Scarecrow in the Making.

Scarecrow at the ready. I thought of making a scarecrow to help keep the pigeons from eating the green shoots of the brassica family such as the cabbages…Which many were stripped to the stalks last year.

So an old  pair of jeans and shirt were put to good use. I started first by sewing the shirt in the jeans and sewing closed the cuffs and the hems of the jeans except for a small opening. 

Scarecrow collecting the things we need

The next step was rummaging in my sewing box I found some odd large buttons, The gloves were dug out of the garage. The Hessian  sacking fabric was left over from when I ran a craft group with those I supported a few years ago with learning difficulties.  It was left over from backing a pegged rug I helped them make.  Anyone remember them? I well remember helping my Granddad make a wool one and cutting the lengths of wool.. And Rag pegged rugs were in his home from his Mother.  In fact I still have one of his home made rugs but its now stored in the loft or else I would have shared its image with you.

Scarecrow his face is from some old Sackcloth.

The next step was to sew the shape of the head this was attached to the collar and the gloves were sewn on.

“Hi there!!!!! Can’t quiet see who is looking at me yet!  It seems my Brain is some old stuffing from some old cushions.” Anyone got a Brain??

 

Scarecrow, his face is sewn in place as are his gloves“Hi there!!! That’s better  at least I can see you now.. “

Buttons sewn, mouth in place and Hat sewn on too,that too was a freebee found in the back of the garage!

Smile for the Camera!

“ Rhubarb!!!, er-hem sorry Cheeeeeeeeesssssse!!!!”

Scarecrow his legs are now taking shape

 

“Well Enough of this Yoga Practice………. “

“I may be smiling but I can’t rest here for too long, I need to find my  Brain, and although my legs are filled, I need some extra Stuffing for my body.”

“Has anyone any spare Rags?”

“Oh by the way my name is Herbert! for future reference. When they put me on guard duty!. “

“I hope you will join me soon as I meet the Veggies on the Plot!…..

 

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  1. Renard Moreau
    May 16, 2013 @ 20:07:19

    [ Laughs ] It looks as though you’re going to make a neatly dressed scarecrow.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 16, 2013 @ 20:11:43

      Thanks Renard, He will soon be looking the part once exposed to the elements!,,,, But he is going into a neatly maintained Garden! LOL 😉 , All items used were in the Rag bag…. 🙂 Glad Herbert brought you some smiles! 😆

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  2. iamforchange
    May 16, 2013 @ 20:33:32

    Not so scary scare crow… cute and loved the post. 🙂 thanks for the smiles!

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 17, 2013 @ 13:25:35

      Hi Joe, good thing I check my spam box regular for you had found your way in there.. So un-spammed you!.. Thank you for dropping in, No Herbert isnt so scary, I dont want to give the infant school a fright when they pass our allotment to their own LOL… But I think he will help do the Trick! 🙂

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  3. Deb
    May 16, 2013 @ 21:57:25

    I’ve been waiting to see this…I love it! Herbert looks great and now, I can’t wait to meet him in the veggie plots! Ope…what this I found? Oh great, it’s a box of old rags to help fill up the rest of Hebert’s body!
    Sending you love and hugs your way, Sue! xoxo

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 17, 2013 @ 13:28:28

      Those Rags will just about Help finish off his eating habits.. His tummy as you noticed still needs filling!… I just hope when I wheel him to the allotments no one thinks I am doing away with the Gardener! 😉 LOL Big hugs and Have a great weekend Deb. xx

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      • Deb
        May 17, 2013 @ 15:46:22

        I can see where it would look that way…lol He’s going to look great out there. Take pictures! 🙂
        Have a very enjoyable weekend! 🙂

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        • Sue Dreamwalker
          May 18, 2013 @ 12:05:37

          I will Deb, thank you, my two year old granddaughter visited today, the reason I didnt make him more scary!… She looked sheepishly at him as I had sat him at the dinning table! but Herbert soon had her smiling…

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  4. Ruchira
    May 16, 2013 @ 22:24:33

    Herbert is already full of energy. I am sure he will be able to do his job well once planted on the soil 🙂

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  5. Duma Key
    May 17, 2013 @ 04:08:37

    Has become a bit of a lost art, actually making things! To easy these days to pop out an buy it!

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 17, 2013 @ 14:02:42

      I spent a good portion of my life making things… Sewing was the way I earned my living up until 2002.. around 30 yrs .. It is a pleasure now adays to sew.. but back then when I came home sewing would have been the last thing I would have done.. 🙂 …

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  6. Aneesh
    May 17, 2013 @ 05:37:35

    I agree with Renard!! Pigeons may like him, instead of getting scared!! 🙂
    I imagine its fun making a Scarecrow!!!

