noodle and lou

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let the magical celebration begin...

oooh i've been waiting for this special day to arrive! the magical halloween celebration hosted by the fantabulous vanessa of A Fanciful Twist is finally here. click on the link to visit vanessa's party and to see a list of all that are participating. so put on your striped tights and your witch hats and your polka dotted bow ties and come along for the ride!

my little story starts with lulu and edwin. they were terribly excited about attending miss v's halloween celebration. they stayed up all night making little party hats and everything.

when the alarm clock sounded that it was finally time to get to the party, they could hardly contain their excitement!! hip, hip, hooooRay!

but a mean old witch, that rented the apartment below them, had other plans. she cast a spell and sent them to another place and time. one where they were sure to never find their party.

there was a very bright light and lulu and edwin were suddenly swirling about


when they finally stopped swirling, they looked at each other and exclaimed..."oooh that nasty witch must have sent us to another place and time. how will we ever find the halloween party now!?" lulu and edwin did what anyone would do in such a situation. they dusted off their party hats, held their heads high and set off to find a way home.

they came upon a strange little group of clowns who demanded they have a crab walking race. of course they complied.

and of course lulu won. she was a very fast crab walker. they cheered with delight and told lulu and edwin to look for the girl holding a star. she could help them find their way.

they walked and they walked....enjoying each others company...until they saw the girl holding a star.

she told them they were being very brave and to keep their heads held high and to not be afraid and to remember what day it was. a day filled with magic...halloween! so, lulu and edwin headed off into the forest. "a pumpkin patch!" lulu exclaimed. "oh we must get a pumpkin and take it to vanessa, we just must!"
lulu picked the very best one and was the happiest lost girl ever.

but she knew they must get UN-lost very soon, or they would indeed miss the halloween celebration. lulu and edwin asked every interesting character they came upon. "how, oh how, do we find our way home?" edwin asked girls in boats.

lulu asked girls dressed in black...

the tiny pin people were completely no help...

things were getting creepy. it felt like they were being watched...

but, thankfully for lulu and edwin, they met a delightful old couple named rosie and albert. they all sat down and played a game of cards. when suddenly it hit lulu..."OF COURSE!"..."it's right here in front of us edwin!" when indeed it was. the magical number of halloween.

31

they quickly said farewell to rosie and albert and sped off to where they began. they ran around in a circle 31 times with all the confidence in the world and guess what? it worked! lights started flashing and things started spinning...



and in the blink of an eye, they were home. that mean old witch could NOT ruin their fun. they headed off to the halloween magical celebration with oodles of excitement and joy!

thanks so much for stopping by my little party everyone! don't forget to visit lovely vanessa and take a peek at all the other parties going on. as a halloween TREAT...when you leave a comment on this post, i will enter your name to win one of my noodle and lou studio mounted halloween prints. they are pictured above...you can choose between the "3 girls in black" or the "halloween boat ride". both are 4.5x4.5 wooden squares featuring a print of my original paintings...painted black sides and lots of mica added to the edges. i will draw the winners name on tuesday morning...october 2o. good luck and happy, HAPPY halloween!

xoxox...jenn

69 comments:

andrea creates said...

What a fun 'spooky' story ;)
Have a great weekend!

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

I LOVE the story and WOW are you ever ready for Halloween!
Beautiful pics.
Char

Venus said...

Oooooo! What an adventure for Lulu and Edwin! Happy Halloween, Jenn!

Debbie Egizio said...

I'm sooooo glad that Mr. charming and the adorable Lulu found their way to Vanessa's party! Hooray!! What a frightfully fun tale you spin girly!! I enjoyed this fabulous little halloween adventure! Happy day to you sweet girl!!! Bye buddy, Deb

Mary Wadsworth said...

Jenn you have such a wonderfully creative spirit. I loved the adventure:) I had dolls like that from the dollhouse my dad made me. Thanks for the memories:)

jen said...

That was such a delightful story! I love all your little characters! I cannot tell you how excited I would be to win a piece! I have my fingers crossed!

Thanks Jenn!

~dani~ said...

So, Stinking cute! Well done. hugs~

Couture de Papier said...

Oh my goodness..Thank you for inspiring magical creations!

LW said...

What a Creepy and spooky tale to be told.
lulu and Edwin where enchanting to meet…
Thank you for the spine-chilling entrainment…

Happy Halloween,

Louise

Pixie said...

Ohhhh, and I love the music! thanks for inviting me to your party.

Georgina said...

Wonderful, just plain wonderful...love it all!!

Artfulife said...

So fun Jenn! I love that so many people participate in this Halloween party. I love the 3 girls in black by the way :)

laterg8r said...

wow, what a super cool party - love the story, love the 'action', love the 3 little girls in black dresses print! :D

i now follow you :D

aliceinparis said...

