Friday, October 15, 2010

Magic In The Garden ~ A Fanciful Twist Halloween Blog Party

Welcome to the party!  October is a time of magic as you well know, and I have a tale to tell about a little bit of magic that happened on this very day!

Every year since I have lived in this house I have planted pumpkins.   I was certain that since I had a proper garden for the first time this year they would be better than ever.  But sadly my dears, it was not to be. 

I tended my vines with great care, and they grew hardy and strong.  However, despite my best efforts not a single pumpkin formed this season.

This morning when I went out to pick the last of my beans and carrots I spied a glimmer of orange under one of the leaves!  Could it be?


Yes I was sure it was a tiny little pumpkin!


I moved closer for a better look...is that an eye?


I moved the leaves aside and jumped back.  A tiny pumpkin was there indeed...but he was looking back at me with large full moon shaped eyes, black as midnight!


The poor little guy was all alone, so I plucked him right out of the patch and stuck him in my apron pocket.


I was busy decorating so I set him on the table with the pumpkins waiting to be carved for that oh so special evening.  I thought he would feel right at home, but he seemed a bit nervous...


I tucked him safely inside a wreath, but that didn't seem to make him feel any better.


Finally I took him downstairs and sat him by the haunted house, and I went on about my business.


Tricky Tweeter got curious and came to see what all the fuss was about.  He told Pip he would be his friend.  Pip told him he was afraid of Halloween!


Jacko arrived next and announced he would like to be friends with him too!  They wanted to know why he was afraid of Halloween since it's such a magical time of year with trick or treating, bobbing for apples and great costumes!  Pip explained he was afraid that he would carved into a jack-o-lantern. 

They assured him that would never happen and that he would be around for many, many more Halloween's to come!  They all danced a little jig together and began making plans for the big night!


Pip, his friends and I would like to wish you all a Happy Halloween!  May you find a little magic of your own!

I would like to thank all of you for stopping by, and A Fanciful Twist for hosting the party!  Be sure to stop by and visit all the other lovely blogs participating!

Also be sure to check out my Haunted By Holmes Blog Give Away.

Lastly, if you are interested in Pip, Jacko or Tricky Tweeter they are available for adoption on my website; Blondheart.com

PS...I always visit every blog.  It somtimes takes me a bit, but I promise I will get to yours!

56 comments:

Italian Postcards said...

Great story, and soooo cute! Happy Halloween!

Lenora said...

Love your wee pumpkin - like the effect of the sparse mohair! My daughter wil say - he's soooo cute! - do feel free to visit our party / graveyard and maybe if you choose post a memory in our Memory Shrine (the comment box - you'll see what we mean!) The Graveyard Blessings!

belindaschneider said...

what a sweet story and photos, the lil' pumpkin is just darling!
have a magical party blog cruise! and fly on over to mine.

Paper Pile Kitten said...

Awww, that is the cutest little pumpkin.
Welcome to visit my Halloween party:
http://www.paperpilekitten.com/2010/10/a-magic-halloween-party-enter-at-your-own-risk.html

LYNDY WARD said...

Darling Pumpkin...
This is sooooo much fun!!!
Love your blog & your creations.
Please fly by for my giveaways too...
Hauntingly Yours, Lyndy

My Haunted Halloween Party Link:
http://bit.ly/dho880
TODAYSGOLD
http://todaysgold.blogspot.com/

WrightStuff said...

Ah poor little pip, he does look scared, but at least you got a pumpkin to keep forever :)

http://all-the-wright-stuff.blogspot.com/2010/10/magic-stirring-halloween-tale.html

Papillon Bleu said...

ly!!! this is just so sweet! I am always in awe with your delicate creations. Thank you for sharing your magic with us.
XO

Lisa Viger @ Perfectly Peculiar said...

So very cute~! Great story :)

dogsmom said...

Ah Kelly, I am so happy this story has a happy ending. Pip is a special homegrown surprise.

http://dmuseit.wordpress.com/2010/10/16/a-brief-rest-on-your-party-tour/

Jorgelina said...

