Sonntag, 21. September 2014

Margarete Bellefleurs Part II

Dear Readers,

without a long opening speech, here's part two. Enjoy :).

When Margarete woke up the next day,  it was already lunch time. 

She stretched herself, than she left the bed and fed her bumblebees, who were waiting hungryly for their food.

"I'm sorry, honeys. I just was so tired!" Softly she patted Mo's head. 

When she spotted her dishes on the little chimney, she recognized that she hadn't anything to eat at home for herself. 

Margarete decided to go for a walk. She wanted to buy some things and also she hoped to meet some of the villagers of Marigold Creek. 

When Margarete left her house, she suddently became very nervous - What if the villagers doesn't like her? She tried to calm down and went to the middle of the village.

"Good afternoon!", a soft voice said. A small mole woman smiled at her, "I'm Heidi McBurrow!  You must be our newest villager!"

"Oh, hello!", Margarete also begun to smile, "Nice to meet you! Yes, I am. My name is Margarete Bellefleurs."
"What a lovely name! We all were so curious to meet you!"
"Yes, it's always so exciting, when new residents arrive! It's still a small village, it's nice to see it grow. Are you going to encounter our village?"
"I was searching for something to eat.", Margarete blushed. 
Molly McBurrow pointed at the hamburger restaurant, "If you want really delicious burgers or sandwiches, here's the perfect place. If you prefer a cup of tea, coffee and a delightful piece of chocolate cake, visit our bakery!" Her finger switched to the bakery.

"Thank you so much for your help, I think I will go for a burger, I haven't eat for a whole day..." 
The mole looked at her with huge eyes, "Oh dear! You must be exhausted! And I hold you up, I'm so sorry!"
"No, no. I'm grateful that you're talking to me. I... I was a bit afraid first..."
"You musn't be afraid, Digger - that's my husband -  always says  'Marigold Creek is the most friendly place on the world'.", Molly started laughing, "But he's right with that. We are all friends here and if somebody is in a bad situation, everyone will help."

"That sounds wonderful. It wasn't like that in Pumkinvilles...", at this moment Margarets stomach groweled loudly, "Oh, I'm so sorry! That's embarrassing."
Heidi shook her head, "It's not embarrassing dear, but you have to eat something! I will go to the nursery now - I have to fetch my youngest from there. But I would be very happy, if we could meet for a coffee tomorrow?" 
Excited Margarete nodded, "Oh yes, it would be my pleasure!"
The two women made an appointment for the next afternoon, than Margarete entered the hamburger restaurant.

"Oh, hello Miss Bellefleur!", Mason Tuxedo waved behind the grill, "How was your first night in the new home?" 
"It was very relaxing!", Margarete really felt relieved after that warm welcome.
"I always say 'If the first night is good all the others will be even better!'"
A gracile looking cat with beautiful shining fur smiled at Margarete, "Hello, I'm Natalie Tuxedo, Masons wife. I'm so glad you like the house. May I offer you something to eat? You must be hungry after such a long journey. I know how hard it is to take care of all the packed things..." 

"Oh yes, I'd like to eat the daily menu...", Margarete sat down on a chair Natalie brought her, "Thank you so much... For everything... And especially for the bed!" 
The cat smiled, "I'm glad you like it. It's a pleasure."

While Margarete waited for the fresh burger, she had ordered, a gently looking badger came to her table. He wore a dark blue uniform. 

"Good afternoon, Miss Bellefleurs! I just wanted to say 'hello'. I'm Bobby Roberts, Marigold Creeks one and only police officer!", he had a warm laugh, which made Margarete feel sheltered. 

"Nice to meet you, Mr. Roberts."
"Call me Bobby, everybody does that."
Natalie gently put down the menu at this moment. 
"Enjoy your meal. If anything bad happens, please call me. I will help immediatly!"
Margarete nodded, "I will -  thank you!"

After she finished the burger (it really was an extraordinary delicious burger), she said goodbye to the Tuxedos and went into the bakery, which was run by the Löffel family. 

"Good afternoon, Miss Bellefleurs", said the rabbit with the bakery hat, "I hope you had a good start in our village? I'm Hans Löffel."
"Nice to meet you, I'm Margarete Bellefleurs. But it seems that everyone already know me here. I had a wonderful start, thank you!"
Hans grinned, "Oh well, sorry about that! It's just, that we're such a small village. A newcomer is always a sensation. How can I help you?"
"I'm glad you are all so nice to me!", interested Margarete looked at the shop counter, "Wow, those cupcakes looks delicious!"

"Thank you, the strawberry cupcakes are the newest creation of my wife."
"Than I definitly want one of these.... And....", she pointed at the chocolate marshmallows, "And two of those. And one baguette please. I totally forgot buying food, before I left my old town."
Hans carefully packaged the food, than he grabed a marmalade glas, "This is my mothers handmade cherry marmelade from this summer. Let me give this to you as a present. You shouldn't die of hunger in your first days here!"
"Are you sure? That... That's so kind of you!", Margarete again was surprised by the kindness of the villagers.