Boo! Hahahahhaha!
Well done!
I really enjoyed your wee tale.
Fun stuff. I love Halloween:)
xxoxox

Maggi said...

Muwahahahahahaha!

Lulu and Edwin are so fun! That crab walk was the best! lol Thank you for a hauntingly good party!

I'm visiting from Beyond to celebrate the spookiest Halloween blog party ever! I hope you are having a fang-tastic time today! You are cordially invited to share in the celebration at my party HERE. I do hope you'll stop by!

Have a spook-tacular day!

Susan said...

Oh my dear Jenn, this was so much fun. The music was perfectly matched to the story and it's obvious that this was a well thought out and well written story. Do you write children's books on the side? Can't tell you how much fun this was. Thanks, Susan.

Creekside Cabin said...

Wonderful Halloween story!! Interesting people they met along the way. Happy they found the magic number to return home in time for Vanessa's party! Horray!!

Annabelle said...

Are you sure that wasn’t 13 times around? Loved the Halloween Tale and luved the music as well.
This is the best way to celebrate Halloween and your story is great for the little kiddies too.
Happy Hauntings and a Happy Halloween too!
A Witch called Annabelle >^..^<

Designs By CK said...

Hi there!

Happy Hallowe'en and great party post!!!

SpOOky Best,
Chris (-:

http://designsbyck.blogspot.com/2009/10/fanciful-halloween-party.html

Autumn said...

Wonderful post! What an adventure! Thanks for partying and the generous giveaway! Enjoy the day!
http://autumnsantics.blogspot.com/2009/10/frightful-soiree.html
~ Autumn Clark

Fantasy Whispers - Vania Cruz-Perez said...

What a great post! I bet you had a blast getting everything ready and taking all of those photos. Thank you for shing with us :)

When you get a chance hop over to my blog to keep on celebrating.

Vania

lori vliegen said...

JENN!! not only are you an artist-extraordinnaire, you're also a master story teller....of the spookiest kind!! you always make me smile....! :))

Caroline said...

Happy Halloween Party to you! :)
http://carolinescrafts-carolinejones.blogspot.com/

Melissa said...

What a wonderful party post! Love your work, I check out your blog quite often. Have a spooky Halloween!
Melissa

Julie said...

Aww, I love this story and all of the cute pictures too! So precious! Happy Halloween!....(I love this song from the Haunted Mansion!) : )

Lorrie Spotts said...

How fun! Your story was great, your characters are all adorable!

Queen Bean said...

Jenn, You are super creative. I'm telling you, you should be writing children's books. Deana

Janel said...

What a delightful little tale, filled with intrigue and adventure!

Off to find myself some more spookiness......

Chrisy said...

What a ghoulishly delicious adventure these two have had! Thank you for your hospitality! Please point your broom over in my direction for more treats...if you haven't flown in already!

AwtemNymf said...

I enjoyed my visit! <{:O)
Be Enchanted!

Miss•Elena•Eous said...

What a darling little story! Your dolls and paintings are too cute! If I won I don't think I could ever bring myself to take the painting down...

6p00e0099829af8833 said...

What a fun adventure and adorable characters!
I ♥ your art!

Happy Haunting

Stacy

Room to Inspire said...

Super fun post! Great addition to the party.

Chelsea

tiffany said...

cute little story and I LOVE the prints!
Tiffany

KathrynAntyr said...

The crab walk race made me laugh out loud. What fun! Oh I noticed the odd clowns are standing on a kenzan (I just learned about these in my Ikebana classes - Japanese flower arranging)

I want you to know that I love my couple. They hang out on my kitchen table where I journal in the morning. They are so sweet.

Now you will have some very lucky winners - many thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Oh, you can see my Halloween blog party post on my Collage Diva blog: www.collagediva.com

Have fun making the rounds.

Lisa Nelson's Art, Bucks County Designs said...

Oh Jenn, what a cute story, wonderful creations and lovely photos! Thank you, Edwin and Lulu for hosting such a magical Halloween adventure! Hugs, Lisa

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Jenn, I had such a wonderful time visiting your party...I especially enjoyed the spooky music playing here. Have fun partying all weekend long. Cheers

Mermaid Queen said...

What a great story Jenn! You're invited to my party to try and solve a mystery! Take care, Martha

Deborah said...

Hmph! I happen to hold the National Title in Crabwalking and I have never seen Lulu at competition. HA! This was a JOY to read. Do stop by and party with Alice and Dead Bob, if you dare!
**kisskiss** Deborah

Kelli Bear Haven said...

