Dienstag, 8. November 2016

A morning with Flora Löffel plus new shops

Dear Readers,

finally I'm back with the story I meantioned. It is nothing spectacular, but I'm able to show you two new shops, so I hope you enjoy the story :)


Hans and the children had left just 5 minutes ago and Flora was glad that she could start today's housework in peace. Every Tuesday and Thursday she stayed at home completely and didn't help in the bakery. That worked fine.

Flora started to clean up the children's room. She made the beds...

... and put away the toys.

Then she took a seat on the couch and put on the TV. At 9 a.m. her favourite cooking show was on TV. She listend to the cook, who explained how to make some special surprise pancakes. 

At that moment the doorbell rung.

It was Pete Petite, the postman. 
"Good morning, Pete. How are you?"
"Fine, thanks. The weather is nice today and I have not many letters to carry around, so I'm really fine!", he laughed, "And one of those letters is for you, Flora."
"Ah, it is from my sister Terry!", excited she took the letter, "Thank you!"
"My pleasure. Oh and I also wanted to ask you, if you and your family would like to come for dinner next Saturday? We would be very happy and Margarete will make her special roast!"

"Thank you so much for the invitation. We will be very happy to come. Margaretes roast is legendary!", Flora smiled, "But we will bring some cakes, if that's okay?"
Pete laughed, "You don't have to, but of course we would be glad to eat your special cake."
"Then it's settled.", the rabbit lady set.

Because Pete had to finish his way, they said goodbye and Flora opened the letter.
Terry wrote about her family, the new shoes she bought and added a recipt for a pizza cake. She also asked about Flora and her family and hoped that they could meet this year.

When Flora finished the letter she sighed silently. She missed her sister. Hopefully they really would be able to meet soon. But there's no time to be sad - she told herself. She had many things planned to do. And the first step would lead her to the country market. She needed some shampoo.

So Flora walked to the Country Market. She greeted the other pedestrians, before she entered the store.

"Weeee.", a little mouse yelled happily, while she enjoyed the rocking horse, the store was selling.
"Be careful, Maelis!", Adeline, her sister said.
"Hello Flora!", Armande Roquefort, the father of Adeline and Maelis greeted, "It's the first time we're visiting the country market. Maelis is so excited about the toy departement."
Flora laughed, "I can see."

She talked a bit with Armande, before she greeted Willie Bezuidenhout - the owner of the Country Market.
"Good morning. Do you have the lavender shampoo in stock?"

"Morning, Flora. Yes, of course." he looked in the shelves, "Et voila, here it is."
"Thank you.", Flora paid for the shampoo, "My whole family is using this shampoo. It smells so good."

"And it makes the fur so shiny.", Willie smiled, "It's also my favourite one."

She said goodbye to Willie and went on to the Tailor's Shop, which was Molly McBurrows shop. 
"Oh Flora.", the mole woman scurried out of the building, "I'm done with Rosie's dress, but I have customers..."
"Don't worry.", Flora smiled, "I'll come back later."
Assuaged Molly breathed out, "Wonderful. Thank you."

There was a friendly coloured building next to the tailor’s shop.

Curious Flora entered the doughnut store.

„Good morning!“, the store owner, a pretty bear lady turned around to her, „I’m Eloise Yellowstone. How can I help you?“

„I’m Flora Löffel and I must admit that I wanted to take a look only. But now that I see and smell your fantastic doughnuts I must buy some.“
Eloise smiled, „You are the owner of the Löffel bakery, right? Feel free to take a look.“
„My husband is, but I’m helping him very often.“, Flora inspired the gorgeous smelling bakery goods, „I would love to try those.“ She pointed on a strawberry doughnut and then on some chocolate biscuits, „And those for my childrens.“

„Of course.“, the bear lady picked up the goods and gave them, well packed into a nice box, to Flora.
After the rabbit had paid, she asked: „Since when are you staying in Marigold Creek?“
„Oh me and my children have arrived a month ago, at the moment we’re living in a hotel close-by. But we‘ve talked with Mr. Tuxedo who promised us to help finding a house.“
„I’m sure you’ll get one soon. Mr. Tuxedo is very reliable.“, she smiled, „Do you like it here?“
„Yes, I do. The people we’ve met are all so friendly and always offer their help. My children are a bit shy though.“
Flora nodded understanding, „It is a hard time for them. But all the children I know are very friendly too. I’m sure they’ll make friends soon.“
„Thank you.“
The women talked a bit about the village life, before Flora said goodbye and went back to the tailor’s shop.

