Rumpus’s Mission Part 1

Rumpus Macavity was on a mission. Yes, he was. A mission he had set himself. For the past few days villagers had been coming out of the forest after their morning walk talking about strange happenings in the old abandoned house which stood a little walk away in a meadow. Many of the little children were scared to go near the place now, they said how it was probably haunted by ghosts. Rumpus wasn’t scared and had gotten sick of his little sister Skimble’s refusals to collect firewood from the surrounding area. So he had made it his mission to prove that the house was truly abandoned and did not house a ghost.

He reached the house after half an hour of walking. It had a blue roof and the windows and door were painted white. One window was open, a branch stretched inside, probably blown there by a storm. another branch lay on the porch and the area had patches of overgrown weeds. It looked a real mess. Rumpus shivered, not because he was afraid, but because the house gave him an uneasy feeling. It made him feel a bit sad.

Suddenly, he looked at the top window, was that a flash of movement?

He shook his head and looked again, nothing was there. “Now I am hallucinating from all those talesĀ  Skimble tells.” he thought.

Slowly he opened the door, it was unlocked and screeched and groaned loudly. “See, unlocked, if someone was there, they would lock it for sure.” Rumpus thought “Though ghosts wouldn’t look the door” he imagined Skimble saying. He took a deep breath and entered the interior of the house.

Inside it was very dusty and cobwebs hung in the corners and everywhere really. In the middle of the room stood a dusty table with two dusty benches, all laced with spider webs.

Rumpus walked over to the table and benches, they looked very much like the picnic tables and benches in the village except that they were probably much older, judging by the amount of dust on them. “See, there is no one here.” he thought and made to go to the door.

But, he had forgotten that he had his food against the leg of one of the benches so when he made to go forward he fell right on his face. “Ouch!” Rumpus muttered as he hit the floor with a would bang, sending the dust spiraling around him. Rubbing his nose with his left paw he turned rolled onto his back-


To be continued…

What do you guys think of the story? So far? It is a bit shorter than I originally imagined but oh well. I feel like I haven’t posted a story in ages *checks blog posts lists*, yes, it has been around a month and a half! What do you guys like to read? Stories, reviews, tutorials or something else? Anyway, I have been very busy with school work, we had a physics test two days ago and I had to study for that, I got 92% on that so I am happy. I am going to try to post for the whole year this year and not have a break like last year. That is my goal, to be able to fit school, friends, homework, relaxation time and SF into my day at least once a week. Who knows what is going to happen though! Well then, I wish you all a good day and week. Will post part two (Yes, I am organized, I have already photographed it already.) sometime soon, maybe in a weeks time?

Hugs, (And sorry for the large amount of writing at the bottom)


Winter Outfit Part Three; The Shoes

*If you do not know how to crochet, I have found a simple video which clearly shows you the basic skills which is at the bottom of this post.*

This is a very simple tutorial, it only requires the knowledge of the basic crochet stitch which you can learn in seconds from the video at the bottom of this post. Crocheting is not hard and this tutorial I am doing is very easy.

For this tutorial you will need:

  • Crochet hook (I recommend using a US hook size of C/2, also known as a size 11 in the UK or a 3.0 mm hook size for the rest of the world)
  • Wool (Not too thick but not too thin)
  • Darning Needle though a normal sewing needle will also work
  • Scissors
  • Sylvanian figure to test measurements on


Firstly use this template here, the measurements apply to regular foot sizes for each age group and if you have a figure which has very small feet, like a koala, you may have to make the size of your crocheted rectangle smaller too.

Crochet a rectangle the size of the template you are using. When you weave through the end thread, try to weave only in the middle.

Now weave some of that same wool you are using in and out, in and out, around the outside of your rectangle.

Place your critters foot in the middle of the rectangle and then pull the ends of the strings.

Tie a bow to finish.

This is what your finished shoe looks like, you can see it a lot better here. (I forgot to cut off the ends of the left over string in this picture so that’s why it looks so messy)

Now you have the coat, hat and the shoes and your critters are ready to go out into the cold winter snow! Nice and snugly warm.