"Of course I'm sure!", Hans smiled.
"Than thank you very much!", Margarete payed for the rest of the bakery goods, "Have a nice day, Mr. Löffel!"
"Call me Hans... Otherwise I feel so old."
Rident Margarete left the bakery, "Okay! Goodbye!"

When Margarete returned home, she was at a really good mood. All the people she had met were so obliging and friendly. And she would have a coffee with Heidi McBurrow tomorrow, who she really liked. 

Margarete stood up very early the next morning. She cooked herself some instant coffee (She still had no coffee machine) and ate a few slices of bread with the delicious cherry marmalade, she received from Hans Löffel. 

After that she had another look around her new house.
"I need some curtains in the first floor! Definitly... And the other furniture... Oh dear, I must search for a job..." 

She started looking around in some furniture magazines - soon she found the perfect couch and the best oven for her little house.... But she wasn't able to afford it yet.

A little bit frustated Margarete ate another piece of bread, than she did a little housework and waited for her meeting with Heidi McBurrow.

When the two woman met in the early afternoon, they had a warm welcome. But Heidi wasn't alone: A little mole boy cramped her skirt.

"This is my youngest, say "Hello" Monty!"
"Hello.", he said with a shy smile.
"I just fetched him from the nursery, I hope you don't mind."
"No, don't worry. I love children!"

Together they sat outside the bakery and ordered some coffee, cake and for little Monty a hot chocolate and a chocolate marshmallow.

"Now, tell me. How are you, dear?", asked Heidi.
"I'm fine thanks. It's just that I'm wondering where to get a job...", Margaretet sighed.

"Oh, well... I don't think that's a problem. Did you know, that we're planning to build a farmers market? The Buttercups, Snow-Warrens and Hawthorns want to sell their vegetables and fruits here. And Michael Hawthorn is a fisherman, so he'll probably sells fish. Maybe you could offer your help here? Or what about...."

Heidi got interrupted, because Flora Löffel brought the cakes.
"...helping in the Bakery?", the rabbit woman completed the sentence of her close friend, "Hello Margarete, I'm Flora!" 
Astonished Margarete shook hands with her, "Nice to meet you!"

"I'm very sorry that I interrupted you, Heidi. But I just heard your sorrows Margarete and maybe I can help. My husband and I  would need a helping hand in the bakery. Hans bakes all day and I'm working both here and at home. My youngest daughter just turned 3 years old and she needs me. I would be really happy to have more time for my children and my household."
Margarete Bellefleurs gasped, "You're offering me a job?"
"Yes, it would be nice to have you here. Hans told me you're such a friendly person. But I would also understand if you don't want to..."

"No, no!", called Margarete, "I would love to work at your beautiful bakery. I was just a bit shocked. Your offer is so kind and I really... really appreciate that!"
"Great!", Flora glared all over her face, "Than will you start tomorrow? We're opening the bakery about 8 o'clock. If you come a bit earlier we will show you around and explain the cash point."
"Th... Thank you so much! I'll be on time!"
Flora smiled and put down the cakes, "So, but now, I'll let you eat. Enjoy yourself." 

She patted Montys head, "Did you like the nursery today?"
"Yes! We're making balloon faces!"
"And than we will make a theatre!"
"A play, honey!", Heidi laughed and winked at the two women.

Margarete and Heidi enjoyed their cake and coffee and talked together for a long time about family, dreams and daily things. Margarete felt like she had known Heidi for years. When they said goodbye to each other, Heidi hugged her.
"Thank you so much for that wonderful day! I hope we'll meet soon again!"

"Of course, I would love to invite you into my house. Unfortunatly I don't have something to sit on yet, but I have a fluffy carpet. And hopefully I can order a couch soon."
"I would love to visit you.", Heidi answered.
"And I would be happy, if your husband and your children also come to my house."

"Oh, I'm sure they will. Thank you!", the mole woman smiled, "I'll bring some potato crowd. I hope you like it?"
Margarete nodded fastly- she was so happy that she made already friends... And even better: She got a job! 

When Margarete returned home, she made a little dance through her house. With enthusiasm she started to sew curtains for the living room. 

The fabric was a present from her grandma (she sent it a few weeks ago) and it added the perfect touch to the room.

Next day....

Shortly before Margarete could knock at the door of the bakery, Hans opend it with a loud: "Gooooood moooooorning!"

"Good morning.", she smiled.
"Flora is bringing Rose to the nursery, but she'll be soon back. But I thought I can already show you around." 
Good mooded Margarete followed the rabbit.

After some instructions, the first day in her new job started.

While Hans made fresh dough for breads and Flora designed new cakes, Margarete served the customers. 

The first one was Michael Hawthorn, a funny white mouse man, who bought a huge bread. 

Soon Daisy Buttercup, a farmers lady, arrived. She was very friendly and told Margarete that she was preparing a huge dinner for her parents, who returned home to Marigold Creek (which was a huge surprise).

Later Natalie Tuxedo and Bobby Roberts bought some bakery goods, than it was almost 5 o'clock in the afternoon - and the bakery closed.

