Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Meet... An Angry Baby Boy With Mother Issues.

He's obnoxious, rude and politically incorrect. But then again, who isn't these days?

Friday, October 26, 2007

Meet... The Nutcracker.

The theme for The Humble Arts on November 1st is The Nutcracker.

I know what y'all are thinkin'... Where's the Sugar Plum Fairy, toy soldiers or Clara?

Sorry folks, my imagination doesn't work that way. When I think of a nutcracker, I think of the lil' red squirrels that romp and gather around our property. They can crack open a nut like nobody's business.

Besides, who's to say there isn't a lil' red squirrel who dresses up in a Santa suit and beard to deliver acorns and goodies to all the wee red squirrels come Christmas Eve? I'd like to think so. :> )

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I'm Still Crazy...

I have so many projects goin' on at the same time my head is spinnin'! After all my hemin' and hawin' about wantin' a wood stove for my readin' room, my wish came true!

The problem was since I wanted it so close to the wall we had to have fireboard put up for codes.
Well heck I didn't want that nasty ol' concrete board showin', so I painted it like faux brick to match the colors in the hearth.

Another problem is when y'all live in a house built in the 1800's, the floors tend to slant. So I figure every time we have company, I'll throw a cocktail in their hand. This way they'll get a lil' tipsy and think it's the alcohol makin' 'em slant. They won't even notice the slanted faux brick wall.

The pics are so dark, y'all can't see that the stove is a lovely chocolate brown enamel.
I still have to patch around the pipe but at least that lil' dollie is enjoyin' the fire.

Monday, October 22, 2007

I'm Crazy...

Here's what I've been workin' on which seems like an eternity.
I'm a lil' "squirrelly" because he's drivin' me "nuts!"
I'll keep y'all posted.
:> )

Saturday, October 20, 2007

A Feast For Your Peepers...

Soak in the rural beauty right here in Central New York. It was overcast today, but the brilliant colors make up for it. This is our peak season.

Friday, October 19, 2007

New Dollies On The Ol' Countryfolk Keepsakes Website...

Meet... Wanetta and Vincil the Barn Cat.

Meet... Jonna and Erby the Tabby Barn Cat.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

I Love To Take Pics Of My Girls...

Darla is dreamin' about Nylabones and old knotted up socks...

Hannah is secretly plottin' world dominance...

Gracie is impatiently waitin' to go o-u-t-s-i-d-e...
(I have to spell it because she knows the meanin' of the word and will run to the door. So shhhhhh... don't say it out loud.)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Here's What I'm Workin' On...

She's bald and buck neked at the moment. A good thing her barn cat is a pork rind. She can hide behind him.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I Went For A Walk Today...

Need I say more?
:> )

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Have Y'all Watched T.V. Lately....

What in the Sam Hill has happened to T.V. programmin'??!! They're callin' this stuff "entertainment?"

"Are You Smarted Than A 5th Grader?" ~ Do ya really want to know the answer to that?

"The Singing Bee" ~ I don't know about y'all, but the last time I went up on a stage and made a fool of myself tryin' to sing Karaoke to "Roxanne", I was at the Stumble Inn after throwin' back a few Southern Comfort and Ginger Ales. (Maybe that show has an open bar)

"Hell's Kitchen." ~ Heck, I don't need Gordon Ramsay to tell me what I'm doin' wrong in the kitchen, that's what family holiday gatherins' are for.

"Tommy Lee Goes To College" & "Rock Of Love." ~ Those head bandanas were cool back then. Now they're worn to cover up that recedin' hairline. Dudes, the 80's are over. Just let it go like ya did your hair...

"Fear Factor" ~ As youngun's, lil' Jimmy down the road from us ate every kind of bug in sight. Just think if that show existed back then, he'd be a millionaire by now.

Ya know what's even crazier? These corporate folks are sittin' around a big table thinkin' up this stuff and gettin' paid for it. Laughin' all the way to the bank. Maybe its time to give up my doll makin' career and come up a new reality television show:
"Just For Laughs the Wife Swaps Biggest Loser goes for an Extreme Make Over but drops out of Charm School to participate in the Amazing Race and secretly dreams of being The Last Comic Standing instead of Flipping Out."

By Jove, I think I've got it!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

If I Only Had A Brain...

Man, I can relate to that statement!

Meet... Frank N. Stein.

This vignette will be offered tomorrow on the The Humble Arts.

He's sold.

Friday, October 5, 2007

It's October And I'm Still Runnin' Around In Shorts...

Boy! This time last year I was stokin' up the fire in our wood stove tryin' to get the chill out of the air.

Today, I'm sportin' a t-shirt snappin' these photos and wishin' we didn't take the dang gum air conditioner unit out of the window. Whew! It almost hit 85 degrees today.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Here's What I'm Workin' On...

I know folks are already workin' on Christmas stuff, but I'm still in Halloween mode!

I'm hopin' to get Frank N. Stein finished up and listed lickety split.

I'll keep y'all posted...

Monday, October 1, 2007

Look!! I Found the 102nd Dalmation...

Hmmmm... But she looks more like the milkman than Pongo.

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