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  7. David Tenneson
    May 17, 2013 @ 08:02:53

    How creative ! And how wonderful. Just up my street. Try strings over the brassicas with shiny strips that flutter in the wind! Have you named the Scarecrow yet? Now that he has a face and a brain!? How about Brian? Love David

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 17, 2013 @ 14:19:10

      Oh we tried that David, lol, and then we put a cheese cloth covering over them.. they got in through that.. hence the cloches this year.. It wasnt just us who suffered last year.. it seemed all the wood pigeons descended onto the allotments last year…. So yes I have named him, its in the post Herbert! lol… and his brain is somewhere yet to be found! along with his stuffing for his chest! 🙂 peace and love Sue

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  8. cheryoncake
    May 17, 2013 @ 08:24:09

    Hello Herbert, You look rather fabulous! Good luck in your new job !!

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  9. prenin
    May 17, 2013 @ 09:00:11

    Now Herbert needs to be stuffed!!! 🙂

    Hope he works hun – the pigeons around here don’t have any fear of humans…

    Love and hugs!

    Prenin.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 17, 2013 @ 14:25:54

      haha! yes he is only half stuffed at the moment Prenin! … Yes the town pigeons are the same, but these are those from the woods who seem to have multiplied and become domestic too.. 🙂

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  10. becca givens
    May 17, 2013 @ 09:40:20

    😀 … love this … have you named him??
    Have a blessed, fun and/or productive weekend!
    xo becca

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  11. marina kanavaki
    May 17, 2013 @ 10:24:14

    Excellent!!! Herbert is one classy scarecrow!
    Of course, gloves and cap add the extra touch!!
    🙂

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  12. Valentine Logar
    May 17, 2013 @ 12:02:06

    What a well dressed and happy scarecrow. Are you certain Herbert will be up to the job?

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  13. Cat Forsley
    May 17, 2013 @ 12:53:49

    Happy Happy Happy 🙂 🙂 you’re so creative 🙂 He’s gonna be Dancing 🙂 xxx love him 🙂 Have a gorgeous weekend 🙂 …………… happiness 🙂 xoxox C xx

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  14. beverley
    May 17, 2013 @ 16:19:13

    I think poor Herbert needs the rest of him, never mind a brain. He doesn’t look very scary 🙂

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      May 18, 2013 @ 12:13:39

      Hi Beverley, no I did think of making him more scary looking, but I decided to make him a friendly scarecrow as we take our 2 and a half year old granddaughter down the allotments so we didn’t want to scare her! or give her nightmares… Plus an infant school garden just up from ours and walk past our allotment weekly, They always are so polite and say hello to my Hubby by saying Hello Mr Gardener in unison! so another reason not to scare them…. I doubt whether the pigeons care if he has a smile or not, but the form of a human standing there hopefully will help! 😉 well thats the plan…. I hope you have had a good couple of days…. Love Sue xx

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  15. penpusherpen
    May 17, 2013 @ 16:20:08

    he’s filling up nicely Sue, BUT I wonder if he’s too friendly looking to scare the birds? Mayhap you’ll have to add a frown to Herbert’s face.. (loving the name too..) … Just been laughing at the thought of Police Cars turning up all sirens blaring, looking for the reported dead body being wheel barrowed to your allotments… 🙂 … Waiting for the ‘in situ’ photo now… .. have a great weekend my friend, love and light. xPenx

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  16. natswans
    May 17, 2013 @ 18:19:17

    How lovely a lot of work there Sue he sure does look swell. I hope he does his work well let us know won’t you.
    Happy weekend xxx restful one I hope x

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  17. cat
    May 17, 2013 @ 19:31:53

    :), my lovely friend … Always, cat.

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  18. Michelle B.
    May 18, 2013 @ 01:25:30

    Oh, I seem to have lost my brain too. I commented and ended up on Photobucket somehow and now can’t find what I wrote.

    Herbert is the most handsome and well dressed scarecrow I’ve ever seen! I knew a pretty female one once, Betsy, who had dreads and wore overalls. She was quite a star in her world, as is your guy. I hope he finds his brain while he’s guarding your veggies!

    Love,
    Michelle.

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  19. Eclipse
    May 19, 2013 @ 07:46:36

    Ha! He is very cool…what an idea 🙂
    Have a sunny day Sue!

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  20. starproms
    May 19, 2013 @ 19:04:02

    I love your scarecrow Herbert and look forward to seeing more of him as the summer unfolds!

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  21. Ruth Nina Welsh
    May 20, 2013 @ 10:46:26

    Wonderful! I hope Herbert is successful – keep us updated! 🙂

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  22. zendictive
    May 20, 2013 @ 21:46:48

    cute (~_~)

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  23. WordsFallFromMyEyes
    May 25, 2013 @ 11:28:45

    This is a fun post, Sue 🙂

    I love all the photos too – sort of looks scary, but I like!

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  24. Alex Jones
    Jun 24, 2013 @ 21:32:57

    I rarely see a happy scarecrow 🙂

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jun 30, 2013 @ 15:01:01

      Are well the crows/pigeons dont know if the smile is there or not.. LOL.. But the junior school who have an allotment up the hill from ours pass it every day, so I would so not want to give them nightmares… LOL… 😉

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