Molly already was waiting for her and showed her the dress, she sewed for Rose.

„Oh wow! It looks amazing! It’s perfect!“

„Thank you, Flora.“, the mole lady smiled, „I hope Rose will like it too.“
„For sure she will! She loves your dresses. The nightdress you‘ve sewed her a year ago is always in use, although she has grown out of it.“
Molly giggled, „I’m glad to hear that.“
Flora also bought some new wool, then she had to return home.

„Oh, by the way, Flora!“, Molly stopped her, „Before I forget it… What would be the right present for Luna‘s birthday?“
„Hmh… I know that she talked about that new game… What was it called again….“

„Looping bee?“, Molly thought, „Muddy mentioned something like that.“
„Yes, that was it!“, Flora nodded, „But I don’t know about the prize, if it’s too expensive, maybe a book?“
„I’ll take a look together with Milly and Muddy tomorrow. They are already so excited about her birthday.“

Flora laughed, „Luna too. I’m planning some games for the children.“
„Great! If I should help with something, just let me know.“
„Thank you, Molly.“

Flora returned into their house and prepared the lunch, before she dressed little Rose in her new dress.

"Oh, my dear!", Flora was excited.
"Do I look pretty?", Rose asked.
"Of course you do! Let's take a look into the mirror."

Rose was as amazed as her mother - she didn't put off the dress for the rest of the day.
And Flora? Flora surprised her family with the delicious goods from the dougnut store and got the order to buy more on her next free day....


I know that the end was a bit abrupt, that's because I lost part of the pics during the move. They were on my old computer, but now I can't find them anymore. I hope you don't mind. Next time there will be a complete story again.

Here are more pics of my new shops :)

I hope I'll be able to do a new story soon, I have so many ideas and finally I have internet again XD. It was so weird beeing absent all the time. I promise to read all your posts on your blogs and websites in the coming days :)

Yours Kyra


  1. Hi Kyraja!I was thrilled when I saw there was a new post in your blog!! I enjoyed reading your story and looking at your shops. You did a very good job! They look awesome. They are really cute.The colours you chose and all the details you added make them really special. I guess Rosie´s dress is also one of your creations. She looks so pretty in it!
    I´m glad to see that Eloise and her children are already settled down in Marygold. I´m sure their shop is going to be a popular spot.
    I hope to get the doughnut shop set as a Christmas present. I also have in mind to make a sewing shop. I even bought the same sewing machine you have in your shop some time ago but I haven´t got much time at the moment for the projects and stories I have in mind.
    It´s great to have you back blogging again!

    1. Hey Cutata, thank you so much for your compliments! I'm also so happy to be back, I felt sorry all the time. And I missed all of you!
      I cross the fingers that you'll got the doughnut store - it is such a cute set!
      Oh fantastic! I hope you'll be able to do it soon - I'm curious how it will look! :)

  2. I am happy you are back again with a wonderful story! Your doughnut shop is so beautifully made and I love all the little bits in the tailor shop! Rosie looks adorable in her new dress! It was all so much fun to read!

  3. Aww! The shops look so cute, you did once again do a great job. The dress looks amazing on Rosie, is she going to wear it to her sisters birthday? I am looking forward to the next part of the story.

  4. Gorgeous- love all of the little details added together. You did a great job making the bakery- the papers are super cute.

  5. I'm really happy to have you back in blogland, Kyra! :)

    This story was a pleasure to read and I especially enjoyed looking at your beautiful photographs. I love your cosy close-ups from the inside of Flora Löffel's home. ♥ The doughnut shop is lovely too though, AND the tailor's shop. :D

    Eine süsse Geschichte und sehr gelungene Aufnahmen. :)

    Thanks to Orangine Peachblossom and Teresa Babblebrook my giveaway has now officially been posted, so come and have a look, I would love for you to enter! :)

    Ganz liebe Grüsse,

    1. Thank you so much Nina, I'm glad you enjoyed it and that you like my shops.
      I hope to create a new story this week:)

      Viele liebe Grüße,

  6. I had a look again at this story after I read the newest one, and notice that my previous comment wasnt there! Im so sorry, but I really have trouble with the.internet at my work, the signal must've dropped when I sunmitted it! ...
    So again... I love all the new shops and enjoyed walking with Flora through the village

  7. Loved walking through you village with Flora. And the new shops are awesome