"I hope you liked your first day here?", asked Flora. "We think you've done an amazing job!", added her husband, while she nodded. "Indeed, you did! 

Margarete blushed, "Thank you so much for everything! I'm so glad I can work here. It was huge fun!"
"That's good, so we're seeing us tomorrow morning?"
"Of course!", Margarete smiled.

She still was smiling when she returned home. Now everything will be fine! 


A few weeks later, Margarete was fully settled in Marigold Creek. She knew all of the villagers and learned much about their family backgrounds (the villagers loved to talk in the bakery). She loved her new village and all the friends she made. 

It was saturday morning, when suddently the door bell rung.

Surprised Margarete opened the door, who might that be?
Two beautiful warm brown eyes met hers and Margaretes heart started to race.

"Good morning, Miss Bellefleur. I have a delivery for you!"

To be continued....

Ok, ok, I know that was unfair :D. I also know that it was a long introduction in the village, but I wanted to make it look more realistic.

How do you like the curtains in the bedroom? I love the fabric :D. But it was hard to make curtains for a round window... As beautiful round windows are, as horrible are they for decorating...

I hope to write part III soon.

Your Kyra


  1. The suspense is gonna kill me :-) It was fantastic, getting a look at your whole village like that! Glad she got a job so quickly! Her house is coming along wonderfully too! The curtains in the bedroom is so pretty! And Im really interested about what would happen with the green material!

    1. :D very soon part III will appear. :) thank you so much! The green fabric hopefully will be turned into pretty curtains for the living room/kitchen area. But unfortunatly I'm not sure about the design yet. Straight or with foldings....:)

  2. Beautiful story! I like your characters very much! They are like from a children's story book! I do like your bedroom. I haven't the slightest idea how one could decorate a round window! I left mine without curtains! LOL You did a good job with your home decorations and shops decor too! Please post the next story soon :D

    1. Thank you so much Jane, that's a huge compliment for me, because they are really ment to be like that. Thank you! :) I just can say: It was horrible to decorate the round window! :D Maybe I make a tutorial soon (just need another house with round windows :D). I'm going to try to write as soon as I can:)

  3. Wow! This story is just amazing! So realistic, I love Margarete walking around town and how her days go, so funny and cute :D I love the curtains (the lace is so beautiful) and her bees are so funny! Ahhhh, I can't wait to see how she and Pete interact, I really want them to just get married NOW!!! :D :D

    1. :D thank you so much! Hihi, it still needs a bit time, until they get married, but they will come closer to each other very soon. I promise! :)

    2. :D :D I guess... I can't wait for part 3!! :)

  4. Yay! Another post! I love her curtain and her blanket, they are so cute. Margerete is so lucky to have found friends right away, the villagers of marigold creek are so kind! Her bees are so adorable, many of my sylvanians want some now=)

    1. Thank you so much Emily, I admit it: I'm a bit proud of myself about the curtains and bedding :D :D. Glad you like them too! :) Oh great, bumblebees are the perfect pets for Sylvanians! They're also easy to make, I'm sure your villagers would like them! :)

  5. Great story!! It was cute and fun to read! I loved her little bumble bees, so cuuutee! The entire story I was waiting for Pete to come in, I just can't wait to see how they get along. Will it be love at first sight? I liked how you made her introduction to the village more realistic, it brings your Sylvanians to life! Also, the curtains look great, excellent job! :)))))))}

    1. :D I'm really sorry for that ending, but I just wanted to make it a bit more exciting^^. Thanks for the compliments! :) Yes, it will be love at first sight, but it turns out a bit chaotic... :D

    2. Haha, no need to be sorry, I liked it! Way to build up the suspense! Hmmm chaotic... I can't wait to read part 3! ;)

  6. Wonderful story! Those pet bees are my favorite!!! I love the curtains and the bedding too! And the postman--ooh la la! Looks like things could get romantic! Fun! xo Jennifer

    1. :D I'm really glad the bees have so many fans. They really appreciate that ;) :D. Thank you so much:) Hihi, yes, it'll be romantic.

  7. Oh those pretty brown eyes to loose your self in. Really loved the story and the walk through with the residents. The bedding is really really cute and the curtains to. Look forward to next part:) Oh and those bees are so adorable

    1. :) It is sooo romantic between those too :D. I'm so glad you liked the story and the walk through the village. I feared it could be boring. Hope to write it soon, it gets funny! :D

  8. Awesome Kyra! I especially love Monty, he looked so cute in your photos :) I can't wait to see what the postman is up to...

    1. Thank you so much Suvenkorento!!! :) Glad, that you mentioned Monty, he's my favourite Sylvanian baby :D. Soon, you will know about the postman...

  9. What a warm story! All the villagers are very friendly and nice to Margarete so she must adapt to the new life soon. The idea is so cute that a bear have two pet bees?!! LOL. :) I like the bakery too much. Lots of things seem very yummy. I would be a customer if I lived with them.

    1. :) thank you so much! I would also be a customer in the bakery :D. I'm really glad you liked the new part. :)