We went on the annual pumpkin patch visit this weekend. I took some other photos inside the hay barn that looked cool. On closer inspection a lot were out of focus because I didn’t use flash. I have a thing with using flash, mainly I don’t like to. 🙂 The leaves are starting to turn here and I am collecting the last of the apples from neighborhood trees. I found my plug for the sewing machine and I have some new pencils to use for drawing.
Since I haven’t had the best of luck with the last couple of freelance writing jobs and I don’t feel like pursuing that right now, I am slowly working on my own books. The first is the pagan Celtic book and right now I am doing the fall chapter. I am trying to get two chapters, a table of contents and the basic idea of what I am doing finished up. It can take awhile after I submit it to publishers to hear back so I figure I should do that now rather than later. Because I have been leading or writing rituals for about 15 years I decided that I should organize it all into a book or two or three. 🙂
I have shared this in the past but thought I would again because it’s that time of year!
We have an old dollhouse that is for Calico Critters though they used to be called Sylvania family maybe? I made it into a witch dollhouse a couple of years ago.
I decided to re-upholster the bed and the couch in different fabric and stick Melody’s wee witch doll (from magic cabin) in there. I ordered a tiny tarot, crystal ball and ouija board set from someone on Etsy awhile back and I put them in there with her.
The mushrooms and some of the other little things are from Playmobil and then the cauldron I made from Sculpey 6 years ago or more. I use the cauldron for the dolls for the pagan nativity set as well.
It is hard to find the right scale of items for the resident witch in here but I have managed to see things every now and then that could fit. I am thinking of painting the outside of the house too but I am not sure.
I was looking at the craft stores for flat haunted house shapes but I could only find the 3-D ones so I made my own. I used a cereal box and cut out two house shapes. I cut a door into it and then gave the girls the stickers and then a metallic or white crayon to finish the windows. It kept them busy for quite awhile and then Melody put her house in her room when she was done.