Since it's decorated for the season, I thought I'd share some pictures of my wee Pumpkin House. I've been working on it for several years, collecting little bits and pieces (like the skeleton, rat and tombstones) here and there. The interior has been completed as far as wallpaper and flooring but only a few of the rooms have been furnished! I hope you enjoy these exterior views!
To give a better idea of the 1/2" scale of this project, here are two views of the tiny candy basket (as seen on the floor in the doorway) placed on a US quarter:
There's a nice selection of chocolates, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (my favorite), Mr. Goodbar, Hershey Special Dark, Krackle & Whatchamacallit (remember those??? ;D) but the candy bars are so, so small I don't think I'd ever have the patience to make them again!
Kristine, your wee house is very festive and artistically presented. I think the Halloween festivities are taking off in alot of countries now and they can be such fun. In my local community here oin NZ, the dairy(store) and Real Estate Agency (house sales) hold competitions for the best Halloween costumes and they always have plenty of free lollies for the children as well. Parents get involved and help their children with the 'trick or treating' I know my class are quite excited about it at school
I don't know where I get the patience from (in "real life" I am rather impatient and have a very short wick!), but working on miniature projects is sort of like doing needlepoint or knitting, it's something that occupies the mind, if you know what I mean. But it's a hobby with which one's interest sort of comes and gos.
Maddie: Some items are purchased, some are made from kits and some are made from scratch. Most of the little figures seen here were bought, but I made the wheat or corn stalks, the candy and the trick or treat bag. I've always loved working with paper, it is a terrific medium. When I take pics of the interior, you might be able to see some of the items like kitchen canisters and decorative plates that I've created out of paper. (And my sister made the house from an unembellished kit--she chose and applied the roofing, siding and paint.)
I'm always on the look-out for items that can be adapted to miniatures in some way. My cousin and his wife once hosted an Octoberfest and as part of the decor they had wound some wired garland with tiny leaves around the untensils. Thinking that someday these (free ;D) wires might come in handy for a project, I began discreetly scooping up the discarded ones from the tables. Craziness, but with a snip here and there, the tiny leaves strewn about the front of this project were taken from that garland!
Halloween is actually one of my least favorite holidays but my sister loves it, she gets into the pumpkin carving, decorating and all of that. Although the neighborhood kids do expect to see me as the "witch lady" every year!
Flu: I'm afraid of spiders, but I couldn't resist that graphic when I saw it -- only one more day, then it will be time for a new banner and avatar!! LOL ;D