This is Dora the little witch with her pet spider Charlie.
Charlie is a real veteran spider. During the course of his life he has already lost two of his eight legs under unknown circumstances. After the old witch whom he belonged to had died, Dora became his new owner. She was glad that she had found a free pet and he was glad he found a new home. Charlie has already saved her from harm more than once while she was brewing her potions, fetching for the wrong ingredients.
Dora, you see, is slightly chaotic and permanently absent-minded. She loves colourful clothes, they can never be too bright. She has long since given up trying to make her hair into an orderly hairdo, not even magic is working.
And what about Conrad the talking pumpkin? Well, one wrong vowel in one of Dora’s spells and Conny developed his new skills.
I found this pattern (a design by Lois Winston) in the Halloween special edition of Just Cross Stitch and named her Dora. Threads come from my stash and aren’t the original colours. Dora will soon be on her way to my pen pal Uli. She doesn’t read this blog so I can post without spoiling the surprise.