Thursday, 16 October 2008

A Halloween Tale

Minerva was more of a financial witch than a magical one. She often had more use for her mobile phone than for her magic wand, although she was able to cast basic spells.


She was surfing the web one night, looking for business opportunities, when she found something that interested her. "Oooh I love parties" she thought. "It would be lovely to get back to the woods and I've never been to Arizona. I've just bought a new hat, I got my bargain broom from Sainsbury's for £1 and........

Just then, the phone rang, interrupting her train of thought. "Minerva, it's us, the skeletons from the dolls' house" said three tiny voices.
"Hi, how are you?" Minerva replied.
"Sad, homeless, worried" cried the voices.
It seemed that a terrible event had occurred. The dolls' house had been sold, as the little girl had grown up and gone away. The other toys had gone with it, but the skeletons had been out the back, frightening the birds, and had been left behind. With Halloween approaching, they wanted to be settled so they could give their full attention to their spooky activities.
Minerva wanted to help her friends and turned to her computer, typing in the key words tiny, home, cheap. The magic of the internet got to work. From the hundreds of options presented, Minerva chose the two most promising ones...

'PUMPKIN, IN NEED OF CONVERSION, SHORT TERM LEASE ONLY DUE TO COMPOSTING OF INTERIOR' and...
'WINDMILL, MUSICAL FEATURE, FULL OF CHARACTER, IN NEED OF SOME TLC'
She visited both properties, the second one with the help of her friend Ebay Jay as the cheap broom from Sainsburies had broken down.

Her friends loved both properties, and, due to the falling house prices, could afford both. They moved in in a flash and, apart from a couple of miserable ghosts haunting the place, everything is going fine. They have even managed to grow a pumpkin.

They were relieved that they havn't missed the party. Just don't give them anything stronger than tea....
UPSTAIRS



DOWNSTAIRS



WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.....
THE PUMPKIN, PRE-CONVERSION
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.......



THE GARDEN



27 comments:

Ana Balbinot said...

Great post! Love the doll and the pictures. Thanks for your comment and your visit at my blog party! Hope to see you many other times!

Lola Enchanted said...

Such an adorbale post! Nice meeting you here at the party!!!~

Happy Halloween!

MARLOU B. said...

Very nice post!
Happy Halloween to you!

3rdEyeMuse said...

Hi Sarah! thanks so much for stopping by & for such a wickedly enchanting tale! too much fun ... Minerva is quite a treat & such a good, good friend, too.

maminkagirl said...

Love Minerva..lots of personality!

Elizabeth said...

Great story! Thanks for coming to my party!

Shell said...

A lovely Halloween story. I love Minerva. She needs to come and help me out with my finances.

AwtemNymf said...

I'm Blog Hopping from Vanessa's "A Fanciful Twist" Party <{:O) What a sweet doll!
Stop by my place too... I'm having a couple of give-aways!
Have a bootiful day!
Be Enchanted!
~A~

Elizabeth said...

Very sweet post. I love all your characters!
happy Hauntngs!
Elizabeth

Sandra Evertson said...

Great post, love the Halloween doll!
Happy Halloween!
Sandra

Liz said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. You have a great blog. I will definitely be back!

eb said...

can Minerva come for a visit? - I think I need someone like her to manage my unmanageables...

xox - eb.

Lorie said...

I love Minerva!!

dragonflyreflections said...

Very fun post - love the solution to the skeletons real estate woes! I'm dropping by from Vanessa's party, hope you'll come by and have a cupcake with me!

Witchy Blessings,
Kelley

NyteRayn said...

I was just hanging out over at a Fanciful Twist’s party and I thought I’d check out your blog! Great post!

Linda Crispell said...

Minerva is such a lovely witch!

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Awwwwwwe!!! I almost cried when they called and said, the dollhouse sold, homeless!! Thst is a perfect way to desrcibe growing up and all the treasures lost!! But at least, the witchy helped them out!! and now, they have a place to roam!! So fun!! Thank you for a wonderful story!! Cackle Cackle

Elizabeth said...

What a party it was
!
I'm still recovering.
I'm in NY now but my son was born in S. London.
Minerva is a delight.

Patricia said...

What a charming story and beautiful doll. Have a Happy, Happy Halloween !!!
Patricia
http://theunfinishedflower.typepad.com/

in company with sparkles said...

Minerva is beautiful!

mapelba said...

This is a great story to come upon at this hour. Thanks for coming by my blog. I like Minerva and will certainly remember the advice about not giving the skeletons anything stronger than tea. Do they drink coffee at all?

Gavitee said...

I love the doll.......she looks like one of the old style bed dolls. Great job........I will be back to visit again.
Sue

in company with sparkles said...

The Fleet Foxes really are most magical! They give me such a warm, woodsy folksy feel. I've only just gotten into them though; after hearing Tiger Mountain Peasant Song a few months ago.
I just took a look at your etsy shop, and your other dolls are reall something as well! I'm hoping to get into doll making as well; but have only begun experimenting.

suesueb said...

darling story! i love collections too-your popper beads are great! your doll is awesome too-can't wait to see more!

Gavitee said...

Thank you for visiting my blog.......and for your kind words about the vineyard. We have many visitors that come to see us from England. If you are ever in the states please stop by. I love your country as well. I was there in the dead of winter. I would love to see it in warmer weather.
Sue

in company with sparkles said...

That class sounds really quite amazing. How did you do it? I think I've heard the name before. I'm visiting the U.S. now and yesterday bought a bunch of clay to experiment more with dolls when we get home. Yay!

cindy said...

LOL! Tooo cute!

c