How to crochet video:

Well, long time, no see! School is keeping me busy!

Slydale and Wildwood Family Descriptions!

Slydale Fox Family

Slick Slydale

Slick Slydale is a quite a strong man! Young children are often scared by his big and manly appearance but his warm personality usually quickly wins them over. He is known for being a real softie under his skin though he would never admit it to anyone except for maybe his wife Velvette. For a job Slick does anything to do with construction or carpentry, that could be something as large as renovating a house for example or something as simple as mending a broken chair leg.

Velvette Slydale

Velvette Slydale is a bustling woman who likes to wear large dresses because she is all for comfort. Her greatest pride are her three children, Buster, Daisy and Skitter. You will always see Velvette to be very enthusiastic when the local school or nursery holds or announces an event or performance! Washing clothes and bed spreads is also one of her favourite things to so it is no wonder that she is friends with Tabitha Hazlewood who also loves to wash and has a brand new washing line!

Buster Slydale

Buster Slydale is known for his large array of pranks and jokes he plays on everyone. He is forever teasing his twin sister for being named after a flower and is constantly saying things like ‘Oh my precious petal!’ or ‘Are you quite sure you are alright Daisy diddums?!’ or ‘Rise and shine little flower, delicate Daisy dear!’. Of course he gets along very well with Rumpus Macavity, the boys are quite similar!

Daisy Slydale

Daisy Slydale is not a ‘delicate flower petal’ as her brother calls her. She is in fact a very confident young fox who isn’t afraid to speak her mind. Perhaps that is the reason why her twin brother Buster insists of teasing her about her ‘soft and delicate’ first name. Being quite tall for her age, Daisy uses it to her advantage when she is picked to be the leader of groups projects, she can become quite intimidating when she scold her peers for not pulling their own weight, looking very much like her mother Velvette as she does so.

Skitter Slydale

Skitter Slydale is the toddler of the family who is simply adored by everyone. His large eyes makes it hard for anyone to resist him and a few of the girls at nursery are already swooning over him. His mother Velvette believes that he will grow up to be a simply handsome fellow! Skitter likes to drink peppermint tea for some reason, ever since he tried his father Slick’s tea a year ago.

Wildwood Rabbit Family

Herb Wildwood

Herb Wildwood is all about being the best husband and father he can be! He loves his children and greatly prefers Ginger’s simple cooking over some overly lavish restaurant dish as her dishes make him feel ‘whole and fulfilled’ again after a long day in the country side. Not only that, he likes the family atmosphere that is present when the family eats together in their home and he feels that you can only get that feeling when the family is eating delicious home cooked food!

Ginger Wildwood

Ginger Wildwood loves to organize and plan garden parties. Naturally, this makes her a very social woman as sylvanians love her organized events as they are always fun and Ginger is full of an enticing warmth which seems to attract everyone! She likes to provide very rustic and simple meals for her family consisting of mainly root vegetables which she cooks into delicious stews.

Rusty Wildwood

Rusty Wildwood likes music and plays all sorts of instruments. He can’t choose which instrument he likes best because he likes to play so many! Everyone in the village who wants to learn an instrument goes to him as he is known not only for his extensive knowledge on nearly anything to do with music but also for his patience to teach. He really wants to play in an orchestra or band when he grows up and then open his very own music school!

Hollie Wildwood

Hollie Wildwood loves to bake just like her mother! When her mother is organizing a garden party she would often volunteer to do the baking, whether it is cakes, pies, cookies, anything! The only part about baking Hollie doesn’t like is the cleaning up and dish washing part of it sometimes she bribes her brother Rusty with the promise of cake to do it for her. After school and on weekend she sometimes helps out at the Bakery. Not for money but to improve her skills and to improve her knowledge of all things baking!

Here are the two descriptions for the two new families! For more descriptions you can look in the ‘Meet the Critters’ category at the top of my blog. I have updated some of the photos there because some still had my old and faded hills background and it was annoying me. How has your week been? For me it was back to school which was okay I guess if we didn’t already get homework on our first day. Anyhow, have a nice day!

Hugs, Emily.