Friday, October 17, 2008

It's Party Time!

Maminka Girl would like to thank you for visiting her blog... and a special thank you to Vanessa over at A Fanciful Twist for hosting this wonderful blog party! This Pumpkin Gentleman is dressed in his finest tweeds and silk bowtie to welcome you. This little "Lady of Fate" wishes to tell your Halloween fortune. Her skills are as amazing as her gold hoop earrings. Her skirts hold a wealth of information.

What does the future hold for you.... ?

Step into my house. The wind is blowing, the leaves are flying and the curtains are fluttering in the breeze.

Pay no mind to my friends on the roof. They keep watch for any mischief.

Come, my dears into my cozy living room and all will be revealed in my crystal ball.

The Lady of Fate can see your future and she sees that you will have a very....

Happy Halloween!

Some behind the scenes work in progress. The "house" was actually a CD case on sale at Michaels for only $2.50.

A little paint....

A little vintage flocked wallpaper makes a fabulous carpet.

Some decorations for the walls and slightly tattered curtains adorn the windows

Some spooky friends to haunt the roof. A crystal ball made from an old Christmas ball ornament and placed on a wooden spool and knob which were painted black. The upholstered chair came from the few remaining furniture pieces out of my childhood dollhouse. The lady of fate was handpainted by me and her skirt made from very old book pages. Her blouse is made from vintage wallpaper.

This pumpkin gentleman was made by me several years ago. He used to have a lovely wife but she was sold...sadly for him. I couldn't bear to part with him after he lost his wife so he lives with me now and comes out every Halloween. Maybe he'll remarry one day....

Happy Halloween everyone and thanks for visiting! I had a great time at my first ever blog party and can't wait to see all the other wonderful blogs.



MARLOU B. said...

Very magical place!
Your dolls are very nice!
Happy Halloween

Lola Enchanted said...

Lovely place! And I LOVE the doll of fate!!!! Such a unique party!

Nice to meet you!!~

happy early halloween

AwtemNymf said...

You rocked on the house for 2.50. Woohoo! Don't you just love deals! *winks*
The doll is sweet and I am smitten with Mr Pumpkin man *winks*
I enjoyed my visit!
Have a bootiful weekend!
Oh and if you have time- please stop by my blog- as I'm having a give-away!
*sprinkle sprinkle*

Sarah said...

Oh that's so sweet. I hope that the pumpkin gentleman finds true love again. Your house is great-I love the little crystal ball and the fortune teller with her skirts full of information.
Minerva really enjoyed the party and is actually back now having a well deserved rest after all the excitement!
Lovely to meet you at the party!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

You are SO CLEVER. I love it!!!!

Anonymous said...

ooohhhh i love love love your little lady of fate!!! she can tell my fortune any day!!! also great haunted house, coming from the land of trinkets, i love everything small and tiny!!! come on over and visit me, i have created a halloween theater for my little elfin folk, i also have a few halloween giveaways!!! have a very fun time party hopping!!!

NyteRayn said...

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

Elizabeth said...

What a harming world you have created!
I loved it.

Bitterbetty said...

The little doll house and fortune teller doll are some of my favorite things I've seen anywhere.

Thanks for sharing!

Shell said...

A magical Halloween party. I especially adore Lady of Fate and The Pumpkin Gentleman. said...

How wonderful and creative of you!! that house, that crystal ball! The wee lady and her pumpkin gentleman! Love them all, so fun!! Thank you for sharing their story!! Cackle Cackle!!

Laume said...

Oh Loribeth, that is the loveliest little fortune teller's house! I'm so glad I stopped by.


These are so very cool!!!

Thanks for inviting us to your party.

Happy Halloween
Come on over to my place and sit for a spell.

Salinda said...

Absolutely delightful. Thanks for giving us an glimspe into your work.

Happy Halloween!

Sandra Evertson said...

Just Fabulous!
I Love your fortune teller lady!
Happy Halloween!

Anonymous said...

Love your little haunted house!!! Thank you for having me to your party and sorry to be soooo late (I'm still making my way thru Vanessa's party list)!!

Witchy blessings,

agapanthas and goldsworthy said...

wow wow wow, that was a great post. how clever you are to make all of those things for this event. i think it is about time mr pumpkin got himself a missus. thanks for visitng me. xx rosey

Sea Angels said...

Hi Loribeth...this post is quite an oricale as it has revealed to me that you have magic in your fingers, and that you have woven a fabulous halloween tale of fate and fortune....for all
It was fun.
Hugs Lynn xxxxx

Anna M. Rosete said...

I love it! Love the Lady of Fate! What wonderful work! Thank you!