Saturday, 16 October 2010

Halloween Bash

Welcome to our Halloween Bash, do come in and take a seat...

Would you like a cup of spiced cider, an acorn, a faery apple or perhaps another treat?

Look who's here, it's Abigale in all her party finery and Myrtle's just arriving too!

Gertrude plonks down next with hem singed and charred, been dancing too close to the bone-fire again, no doubt!!

"Spiced Spider brew?" asks Abigale. 
"Yes please! It's my favourite too!"squeals Gertrude

Mathilda's here but what's she doing leaning over the cauldron?
Is she checking the loveliness of her new hat?
Oh, but wait, what's that? A spell I hear?

Double Double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
Turd of bird and brain of rat;
Abra-stinky-cadaver or something like that.

Frill of Flouncer and toe of bat...
Oh, my giddy Aunt what is that?!!

'Tis the Ghostly Governessa and she's not best pleased!!
Not thinking it through, a raspberry Mathilda blew...

"MOCK ME WOULD YOU!!!" shrieked the Ghostly Governessa
and quickly she blew, enough disco dust upon them, to cover 92!!

"What's happening?" wailed Mathilda "My feet just won't stay still, I really can't stop dancing and am feeling rather ill!!"

"♪♫ ♪ ♫ It's astounding, time is fleeting, madness takes it's toll... ♪♫ ♪ ♫"

"♪♫ ♪ ♫It's just a jump to the left,
then a step to the right.... ♪♫ ♪ ♫"

Let's leave them be and drink our tea, they'll still be dancing in a week or three!!
Then we'll hop back on our broom's and pay a visit to our host Vanessa Valencia at  A Fanciful Twist she has parties galore and everyone's invited ;)


JJ said...

Melanie, thank you for the party. What a lot of effort you went to. So glad I opted for the faery apples. I hate to imagine the demolition job I would done on my spotless reputation had I got too close to Gertrude after a drop of spiced cider. And has Mathilda really met her match?

Della said...

Oooh, your little bewitching characters are once more up to no good, I see. Brilliant & loved hearing the Time Warp again (Magenta was a favorite once).. Enjoy the Halloween blog hop!

Róisín said...

Oh my! This is wonderful Melanie! Really, really magical and beautiful and whatever other lovely words you can attach 'ful' to. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous and the words and story and images you conjure are simply delightful! I love it, love it, love it! And JJ's right, you went to such a special effort. Aw, I'd love to be a fly on the wall in your house tonight to see what all the little imps get up to when the camera's switched off!

Bravo, missus. Bravo!

Rodica said...

Lovely, spooky story an images! I really like the atmosphere you created :)

Have a great weekend!

Anthropomorphica said...

You're welcome Jeff, glad you could make it and chose the faery apples, the cider brew invites such shenanigans that can't possibly be mentioned here! Met her match? Hmmm we shall see ;)

Thank you Della, I rediscovered the Time Warp by accident recently, what a joy, I had to use it! Riff Raff must be Mathilda's older brother!!

Thank you Roisin, it took AGES and then there was the issue with Gertrudes hair, ahem!
You know what my house looks like ? Trashed, already!! ;)

Thank you Rodica :)

Anonymous said...

Stunning! I adore your style!
Thank you for stopping by at my Halloween Party

John H said...

love your little figures
and great to see a turnip lantern.
We always has turnips at Halloween when we
were young.
Happy Halloween.

Designs by Blanche said...

What a wonderfully spooky post! Your handmade figures are a sheer delight!

Do drop by for a visit!

Anthropomorphica said...

Paper Pile Kitten, Dajon and Blanche, thank you all for coming to visit and leaving me such lovely comments :)

Ana Balbinot said...

WOW! What a fabulous party you have prepared! I LOVE all the pictures and the movie! Thanks for sahre ando for your visit and comment at my blog!

Annabelle said...

A Spooky Haunting and Bewitching place to be on October 16th/2010. Gorgeous art work, photos and adore the turnip lamp and wild carrot seed.

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.

Susan said...

wow, lots of wonderful halloween happenings here!! Loved all your little dolls. At the risk of making myself look like an ass...was that from "Rocky Horror Picture show"? (I've never seen it)


come visit:

mermaiden said...

love me some Rocky Horror!
thank you for a delightful tale, and do be welcome at my blog festivities:

Molly Anne said...

Spiced Spider, tee hee! Everything looks so deliciously autumn that my eyes were just drinking it in! Spooky fun, thanks for having us!

CWBD Parties said...

Oh those gals sure are a pot of fun! I enjoyed your party - please stop over to my shindig.

Elizabeth said...

Magic oozes from your fingertips. Your work is so appreciated!!

Please come see me when time allows at

Unknown said...

Fabulous blog and I loved all the pics you posted. I had a fun time. Please come on over for a visit too.
It's nice to meet you.
Janet's Creative Pillows

Papillon Bleu said...

I waited and waited, then went to bed, then....YAY!!!!!
I have to try this routine now!
It is nice to see Abigail again!Sadie was all excited! Your dolls are fab!
You know, I just realised you were in the UK too....teehee!