I really love your work. The Three Girls in Black is so cute.

Happy Halloween!!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Thank you for the Halloween tale! I enjoyed it very much. Have a magical weekend! Twyla

gert said...

Wonderful story and illustrations! I wish I could still do the crab walk;)

allison said...

a nice story and nice pictures!

Karin said...

I am so glad that they both got home safe again. Such brave little girl and boy. Thanks for inviting me over to your party. I really enjoyed it! Happy halloween!

Renee said...

Thank you for the party.

Renee xoxo

julie Haymaker thompson said...

oh Jenn you really out did your self !!! super fun!!

Jorgelina said...

Booooooooo!!
What a fun spooky story.
Happy Halloween!!

Jenn said...

That was so great!! For sure enter me to win, I would be thrilled!!

Mimi-n-Moe's Mom said...

this was FUN!
have a great week & stay healthy!
~Karen

Torie Jayne said...

Hi, Great Halloween post! Wonderful Halloween story! Happy Halloween to you!

Sophia said...

I TOTALLY loved your halloween party! And it's still rocking with guests coming and going!

I'm so glad I made it by. Sorry it took so long, as I can only go so fast with my sleigh!

...now..off to mingle before heading back to the Manor to tend to my own guests that are now eating a feast of a breakfast! :)

Julie Ranae said...

FINALLY fell asleep at someone's party last night...so back to make rounds again today...

OH MY GOSH! As I scrolled through the party...the Halloween Boat Ride made me stop and back up...what a lovely piece! Then I saw it was a part of the giveaway..so I guess fingers doubly crossed!

Thanks for leaving the decorations up for the late-comers!

Please stop by and see my creative offerings for the party...they're still up, too!

http://juliesopenwindow.blogspot.com

julieranae@hotmail.com

ginger@bearbits said...

I came by here earlier and read this story. Too cute! Too funny! But then I had to return to get another look-see at all the photos. Those dollies are just right for this tale. I enjoyed this adventure!

RED SHOES said...

o.k., those are the best little crab walkers I have EVER seen! :))))
toooo funny!!!
Happy Halloween!!!!!
XOXOXO

Jo said...

Whew! I was rooting for Lulu and Edwin to get un-stuck!!
What a lovely story!! :)
Happy Halloween!
xox

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

OH LOVES!!!! Hi my sweet special dear darling friend!!

You are such a kind wonderful charming soul. You envoke all sorts of lovely words from me ;) ;)

Happy Huantings with your super cute lil' guys, and I LOVE your star moon girl!!

I must take out my oober cute painting I bought from you ages ago!!! I love to put it out during this time of the year, but it seems the days are slipping by so quickly, eeeeps! Off to get them out and hang them now ;)

xoxox Love, V

Bwuahahahaaaaaaaa ~ thank you for being a delightful part of the festivities!!

Amisha said...

The party was so much fun! But I love, love your artwork. And your banner is just fantastic!

Chickenbells said...

Oh...I enjoyed myself here so very much and I am just in love with all of your images and the sweet prints. Thank you so much for such a lovely party! Happy Halloween...

http://foolsewoode.blogspot.com/2009/10/historically-halloween-has-been-time.html

slommler said...

Sorry it took me so long to arrive. I was caught in some trade winds. But love your party and your spooky music was divine.
Your giveaway is wonderful.
Please stop by mine.
Hugs
SueAnn

Laume said...

I'm so glad Lulu and Edwin didn't miss the party. They are certainly a fun couple, willing to enjoy themselves even when they're lost!

Heidi said...

Love your party! Lulu and Edwin are such a cute pair! It just goes to show that you can have fun wherever you are:) (I'm not sure where you came up with the crabwalking idea but it made me laugh)

Tracy M. said...

Oh what a fun story and great music to accompany it!!
Please stop my my party also.
Cheers,
Tracy M.

Sandy Mastroni said...

this was FUN Jenn
Happy Halloween

Sophia said...

Hope you had a good Monday! :)

Stop by when you can. The Queen made two special announcements at the Manor!

ricebabies said...

Spooooky music. Nice tale, love the minis, must have been a blast to photograph.

Kellie

elsiee said...

pin people are NEVER any help at all!!

MyPinkTurtle said...

Oh nooooooooo!!!! I can't believe it! I was away and totally missed this special event!!! I took a belated tour and had a wonderful time reading the Halloween story of Lulu (!!!) and Edwin! Too bad I missed your giveaway (snif, snif)... Hugs, LuLu

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

Exquisite art and such cute dolls!

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Heather said...

Great Party!!!

Please stop by my party and giveaway!

http://littlebearries.blogspot.com/2009/10/come-in-come-in.html