberry Cottage is where Ivy Red Panda and her parents live, and I’m always very excited to decorate their house. Check out my Strawberry Cottage post to learn more about why it’s so important to me. The Red Pandas have the best tree in all of Mushroom Meadow. It was also the most expensive.

Red Panda Christmas Tree

I sewed the little tree rug myself. The Red Pandas also have cute stockings that I made using felt stickers and ribbon.

In their dining room, they have a Yule log cake with little mushrooms that I made out of polymer clay.

Here’s one more picture of the Red Panda living room, featuring a Christmas wood cutout gifted to me from a dear friend.

Red Panda living room

I also embroidered that little Christmas tree pillow.

Dr. Midnight and Dr. Oreo also got into the Christmas spirit in their laboratory. They experimented on some candy canes.

The Alpaca house got kind of neglected this year because there’s a table blocking it right now, but I did my best.

Their stockings really need to be redone, but I have been having such a hard time “finishing” cross stitch stockings. Tips are very welcome!

Mini Santa Suit

I usually decorate their tree with little beads and ribbon, but I just shoved it in there this year. I also struggled with the lighting in my pictures because of the table getting in my way. I’ll have to move their house or something.

Christmas Tree in the Alpaca house

Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed seeing Mushroom Meadow!

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Christmas In Mushroom Meadow Part 1

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I know it’s a little late, but I wanted to share all the Christmas decorations in Mushroom Meadow.

This will be split up into three posts because Mushroom Meadow had a lot going on this year!

First, I want to introduce the Maple Cat family’s new butler, Mr. Cheshire! I’ve loved the butler set for years, and I’m so happy to have it! And, of course, the Maple Cats are very glad to have their very own butler.

Mr. Cheshire, the Maple Cats’ new butler

Mr. Cheshire worked very hard on his Christmas baking for the Maple Cats.

The Maple Cat house was so much fun to decorate for Christmas too. Here’s the front:

King Maple in front of the Maple Cat house

I also decorated the stairs on the side of the Maple Cat house:

Stairs

Finally, the living room had a golden Christmas tree!

The Polar Bear family also got their house decorated for Christmas for the first time. Their igloo was built in time for Christmas last year, but I hadn’t finished the interior, so I didn’t decorate it.

Polar Bear upstairs

The bedding, bear, and stocking are all from CatzillasMinis on Etsy. I love her shop so much!

They were in the midst of wrapping presents when I photographed their downstairs decorations. The TV is a Christmas ornament from Target that I just love. It’s the perfect size, and it’s so cute!

Next is the Lavender house, where Emma Deer and her siblings and parents live. I have ended up with far too many deer babies, and I do not know where to put them all!

I made the cross stitch reindeer. I wish its red, sparkly nose showed up better in this picture!

They also have snowman cookies!

Baby deer mailing their letters to Santa!

Mailbox from Bunn1Toys on Etsy

This is a cute winter bear from CatzillasMinis:

Baby deer with bear wearing a scarf

Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to decorate the Panda house, so all they got was this little tree.

Panda Christmas

I have high hopes for next year though because I do not plan to be recovering from surgery!

I hope you liked this post!

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Snowman Party!

On December 4th, I hosted a Snowman themed party on Instagram! Since that was the day after my surgery, I took all the pictures for it a couple weeks in advance. Around 40 Instagram accounts participated, and it was so fun to see everyone’s snowcreatures!

For my post, I made this cute snowman costume out of felt:

Snowman Costume

I also made some more snowmen and snowwomen out of polymer clay for the occasion, and even Santa Lion made an appearance!

Santa with polymer clay snowcreatures

This party was easy to set up and host while I was recovering from surgery, and I loved seeing all my friend’s posts! They were so creative and adorable!

I was delighted to discover that I have so many little sleighs! I also made the tiny snowman cupcake and polymer clay Christmas tree for the occasion:

Baby giraffe with cupcake and tree

It was such a fun day, and I felt so blessed to have so many lovely friends.

Baby in a tiny sleigh

Thank you all for reading! There’s going to be a cookie party hosted by LifeinBoston on Instagram, and if you’d like, I hope you’ll participate!

Have a happy Wednesday!

The First Citizen of Mushroom Meadow and Her Story

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I mentioned in my first post that the first Calico Critter of Mushroom Meadow was Mrs. Bear. She was purchased by my husband to live in the first dollhouse I built as an adult. The house pictured below. The first floor is a bakery, and Mrs. Bear is a baker. She bakes all the sweet treats for Mushroom Meadow, and each morning, she delivers some of them, mostly cookies and muffins, to Mushroom Café to be sold before returning to open her bakery for the day. She loves baking, but she also loves babies, and she frequently babysits the babies of Mushroom Meadow to give their parents a break.

The first dollhouse I built as an adult

Back to Mrs. Bear. Michael also bought me Calico Critter blind bags from Walmart back then, so I ended up with a couple of baby bears who became Mrs. Bear’s children and moved in with her soon after. She was a single mom of two and running a bakery, and it was a lot of work for her. Around this time, I also learned to work with polymer clay and started making more baked goods to fill out her bakery more. It was pretty bare for a while, as I only owned one cake that I had purchased from a craft store.

Mrs. Bear loves holidays, so she is always hosting brunches at her bakery to celebrate each event. For her Christmas brunch last year, she made donuts, cookies, waffles, and red and green macarons.

Christmas brunch at Mrs. Bear’s bakery

Eventually, some more figures, Mrs. Collie and her son, were purchased because I wanted their bike and I thought they were a cute pair. There is a Collie dad that I think is part of a beach set, but I don’t really like that set enough to buy it. And regardless, Mrs. Collie is a lesbian.

A year ago, Mrs. Bear and Mrs. Collie married, and Mrs. Collie and her son also moved into the bakery.

The wedding of Mrs. Bear and Mrs. Collie

Mrs. Bear, of course, made the wedding cake, pictured below, for their wedding, and it was a big hit in Mushroom Meadow!

Mrs. Bear and Mrs. Collie were the first wedding in Mushroom Meadow, but they definitely will not be the last. I really love making cakes, and I hope to build a church soon, so there will be many, many more weddings in Mushroom Meadow!

The marriage of Mrs. Bear and Mrs. Collie was a bit of an adjustment for everyone because now the upstairs apartment of the bakery is not very big, but they love each other very much, and they are all a very happy family!

Mrs. Collie now works in the bakery with Mrs. Bear to help her out. Mrs. Collie is not a very good baker, but she is good at taking orders and making deliveries on her bike. She also helps watch the babies when Mrs. Bear is otherwise occupied. They enjoy reading and going on bike rides together in their free time.

Thank you for reading!