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« on: October 10, 2013 07:12:21 AM »

I participated in the Halloween/October Holidays edition of the Chunky House Swap this time around - so much fun!! I think I'm addicted to making them now, so here are the one's I've made so far.

This was made for my friend after she saw the houses I made for the swap - her birthday is coming up, and we're both big fans of E. A. Poe, so I wanted to incorporate that in her house. I called this one "The Oval Portrait" based on one of his short stories.




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This is the house I made for coconutbells in the swap...this was made based off of a Victorian-era ghost story I read online, namely this passage:
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She started and stopped short, for at that moment, a long-drawn shriek, as of someone in peril, the very shriek she had heard before, rung through the castle. Again and again it rose; died down; and rose again.

Edith staggered against the wall; she trembled so she could not stand. But her husband, who should have been there to support her, was gone. At the first sound of the awful cry, he had rushed from the room; and as Edith pressed her hand to her heart, she heard his fast receding steps echoing in the distance.

She was left alone, to meet the coming horror, whatever it might be


That's good old Edith peeking out the window...and I incorporated a great picture of Alexander the Seer - only he knows why Edith is terrified!! MUAAHAHAHAHAAA!!


And here is the house I made for irid3sc3nt - she stated she liked toads, skeletons, crows/ravens, and vintage Halloween...



I loved the picture of the toad I found - he definitely needed a great hat for Halloween. The Skeleton sticker was one I'd been hoarding for a while and decided this was the perfect project Smiley The tree is made from 12g or 14g wire, wrapped in brown floral tape - it makes the perfect bark! The little black crow button is from a vintage lot I bought a while back.

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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2013 09:48:19 AM »

Fun houses. A story in themselves. I love the details. Awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2013 06:49:32 AM »

These are very well done and so cute! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2013 08:19:31 PM »

I see how these could be addictive to create! Great work!
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2013 05:03:31 PM »

Thanks for looking! Smiley I'm thinking I might be making a few for a silent auction at work...they just love unique crafty things!
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2013 03:44:57 PM »

What a great idea to make these for a silent auction.  They are really unique and fun.  I'm LOVING your homage to Poe!! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2013 03:47:52 AM »

Fantastically spooky!
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