This is the Moorlove's orchard house from Toad Hollow (my book). I'm on a tight budget so this will be another impressionist piece. To save $: bare minimum of upgrades, Painted Spanish tile roof, stone and stucco exterior, make my own wallpaper, printed images instead of actual items. Ie. jugs of cider, donuts, caramel apples, etc.
If Toad Hollow you desire
Go no further than the mire
Goldenrod and cattail grow
A place where people do not go
In the hollow you will find
Talking creatures of all kind
They celebrate the splendid fall
With song and dance and fun for all
In Toad Hollow you will see
Just how happy life can be!
I'm visiting the Moorlove's Apple Orchard and Cider Mill in Toad Hollow. Don't worry, I have a place to stay. When you're a turtle, you never leave the comforts of home! Lol I think I shall stay for a spell. There is never any crime in Toad Hollow and everyone is civilized towards one another. Besides, Grandma Corey will be arriving soon. And everyone knows she's the best story teller in Toad Hollow. So pull up a blanket around the Bon fire with your mug of warm apple cider. Grandma Corey's coming! Grandma Corey's coming! ; D
I published Toad Hollow - Plumpkin Waltz, a storybook cottage series art book. Toad Hollow is a magical place with the emphasis on autumn. It's a silly story great kids. It will be followed by a detailed storybook about Toad Hollow. This will be a chapter book with occasional pictures (like Harry Potter). I am working diligently on the book, but it will take a while to compose. I will keep updates on the progress. Maybe even some sneak previews for special occasions. cheers! erin ;D
Adventure to the autumn world of Toad Hollow. In Toad Hollow there is no rest for the Plumpkin family on Halloween. Mr. Theodore Plumpkin is a jolly good ol' pumpkin man and Mrs. Clara Plumpkin is a sweet toad that loves to bake. Their children, Billy and Margaret, entertain the neighborhood kids during the day and beg at dusk on their favorite day of the year.
Journey down memory lane and discover the pleasures of a vintage Halloween. Enjoy a time when Halloween was depicted with pumpkin people, black cats and jack-o-lanterns.
Peek behind the scenes in the making of a half scale (1/2", 1/24", 1:24) dollhouse. Learn how to build your own Toad Hollow Plumpkin residence!
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"I believe in an everyday sort of magic - the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places and people; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we're alone."
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