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Scarecrow and Gourd Puppets

Posted by susiewantsroses 7b (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 23, 10 at 17:02

I just won $100. for a Scarecrow contest at our local library.
My Dad grew the gourds that I used to make the puppets, in NE Alabama soil. The gourds are on a stick with bells and also some gourd seeds that rattle. Their names are Rick and Geraldine.
The scarecrow is named Sheryl "CROW".

Here is a link that might be useful: photobucket


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WOW, susieroses! These critters (can I call them that?) are delightful! Love the puppet gourds ...enchanting! They are just so SWEET! ...love the bells & painting on the faces & the frou, frou! And your Sheryl "crow" is just a sweatheart, too...wonderful idea using that big rooster...great GJ! And enjoy the $$$, too! TFS! Jeanne S.


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That is so beautiful and whimsical at the same time. I love it.


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Way to go!!! Cute!!!


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congratulations! vEry cute!


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Sheryl Crow is 1 relaxed scarecrow!! Even the rooster likes her, I do too! The puppet gourds are neat too. Enjoy your prize money, you earned it! Love the patches on her britches too, so cute. Jan


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Love her Susie! So happy for you winning the contest, but you knew that already...posted on FB.


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Photobucket


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Very nice, good job and congratulations on the prize.


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I knew your "Sheryl Crow" would win! I'm glad you entered her. And I just love your gourd jack-o-lanterns. They are the cutest things. I noticed that Martha Stewart had similar gourds on a stick but hers were painted like skeletons. The one looked like the lead character in the move The Nightmare Before Christmas.


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I'll have to look for Martha's. My only inspiration was Jose Jalapeno (the puppet "on a stick) and some victorian type toy pictures that were shadows in my mind. Also I love these German looking Holiday illustrations from the prewar days. They "owned" Christmas, