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.
It tells the story of a mouse finding refuge in a jack-o-lantern in the woods. Can you see where this is going?
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.
Don’t let this face scare you. He’s very friendly.
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.
Would you like to meet your hostess?
Here she is. It’s Jack-o-leen, the Halloween fairy who lives here.
Here’s her studio portrait and she is ready for some company.
The place is all lit up, ready and waiting for some hauntingly good fun. All we need is some music!
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.
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?