December 16, 2011

WHAT? No Room in the Stable?

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.
Okay.....more explanations!
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'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!!!
Stay Tuned!


Grammie Welcome said...

Oh My Lord this was hysterical. I have been so low lately I thought I'd never smile again. Then along came this post and I tell you I roared. Just so Vicky! Love ya can make me smile even on the darkest day!!

Firecracker Kid said...

That's a good one Vicky! LOL. Poor Joseph, but you're right, Mary did do the hard work :o) It's gonna be awesome when you're finished and stable, but I can't say you'll be with those kids at home for the holidays... lol. Breathe my friend.

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Poor Joseph!!!! Don't need a man in the house, they just get underfoot anyway!!!!! Let him outside. That means more work for you. ( as always) But they are a cute couple!!!!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Dear Vicky,
what a darling take on the pattern you bought. Could you maybe squash Joseph down (does he have knees)
to fit? Yeah, I know he's mad enough already. Maybe not.
Merry Christmas,

TheCrankyCrow said...

Why doesn't Joseph go stay in the basement....that's where mine is. ;o) (Great post - and great characters you've created....the pun, not so much... KIDDING!! Loved every thing about this post - 'cept that you have more work to do now....) Have a great week! (Wow - your kids have a longgggg break! Kids around here don't get off until AFTER Christmas Eve.....Enjoy!) HA! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Anonymous said...

Let the man stand outside; he'll only make a mess if you let him inside, Vicky! Oh, girlfriend; you gave me my giggle for the day with your post. The set is beautiful, whether there is room for Joseph or not... :)

Barb said...

OK, let me see if I can even type a response I am laughing so hard!!!!!
Vicky they turned out fabulous. Just smash him in there! No pain no gain!?!
Happy Holidays to you and your family!!

Debbie Geiger said...

That is just too funny!! Merry Christmas!

Ladybug said...

Vicky.... I JUST LOVE IT .....
IT'S SO PERFECT !! Have to create
one....Thnaks for sharing you
are soooooo talented my friend

Merry Christmas