Great story,great post!
Soo very cute

Katy Cameron said...

Aww, I do hope Pip is feeling much better now, what a sad little face

Sylvia said...

Happy Halloween Pip...glad you found a new home....loved the story.

Sylvia

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Complete perfection! This was one of my faves thus far!!! Darling! Have fun this weekend! Blessings.

Melanie Jayne said...

Kelly I love the story and I adore this little guy, I saw him on bear pile and had to nip over to tell you how wonderful he is, just simply love him!

Jo said...

SO Delightful! I just loved your story & photo's! Hope you'll stop by! Happy Halloween!

Boom said...

Hello...I flew right in. Strangely I got caught up in long green squash type vines...oh well (brush meself off). Sprinkled some fairy dust on pip so he will not be skeered. Thank you for the lovely party. Sadly I must fly. Stop over if you can.
http://mygardenrocks.blogspot.com/2010/10/it-begins.html

Sarah said...

Oh dear, how adorable! I just wanted to give him the biggest hug :3
Wonderful post.

Cheers,
Sarah
www.blondheart.blogspot.com

Linda in New Mexico said...

Congrats on this great AFT Halloween Blog. You always do such a fabulous job the staging and the telling. Linda, The Olde Bagg

Sherry said...

So cute! Love your creations!!
Sherry

Faerie Moon Creations said...

How lovely this was! I love the wee pumpkin - but he looks so sad. I just want to give him a big old cuddle! It was lovely to meet you - and I just signed to follow your blog!

I hope that you might come and visit with me for a special Halloween faerie tale of sorts...

http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-faerie-tale.html

Enjoy the parties!
Theresa

Lisa Ladrido said...

Oh your Pip is adorable!! What a cute story!

Your newest follower here from Vanessa's Halloween Party!~Lisa
Happy Halloween

Sophia said...

Soooo glad you found that cute little pumpkin and rescued him! :)

I'm off to mingle with your other party guests. Any I should be specfically aware of?.....

Check out Harrington Manor Ball today.

MarZel said...

Adorable!! Great post and party and charming stars. Please stop
mine at:
http://theplayoflightandshadow.blogspot.com/2010/10/welcome-to-happy-halloween-party-and.htmlby mine at

Dajon said...

Thanks for joining the party.
That little pumpkin man is such
a cutie.

Sara said...

He is adorable... love him so much. Happy Party Day! xx

Romy of Pixie Paper Arts said...

Loved your characters!!!!! Fun party and story!
Thank you! Please come by my party for dome tricks and treats!
http://pixiepaperarts.blogspot.com/

Fair Rosamund said...

What a cute story, I love Pip! :) Thank you so much for having me over to your wonderful party! ~Lauren

Aurelia said...

I'll be Pip's friend too!

This is the first year I've grown my own pumpkins - I planted some seeds last year, not knowing if they would take or not. Then they took over most of the garden lol! I only got 2 small pumpkins from the plants though - not big enough to carve. So Pip doesn't need to worry about any carving going on here :)

What a fun blog party this is so far! It's my first time being part of one :)

http://modernwomans.blogspot.com/2010/10/something-witchy-this-way-comes.html

Kelly Jeanette said...

How cute! A magical pumpkin. Love those little stuffies. Hope to see attending my party-http://kellysalteredart.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-party-2010.html

and feel free to bring some little stuffies with you.

Wendy said...

That is the cutest little pumpkin I've ever seen! I felt like I walked back in time to when I was a child :)
Thank you.

Que Bella said...

Your pumpkin is just too adorable for words! Loved that pic of him peeking out through the leaves. Thanks for sharing him:)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Ah, Pip is so cute! I loved your story and your cast of characters. Thank you for inviting me to your party. Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

Susan said...

ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE creatures and lovely tale! Thank you :)

Peace,
Susan

Please visit me:
http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/

Rodi said...

I really loved your sweet pumpkin story :)

Have a fun filled weekend!

