Saturday, August 11, 2007

Get The Popcorn! Linda's Showing A Movie!

Helena decided she was going to attempt to get up on the podium so she could address the "dollies" in "The Dollie Storage Room." There were so many things so on these days involving them that she didn't want anyone to miss anything. Her only problem was that the step to the podium was so tall and she was - well, rather short. Her legs just wouldn't stretch that far.

Now that's rather silly she thought to herself. I don't have legs. I'm a standalone shelf-sitter type of doll. Maybe I can just hop up on the podium. I don't know - it's rather steep.

Where are all those boys when you need them. Probably over playing on Linda's computer again. Boys will be boys. If Linda catches them there will be........

Helena didn't want to think about that. She had one task to do today and that was to tell everyone about Linda resuming the fashion shows that she started  last year and about tonight's movie.

Linda was going to show an old 8mm movie of some of the handmade primitive dolls that she made.

Helena had seen it already and had to agree that it was a wonderful slide show for the primitives in old 8mm format. She thought everyone would like it for sure and that it showcased some of Linda's new pictures so well.

Now, how am I going to get up on that podium? Boys, boys, where are you??????

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Thursday, August 9, 2007

Our Personalized Graphics - How Cute Are They!

"I'm So Cute! I'm So Cute! I'm Just The Cutest Thing!"

"I feel that that phrase is ringing in my ears," said Helena.

"Curse you, Baptist and His Smile," she crumbled. "I can't get that out of my head!"

"Oh, Helena! Don't be so grumpy," said Doris Marie.

"I just LOVE all the new "personalized graphics" that Linda bought from Neenee (AKA Denise Bailey of  The Krazy Kraft Lady Blog). They really capture all our images so perfectly. Don't you think?"

"Yes, Doris Marie," responded Helena. "You're right as usual. "

"Just look at my new graphic image compared to my picture. In my real life image I look like a grumpy old "biddy" and in my personalized graphic I look like a grumpy old "biddy." "

"Yes, yes, I have to thank Neenee for such a wonderful job. She captured my essence of "biddydom" perfectly."

"Now, Helena, you really are being a grumpy old "biddy."

"Neenee is a FANTASTIC artist and she did a wonderful job with all of us. I know that I'm very, very pleased with my image."

"It really captures me and my personality so perfectly. And, I know that "Baby Nicky" and "Elmer's Little Boy" feel the same way."

" Plus," Doris Marie responded, "Jael Loves Her Smile is so in love with her graphic she can't stop smiling."

To which Helena replied, "Of course Jael Loves Her Smile can't stop smiling. That's the way she is. She has a HUGE smile."

"Why, it would be that way whether she liked the graphic image or not!" barked Helena.

She continued, " As for Baby Nicky and Elmer's Little Boy they LOVE everything Linda does. She can do no wrong as far as they are concerned."

"However," she continued, " I do have to admit, though, that they both came out rather cute. Even I have to admit that I like them."

"WOW," Doris Marie responded," that is quite a compliment for Neenee."

"Helena liked them. Unbelievable."

"I'll make sure that Linda tells her that even the old "biddy", Helena, like the new "dollie" graphics. She'll be happy to hear that I'm sure."

"Well, she'd better be," Helena responded. "I don't give out compliments very often, but they were good."

"Both actually came out very, very cute. I'm sure Linda's Grandson, Nicky, will like the graphic of his doll. He's as cute a graphic as he is in real life and as cute as his handmade doll is. I'm sure that his new graphic will put a smile on his face and Linda will have to email it to him."

"Plus, Elmer's Little Boy is just so "impish" and "cute" anyway. His graphic is just as cute and reflects his impish personality perfectly. Do you know if he's seen it yet," Helena asked, "Doris Marie?"

Doris Marie turned around and said, "I don't think either Baby Nicky or Elmer's Little Boy have seen their new personalized graphic yet. I bet they'll be thrilled when they do."

"However, the other "dollies" will be even more jealous than they already are. Linda's going to have a problem on her hands with this. Everyone is going to want their own personalized image. But, with 1496 dollies I don't think they are all going to get one. Linda will be in the poor house if she tried to do that."

"Don't be silly, Doris Marie. Linda is too practical to do such a thing. She might LOVE her "dollies" and want to do everything she can for them, but that's going a little overboard. Maybe she'll have a drawing or something to determine which dollies will get graphic images. Maybe I'll mention that to her. Hmmm....." maybe I will said Helena. "Ya, I'll mention that to her. She'll appreciate that. Or, will she. Hmmmmm......"

Graphics Made By Denise Bailey (aka Neenee) of The Krazy Kraft Lady Blog for Linda Walsh Originals.Handmade Doll and Graphic Copyright © 2007 - All Rights Reserved - Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

"I'm So Cute! I'm So Cute! I'm Just The Cutest Thing!"

"Hey, everyone. Gather around."

"You won't believe this!"

"I couldn't believe it when I saw mine!"

