Thursday, October 21, 2010

Jack-o-lantern Inspiration

Quite a few years ago, when one of my children was very young, their teacher read them a storybook about this time of year. It was called Mousekin’s Golden House. Little did I know that the book had been out of print for quite a while. Nevertheless, somehow or other, I procured a copy which I love.

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It tells the story of a mouse finding refuge in a jack-o-lantern in the woods. Can you see where this is going?

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I read this book again and came up with the idea of a jack-o-lantern bear house. Now I have finished with this project and we are having a party – a Halloween party! Come on in.

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Don’t let this face scare you. He’s very friendly.

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In the daylight, he’s much less intimidating.

If you open up the back of this pumpkin head, you can see someone has decorated for a party - a Halloween party – with bats circling the ceiling and a friendly ghost hovering nearby. The floor is covered with autumn leaves and a pumpkin or two from the pumpkin patch.

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Would you like to meet your hostess?

Here she is.  It’s Jack-o-leen, the Halloween fairy who lives here.

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Here’s her studio portrait and she is ready for some company.

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The place is all lit up, ready and waiting for some hauntingly good fun.  All we need is some music!

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Of course, if you are just a tiny bit nervous, don’t worry. We’ll just turn on the lights so you can see it’s not a bit scary at all.

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I’ve just added Jack-o-leen and her jack-o-lantern house to my website. Now it’s time to brush the glitter off of my face and go buy some Halloween treats for the trick-or-treaters!

Who is going to be knocking on your door on October 31st?

13 comments:

  1. I like her sparkly little nose ;)!!

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  2. Ginger ~ You are so creative and cleaver. Your lantern is just awesome. The little fairy bear is so darling.
    Have a Spooky Halloween.
    God Bless your stitching fingers ~
    Lenna
    Oh, I posted the link of Jillana on my blog.
    Take care

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  3. I love when you do these, looks fabulous.

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  4. Those are just adorable! You're so clever!

    Hugs, Kelly

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  5. Hi Ginger,

    Jack-o-leen is adorable. And we love Mr. Pumpkin too.

    Hugs & Happy Weekend

    All of Us

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  6. Oh MY GOODNESS! Just FABULOUS! You are simply amazing, my dear Ginger!
    Heaps of Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  7. Wonderful!!! as always a fab piece.xxxx

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  8. Oh what a fab idea, they're great!

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  9. Ginger, al final ha salido una escena de la calabaza!!!!!!!
    Cuando la vi la primera vez pense que te quedaria genial y te ha quedado mas que genial FANTASTICA!!!!!
    El osito, ha conseguido un delicioso rincon.
    ME ENCANTAN, ME ENCANTA, ME ENCANTA!!!!!!!!!
    Feliz fin de semana
    besitos ascension

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  10. That's brilliant! Have a happy Halloween!

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  11. awesome!!!your work is amazing.

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  12. Absolutely beautiful coloring on this bear!

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