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Saturday, 24 July 2010

Pumpkins Ready!



Here's the pumpkins i'm also listing on etsy this evening as a set.
As usual i can not get the colouring to show. The top of each pumpkin is a typical pumpkin colour darkening to an orange blush towards the bottom. The grooves are darker and look grimey.
I've held back with going any bigger before i ask your opinion if twice this size would work for witches gardens and similar scenes. What do you think?
I know there can be pumpkins bigger than a fully grown adult in the real world, but would this just look wrong in a miniature setting?
Anyway, these ones will really stand out in a 1:12 garden setting and seem big enough, for now......
Ive placed them next to a UK 2p which measures 2.6 cm.

10 comments:

  1. I love these, they do look as though they could still be growing! Fabulous detailing on the groves and I like the colour too! I hope you make lots of this type! :o))

    Michelle xxx

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  2. P.S some genus of pumpkins have the capacity to grow huge as big as a child and more!!! lol I think they work in 1/12th scale if one has a garden or they would look great stacked outside a cottage (bit like how Hagrid has them in Harry Potter). ;o))

    Michelle xxxx

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  3. Think i'll be daring and go make one!

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  4. They look great :) A huge one would look fab also (especially some mice living in it :D

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  5. Great idea Ira! The pumpkins are great as usual Nikki!

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  6. Pumpkins are great, especially these ones, lol!!
    They grow to almost any size with care, so I suppose it depends on how green fingered your witchy gardener is!
    I have a photo of me as a big baby next to a pumpkin bigger than me. They love big rich compost heaps, so can anyone make one of those in mini? :))

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  7. Have you made the super big pumpkin?! lol

    Glenda, methinks it could be done...I will have an experiment on a compost heap when I start on my Granny's garden etc.!

    Michelle xxx

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  8. These are great Nikki good luck with your sales

    Lorra Luffies

    Debie xxxxxx

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  9. Love the pumpkins Nikki! It just dawned on me seeing these that I need to get prepped for Fall tutorials. Where did this year go any way? Didn't we just have a New Years Eve Party? LOL Time is just flying by!!

    As far as scale goes on the pumpkins, I understand your dilemma. If a super huge pumpkin still had tiny leaves and there was a sign close by that said "Award Winning Giant Pumpkins" then you could get away with larger ones. But I think what you've got there is probably the best way to go since the average pumpkin isn't much more than a couple of feet across.

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