"I'm So Cute! I'm So Cute! I'm Just The Cutest Thing!"

Baptist and His Smile was having a hard time controlling himself. He could hardly believe how "cute" he looked and could hardly wait to show all the other "dollies."

You see Linda had Neenee (AKA Denise Bailey of KKL Kreations, KKL Primitives, KKL Graphics Blog, KKL Kreations Blog, and the The Krazy Kraft Lady Blog) create some "personalized graphics" of some of her "dollies" for her. Linda is Neenee's #1 fan and just loves everything that Neenee creates, especially the "dollie" graphics so when Neenee started offering her "personalized graphics" service on her KKL Kreations website Linda jumped at the chance to buy some for her "dollies."

Neenee also offers a "personalized photo" service that Linda has for an idea for Christmas presents for her grandchildren. She wouldn't tell us what that was because her grandchildren read her blogs so we'll have to wait until after Christmas to find out what she did.

In the meantime, Baptist now had 596 of the "dollies" clamouring to see what he was talking about.

He kept repeating, "I'm so cute! I'm so cute! I'm just the cutest thing! Look how much the graphic looks like me. Neenee did a FABULOUS job!"

Baptist Loves His Smile was getting a little carried away with himself so his sister, Jael Loves Her Smile asked, "Who else did Linda create graphics for, Baptist?"

To which Baptist replied, "Well, she did one of you Jael, and one of Elmer's Little Boy, one of Baby Nicky, one of Doris Marie, and one of Helena. She's going to post about us in separate articles on her Linda's Blog.

"Well, of course she did one of me!" Helena barked. "She couldn't survive without me."

Clearing her throat Doris Marie replied, "Just you Helena?"

"Er, er..... make that Linda couldn't survive without the help of both you and I Doris Marie," Helena replied.

"Why did she do them?" someone asked Baptist.

"Well," Baptist responded, "she wanted to have them for our "The Dollie Storage Room" series of books and articles and to add to her various blogs. I think it was a FABULOUS idea."

"Of course you would, Baptist. You're such a kiss ....." one of the handmade witches shouted.

"Now, now. We don't allow such language here," Helena scolded.

"Hey, are we all going to get personalized graphics?" someone shouted.

"I want one!"

"I want one, too!"

"Me, too!""No, I did!"

"Stop shoving!"

"She'd better not forget me!"

"Or me!"

"Or me, either!"

"Tee he he! Hey, Doris Marie," Helena said, "Won't it be fun to see how Linda talks her way around this problem. I dare say she won't be buying personalized graphics for all 1,496 dollies. Do you?"

"I don't think so," Doris Marie replied. "I wonder how she's going to explain this. Tee he he! Do you think she may buy a few more?"

"Probably, Doris Marie," Helena replied. "You know how she LOVES graphics. I wonder which dollies she'll choose. Hmmm......"

Graphics Made By Denise Bailey (aka Neenee) of KKL Kreations for Linda Walsh Originals.
Handmade Doll and Graphics Copyright © 2007 - All Rights Reserved - Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

WOW! WOW! Have You Seen Yours, Yet?

"Everyone, everyone! Gather around. Wait until you see these." "They're FANTASTIC! Just like Linda said they would be."

"Why, we look FABULOUS!"

" Just look at some of the group shots from the NEW pictures that Linda took. Aren't they wonderful?" Rag-doll Anthony asked.

"Rag-doll Anthony where did you get those?" Helena barked.

"Why, from Linda's study. They were just lying on her desk," Rag-doll Anthony responded. "I didn't think she'd mind if we took a look at a few of the group shots. She took thousands of NEW pictures. What could it hurt to take a peek at a few? "

"Well, that wasn't a smart idea Anthony. Linda will mind. We shouldn't be looking at the NEW pictures until she's ready to show us and post them. She won't like this a bit," Helena replied.

"Okay, Okay. Hold on to your girdle Helena. I'll get them back asap," Rag-doll Anthony responded. "But, first DON'T we look FANTASTIC?"

Helena had to admit they did, but Linda wouldn't like them looking at the NEW pictures.

"WOW, we all look FANTASTIC!" she quietly whispered.

"Hey, everyone gather around real quickly and take a look at these....."

I want one! I want one! Where's mine? Did Linda do one for me? Hey, stop shoving me! Cut it out! I want to see my picture! Where's mine? Did you see me? Stop pushing me. Hey, stop it. There's not enough room for all of us here. Quit shoving..............

Monday, August 6, 2007

Have You Seen Yours? Have You Seen Yours, Yet? Well, Have Ya?

Linda couldn't believe her eyes when she opened the door to "The Dollie Storage Room."

The house was shaking and it was being caused by all 1,496 dolls jumping up and down. Even "Helena" and "Doris Marie" were jumping up and down, up and down, going round and round. Now that was sight. Two old "biddies" holding hands and jumping up and down.