Anthropomorphica said...

Thank you everyone for your comments, I've had a ball visiting your parties!!!

Well Papillon Bleu, we have Sadie and Abigale all we need now is Evelyn in the UK, imagine the tea parties... ;)

Maria-Thérèse ~ said...

What a cosy party!! Lovely art dolls <3

Evelyn's Wonderland said...

Oh Melanie, You have definitely out done yourself! I love love love this post, everything looks so gorgeous and so well thought out. I felt like I was there, thank you for including Abigale in your magical party. You've made her look so pretty and how did you know that she loves Spiced Spider Brew? hehe
Oh Mathilda is such a naughty naughty little imp. I loved your story and the photos where gorgeous and the Ghostly Governessa!
I can imagine how much fun would we have if I where is the UK. I do hope to visit someday!
Happy Halloween and magical dreams!

Unknown said...

Loved your party!! I really enjoyed all of your magical delights....such an eye candy. Thank you for having me over :D

If you haven't already hop on over to my blog for a chance to win two Mini Witch Hats that I'm giving away to celebrate this magnificent event.


Shayna said...

My Dearest Melanie ~ ALWAYS you completely charm me!!! Sending love your way!!!

Unknown said...

Oh I love this! Such an enchanting atmosphere!

Bloomin'Chick Jo said...

What a delightful party and blog! Absolutely enchanting! Hope you'll drop by, Happy Halloween & Pumpkin Blessings!

SarahMarie said...

What a spectacularly spooky party! I quite enjoyed myself.

Anonymous said...

A wonderful and elaborately delightful party, well, until the incident. I do hope the dancing dust wears off before their shoes wear out.

So Dark So Cute said...

lovely party!
i also have a party and a giveaway :-)
you wanna see?

Unknown said...

Thanls for coming by my blog...Loving yours alot. Will be back..


Theresa MacNaughton said...

Such fabulousness! Thank you so much for inviting me over. I think I shall have a cup of spiced cider - and deal with the trickeries later. ;) And Keats thanks you dearly for coming over and sitting a spell with me. :) Theresa

Romeo said...

Oh what fun! Loved the story edged with subtle humor - yep, you got it...this cat did indeed laugh!! Of course I made sure that I wasn't drinking any of the cider er spider cider when I started laughing. You know that's not such a funny thing then. You know spiders coming out your nose or some such nonsense. Anyway, I was trying to say that it was a grand party and I certainly enjoyed myself!!! And oh yes, "she" also had a grand time!

Thanks so much for inviting us!

Purrs! hic*

Romeo and "her"

Laume said...

Sitting here feeling pitiful with a nasty head cold (thank goodness this is a cyberparty, so I can keep my creepy germs to myself) and your post is making me smile and laugh. A grand party, THANK you!

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Melanie! Spooktacular party post! The cider was delicious. Love the imagery and story you shared with us! Happy Halloween! :)

Anthropomorphica said...

What a joy to check my blog and see all of your comments, thank you all SO much, I'm getting round to visit you all little by little :)

Oh Evelyn, Abigale certainly had fun, a cup too many of spiced spider though, she was "resting" her eyes all of yesterday ;)

Hi Shayna, It's just lovely to hear from you again! Much love to you and this new and wonderful phase

Scrap Vamp said...

Thank you for inviting me to your party! I had a wonderful time and really enjoyed your photos and story! I hope you will come visit me, too!


Natalie said...

Ooo what a great post! I've been making my way around all of the blog parties and it's been quite a trek but I'm glad I made it to yours :)

This has been my first blog party but I had so much fun!

Justina said...

Thank you so much for having me ! I had a blast with Myrtle, Mathilda, Gertrude, and Abigale! The spiced cider was especially yummy !! and I LOOOOOOVE Rocky Horror !!! I love that movie !! Thank you for stopping by my party as well :-)

Tracy M. said...

Oh that was simply wonderful!! Great rhymes and you you just can't beat the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Thanks for the great time!
Tracy M.

Anonymous said...

Miss Melanie your party was charmingly, creepy with its bit of a gothic falir. I simply loved it to death and dear, your dolls are to die for! Beautiful work. Had a good belly laugh though over your re-wording of Shakespeare's scene with the witches - turd of bird. It was rich. Thanks for all the fun. Belinda Mae

Nicomi Nix Turner said...

How perfect!!!! I love the jack-o-lantern! He's perfect!

illustration poetry said...

heheh you're fun!
but wheres the blood? :D

Shayna said...

♪♫ ♪ ♫♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ I just had to come back for another delightful burst of your inspiration! You are a fanciful and wonderful creature, Melanie! xoxoxoxo & ♪♫ ♪ ♫♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪!!!

Anthropomorphica said...

Thank you all for the comments, I'm glad you enjoyed the mayhem ;)

Thanks Nicomi, he's an unfortunate one ;) Actually, jack-o-lantern's still in my fridge in readiness for tomorrow and looking more and more like a shrunken head!

Thank you Shayna, so glad you're back and I will be over to see you very soon!! ;)

Anthropomorphica said...

Oh love is colder, you gory girl ;)