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

Ohhhh, no punkin's this year? But you do have sweet pip, and his adorable friends. I actually giggled.... Imagine being afraid of being turned into a jack-o-lantern? We have it so easy ;)

Delightful post and blog, thank you for being a party of the halloween magic ;)

♥, Vanessa {A Fanciful Twist}

Gaia said...

Oh.my.gosh. That is the cutest 'lil punkin' i've ever seen!

Maria-Thérèse ~ www.afiori.com said...

lol, omg, SO cute!!!

halloween party poetry

Sylvia Smiser said...

what a wonderful story! I love PIP he is sooo cute!!!

Scrap Vamp said...

AWWWW! Pip is so stinkin' adorable! Love Pip and love your story! Great decorations, too! Thanks for having me over to your party!

Annabelle said...

What a sweet Halloween tale. Adore the little fellow you found under the pumpkin patch.Your photos are beautiful!

Happy Halloween !
~^..^~ Annabelle

I'm giving three art prints away for this special occasion so do drop in for a chance to win something Halloweenie if you like.

http://thewoodbeyondtheworld.blogspot.com/

Róisín said...

What a delightful post! And I love your blog, the design is beautiful. Hope you've enjoyed the party :) And happy Halloween!
Roisin x

http://childofdanu.blogspot.com/

Keisha - Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams said...

Oh Lil' Pip - what a cutie pie - no pun intended....I don't think he'd like to become a pie....

Hope you get a chance to stop by for some yummy treats!

www.cupcakewishesandbirthdaydreams.com

Kat from California said...

I loved your story and it reminded me when I'd try to tell a difficult story so I used little stuffed animals to tell it. My stepsister still remembers and laughs.

Halloween Party

Please come and see the video my daughter, her friends and I created. It's very amaturish but silly and fun. What do you expect from 3 girls 12-13 and one mom who never completely grew up.

http://katspurrfectboutique.blogspot.com/2010/10/kats-first-halloween-videoparty.html

Elizabeth Barczynski said...

Sweet as can be! You're a wizard with needle and thread!

Please come see me when time allows at http://wood-wings.blogspot.com/2010/10/midnight-ride.html

Anthropomorphica said...

Adorable!! Your pumpkin was so sweet, I wanted to tuck him under my arm, but my naughty fae would make mincemeat of him.

You're welcome to visit our party :)
http://anthropomorphicaartdolloddities.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-bash.html

Halloween Folk Art by Melissa Valeriote said...

OMG Pip is the just the cutest little mischief maker. I just want to squeeze him. Happy Halloween!

Fantasy Whispers - Vania Cruz-Perez said...

Oh my goodness!! What a cute little pumpkin!! Just loved him to pieces he's that cute. Thank you for having me over at your party and for sharing your little guy with us.

If you haven't already when you get a chance hop over to my blog for a chance to win two Mini Witch Hats.

http://fantasywhispersblog-ooak.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-party-and-2-giveaways-2010.html

Vania

Shell said...

Pip and his friends are the sweetest Halloween party guests I met so far.

Michelle Cummings said...

what a wonderful party!
I love your creations!

Hope you'll come visit mine and my post(s) for all of October!
http://faeriedustdreams-michelle.blogspot.com/

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Oh what a sweet little fuzzy pumpkin creature! And your other characters are so adorable as well!

I was growing some pumpkins that sprouted by volunteer and this morning the vines got frosted. Guess that's the end of that! Oh well.

Stampinmama said...

Just precious--thanks so much
come visit me at www.greatstampini.blogspot.com

Romeo said...

Ohhhhhh! What a great story and with a happy ending!!!!! I love a happy ending!!!!!

Thanks so much for inviting us to your little party and celebration for Pip!

Purrs!

Romeo and "her"

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Kelly! Your little pumpkin is adorable! Love the story you shared with us. Happy Halloween! :)

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Too cute! What a great party :)

julietk said...

He is so cute :-) Lovely post Happy Halloween to you too.

Carolee said...

Pip is just darling! :)

Happy Halloween!
~ Carolee

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