Monday, 3 September 2012

Clutching at...

So, there was one of those scarecrow festival affairs in our village over the weekend. Not much to prattle on about just now so here are a few photos of our favourite creations:










If you look at this one closely you can see there is work in the name too (it won a prize - well deserved):





Another one with an amusing play on words in the name...








This was an unwaxed Tom Daley apparently...
















This was possibly my favourite (little work, much effect... my kind of production):








Topical...



And finally, our own quick-think-of-something, ok-let's-recycle-that-Halloween-outfit-from-a-couple-of-years-ago effort (Coraline):



That's it from me... I'm going back outside to the sunshine now (please no comments about making hay...).

25 comments:

The Solitary Walker said...

Myself, I like the Harry one!

That's funny, just quoted Kavanagh's line about 'not making hay' on my Turnstone blog.

Rachel Fox said...

I guess it's the time of year!
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Crafty Green Poet said...

My favourites are: Dougal; the dalek and the Government Cuts. But they're all excellent

Rachel Fox said...

And this was just a tiny selection really - there were lots more. I love seeing what funny ideas people come up with...
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The Bug said...

Fun! I could see Titus's two "T"s making the dinosaur :)

The Weaver of Grass said...

Rachel, I think these are really very good - I love The Cat in the Hat - it was always one of Dominic's favourite books when he was a child.
I don't think non-scarecrow makers have any idea how much work goes into making a really good scarecrow.

Titus said...

Impressed! Wanna make one!
Whilst I could make out (just)(with the aid of a magnifying glass) the tyranno-straw, I could not (even with the aid of said magnifying glass) get the bird-mask one.

I love the scarecrow tramp. Pure class. And the Coraline.

Rachel Fox said...

Weaver - yes, and we cheated a bit this year... didn't even use straw. We had a load of bubble wrap (from parcels and so on) and that was much easier to manipulate! Can't beat a bit of recycling...

Titus - it's Lord Seb Crow! If you click on the photos they should get bigger.

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Rachel Fox said...

p.s. the "tramp" won a prize too... as did a Peppa Pig scarecrow and a few others.
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The Solitary Walker said...

Only Lord Seb? Don't you mean Archbishop, King, Protector of the Flame, Master of the Universe?

Titus said...

I still prefer Ovett.

When I click on the pictures I just get a slideshow-y thing on a black background, and if anything they're smaller.

Rachel Fox said...

Depends on your browser apparently, T.

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Titus said...

I suspect I have a straw browser.

Rachel Fox said...

A strawser? Wowzer...
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Rachel Fenton said...

I like the Jack Frost looking one and Coraline, of course! Also, Doogle, for the lack of effort involved!

Last time we had a bale of hay we got rats moving into it - had to go! No such acaredy crows round here...might have to do something about that....

Rachel Fox said...

And yes, I did read you two... electing me to organise something over at Titus'!!
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Titus said...

Bonzer.

Rachel Fox said...

Dog Doo-Dah Band?

Domestic Oub said...

Gov cuts was great! And of course Coraline :)

Between Titus and yourselves, scotland seems to go in for this sort of community based fun.

Am jealous. No such neighbourly togetherness here :(

Rachel Fox said...

I think it's partly to do with the fact that Titus and I both live in quite large villages (though ours is part suburb now really). It means there are enough people to organise things but not so many people about that it's daunting/too anonymous. And most of these events are started by one person (or a small group) even if they are then carried on by more. My favourite event here is the town music festival and it is a labour of love by a committee (that changes now and again). It's not council run or anything like that.

I assure you we miss some things about city living too!! Like a cinema close by... more places to eat out... oh, if i start this list it could go on and on...

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Eryl said...

I do love a scarecrow, and like Titus really want to make one now.

Rachel Fox said...

Off you go then!
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TrĂ­ona said...

Hmm, yes, I suppose, probably a case of the far off hills been greener :)

Rachel Fox said...

Emeralder even.
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Dominic Rivron said...

Super scarecrows. Ours is still sat at the garden table. I haven't the heart to throw him away.l