She rubbed her eyes. Maybe she wasn't seeing what she thought she was. No, they were laughing and holding hands and going round and round. Skipping and hopping like two little girls playing "ring around the rosy" and repeating "Have you seen yours? Have you seen yours? Well, have ya?"

"What is going on in HERE! Linda yelled. "What on earth are you doing Helena and Doris Marie?"

With that all 1,496 dolls stopped moving and looked at each other with "YIKES! We've been caught expressions." You know - the looks little children give their parents when they've been caught doing something they shouldn't. Well, to see 1,496 expressions like that almost made Linda laugh. Especially seeing Doris Marie and Helena with the same expression. She tried not to laugh and said, "This better be good!"

"Now Linda, dear. Don't get yourself all in a tither. The dollies are all so happy with something you did that they just couldn't control themselves. You have made them SO HAPPY. They wanted to all go and hug you, but I thought you might be smothered by that so we told them to expel all that HAPPY energy by jumping up and down. Too bad we couldn't bottle it and sell it. In any event, they LOVE you for what you did for them." Helena responded.

Well, this was a FIRST. The dolls were in love with Linda and happy about something she did. Maybe she ought to call the Guinness Book of World records for this was surely a first. The dolls were happy with Linda.

Well, she was not happy with them shaking the house so she said," I'm so happy that you like what I just finished and I LOVE all of you, too. But, you can't all jump up and down. You're shaking the house and the foundation can't support that. And, YOU KNOW WHO isn't going to tolerate this shaking much longer. He's threatening to move and you all know what that means - STORAGE FACILITY. "

"Linda, tell him to calm down. At his age he'll have a heart attack," Doris Marie responded. "Okay, everyone back to you respective areas. Linda's here now and we can all thank you properly."

With that statement Doris Marie went over and gave Linda a kiss on the cheek and handed her a dozen red roses. "We love you Linda and wanted to thank you for what you did. Each and everyone of us is thrilled! You couldn't have made us any happier."

"Thank you, thank you, thank you Linda for all you did. We LOVE you. You're the best CREATOR in the world!" all 1,496 dollies said in unison.

Linda blushed and thanked Doris Marie and all 1,496 dollies and said," Oh, my! I am so touched by this. I didn't realize how much this would mean to all of you. They came out wonderful and you all look FABULOUS. I can hardly wait to post them all. Thank you, thank you, thank you all."

"You needn't worry about the house shaking any more, Linda," Doris Marie responded. "The dollies have gotten that out of their system and really just wanted to thank you from the bottoms of their hearts - which they just did. They'll behave now so you can tell hubby to calm himself. No sense getting riled up at his age. "

"I will, Doris Marie. Everyone - THANK YOU for the roses and your warm affection. It means a LOT to me to hear that," Linda responded. With that statement she turned and left "The Dollie Storage Room." But, as she did she thought she heard the sounds of muffled laughter. Or was that muffled chatter. Psst.... Have you seen yours? Have you seen yours? Well, have ya? Hmmm....

Sunday, August 5, 2007

The House Is Shaking!

"Linda, Linda wake up! Wake up, the house is shaking!"

"What? What? What is it dear?" Linda asked as she was rudely awakened from a sound sleep. To say she was annoyed at being awoken was putting it mildly. After all she was dreaming about her favorite actor and just hated to be awoken from that.

"The house is shaking. Can't you feel it?" Linda's dear husband responded.

"Well, I can NOW!" Linda responded as she was getting out of bed.

"What is going on, dear? Is it an earthquake?" her husband asked.

"How would I know, dear. You just woke me up. It can't be an earthquake. We live in New England for goodness sakes. When was the last time there was an earthquake here?" Linda barked back.

"Well, you don't have to be so snippy. Actually New England does have earthquakes. The last one was back in the 1950's. I'm concerned about the house falling down from all this shaking. Don't tell me you can't feel THAT!" Linda's husband said.

"I didn't mean to hurt your feelings, dear. You're right. THE HOUSE IS SHAKING!" Linda said as she stood in the middle of their bedroom. "It seems to be coming from The Dollie Storage Room. Oh, Lord! What are the dollies doing now?"

"I'm telling you, Linda that those dolls are going to destroy this house. If they do and we have to move then they are all going to a storage shed. I will not move into another house just to have it destroyed by dollies!" he responded.

"Okay! Okay, dear! Calm down! The house is not going to fall down and we are not going to move." Linda replied. She wanted to say "and the dollies aren't going into a storage facility, but she knew that her husband was in no mood to start arguing about that.

She had to admit that her husband was "really, really good" about housing all 1,496 dolls and putting up with all their antics. She even thought he was starting to like them. If they destroyed the house he wouldn't like them one bit. That's for sure. So, she had to find out what they were doing now and put a stop to it.

As she headed to "The Dollie Storage Room" she decided she'd better grab onto to something or she'd fall down. The shaking was getting so intense that she could barely stay on her feet. It took a few minutes, but she finally got her hand on the knob of door to "The Dollie Storage Room." She turned the knob and opened the door.

Stay tuned..........