Can you imagine?
It's bad enough that there was no room in the "Inn" but to not have access to the Stable?
Well, now.......I'm changing the story just slightly to better suit my own inadequacies. Let me explain.
I bought a pattern from Tawny over at the PRIMITIVE NOOK.
Hers is quite a bit more primitive than mine but you have to remember this 'Primsy thing' I've got going on.
See? The color thing just can't be stopped!! I used some brown corduroy for Joseph and a blue knit for Mary. Baby Jesus' swaddling is natural batting and then a small amount of homespun is added for detail. I didn't pinch sew there noses and I painted mine flesh color and then washed them with a brown acrylic. That whole 'coffee' thing just isn't for me.
I also sewed up the sides of their robes. (I'm sorry, Tawny! I couldn't help it!)
I love how they turned out! Joseph's beard and hair is unwashed sheep's wool from the Homestead Wool and Gift Farm.
Well, I couldn't leave it at that. They needed shelter and of course we all know that Baby Jesus was born in a Stable and layed in a manger in the Stable, right?
Only Joseph couldn't go in.
My hubby brought home an old palette. Mmmmmmmmm, but I LOVE me some wood!
Anyhoo, I decided to make a Stable for the Trio so I did. Measured it up and cut it out; nailed it together with my brad nailer......it's almost as fun as shootin' my 22! I think I might need a holster!
Here it is! Looks like it'll work, right?!
"Uh, HELLO??!!" says Joseph, just a bit agitated. "Did you forget about me?"
"Well no, I didn't", I reply. I just misjudged your height and ......
Mary had to do all of the work anyway! She fits just fine!"
He's not happy so I need to go back to the drawing board. (Just between you and me, I think he's ticked 'cause he can't find the TV remote. Sound familiar?!)
Sigh.......I HATE it when things go wrong. 'Cause now I have no one to blame but myself and that just stinks to have to own up to it. It's so much better when we can blame someone else!!
Kids are now out of school. If you hear some strange sounds coming from the southeast end of the country, you'll know I've gone insane!
Hope your holiday events are all coming together and you find yourself 'STABLE'! HA! Couldn't resist the pun!!!