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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Aug 31, 2011 11:11 PM CST

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At first, we were going to make this the September contest...but Vic and I realized it could be very time consuming so TA DA! You have all month to make your scarecrow...in any mode you chose to. No rules!

Thanks to Creative Chris for the idea!! Hurray! Hurray!

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Sharon
Aug 31, 2011 11:44 PM CST
Oh oh oh oh....

Unreal!! I work so much at the computer I have several projects going on all around me for when I take breaks. Painting, leftover glass globs, old jewelry.....So I've been working on Ruby. Ha!! Now she's going to become my scarecrow.

Ruby...you know Ruby.....as in ♫ ♪ Ruby, oh Ruby...don't take your love to town!!!♬ ♪ ♫

Oh how fun this is going to be.
I'll be singing along with Kenny Rogers all month.
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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Aug 31, 2011 11:49 PM CST

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Sharon, After you showed me Ruby I thought the same thing!!!!!
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Sharon
Sep 1, 2011 12:10 AM CST
Shhhhhhhh...just wait till you see her next time.
Oh yeah!!
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Sep 1, 2011 12:42 AM CST

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Big Grin
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Name: Charleen
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Ridesredmule
Sep 1, 2011 6:03 AM CST
O.K......
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plantladylin
Sep 1, 2011 6:25 AM CST
I've talked about making a Scarecrow for years but we rarely have an Autumn season and with it still feeling like summer, my plans usually get waylaid. Maybe this challenge will motivate me to finally do it ... maybe I should make a Florida Scarecrow! Big Grin
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Ridesredmule
Sep 1, 2011 6:57 AM CST
Yes with bermuda shorts and a flamingo in one hand and a drink in the other.... Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Sounds like Florida to me..... Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Lovey dubby Group hug
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dahtzu
Sep 1, 2011 7:29 AM CST
Rolling my eyes. I need a good instructor (Again) hello Sharon! Angel
Have no clue what this will turn out, oh, has to be a Scarecrow. I know, I know, I'll just look into the mirror and copy what I see. Hilarious!
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Sharon
Sep 1, 2011 8:22 AM CST
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Samigal
Sep 1, 2011 8:54 AM CST
Mmmmmm scarecrow, my mind is a blank...............See what happens this time, BB wasn't good for me, but then I'm not that creative. Someone give us a clue, DH took a small one out of the trash a while back, well more like a Halloween guy, just to stick in the ground. Oh to have a wee bit of Sharon's talent!!! Big Grin
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Sheila_FW
Sep 1, 2011 10:29 AM CST
LOL!! I just included a few objects into the box that might be good for that one! If you go small that is. Big Grin
Ok....thinking cap on ....a whole month? Hurray! Too many ideas in my head to start now. Sticking tongue out
Look forward to seeing Miss Ruby in her scarecrow outfit Sharon! Thumbs up
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Sharon
Sep 1, 2011 10:37 AM CST
Hey Pegi...

Take a broomstick, stand it upright, about 8 inches from the top attach a yardstick crossways. That would be your skeleton; the yardstick will be the arms. Think about a roundish thing that isn't too heavy for the head. Maybe a roundish bowl or basket or even one of the large empty veggie cans. Slip it over the 8 inches of broomstick at the top for the head. E6000 will hold all that together. There you have a skeleton. The hair can be dried grass, so can the hands....See?

But a broomstick makes a pretty big scarecrow, so you might want to start with a smaller skeleton. You can do this, promise!!

Sheila, Ms. Ruby will be ready in just a few days. Y'all will be the first to see her when she makes her debut!!
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Sheila_FW
Sep 1, 2011 10:57 AM CST
The roundish thing can be a piece of cloth stuffed and tied at the neck! You can do this easy Pegi!!
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vic
Sep 1, 2011 11:24 AM CST

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Waiting with baited breath to see Ms Ruby Hurray! Hurray!

and everyone's!! Thumbs up
Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Sep 1, 2011 11:27 AM CST

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Yes, Sheila! And the scarecrow can be a miniature one for your front door or a decoration. You can even:

use a doll as a skeleton...like a Barbie or Ken.
use a stuffed bear as your main guy and dress him up, using some straw to stick out in places.
paint one on wood
polymer clay a scarecrow

The scarecrow is the theme ... what you do with it is up to you!!! Hurray!

You can also google to find instructions for all kinds of scarecrows. Just type in "how to make a scarecrow".
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dahlianut
Sep 1, 2011 1:29 PM CST
hmmmmm (thinkin, thinkin, thinkin, scrinching brain, thinkin, thinkin, thinkin)

Can't WAIT to see Ruby and all the others.

I'm off to the mountains for a weekish trip. Bringin the ipad so hope to check in to see the scarey things but since I don't know how to work an ipad I might not be able to Blinking
Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Sep 1, 2011 1:39 PM CST

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Rolling on the floor laughing I don;t know how to work one either, Dahlia! have a lovely vacation!
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Sharon
Sep 1, 2011 1:41 PM CST
Have so much fun, Dahlia!!!
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plantladylin
Sep 1, 2011 1:51 PM CST
Oooh Dahlia ... lucky you, off to the mountains for a vacation! What mountains are you visiting? I'd love to be vacationing in the Smokey Mountains or anywhere in the Appalachian Mountains right now! I wonder if it's cooler than the 90ºF+ temp's we've been having lately?

I'm lazy so my Scarecrow will have to be easy ... cause if I lose my concentration he'll end up in the back of a closet! Big Grin

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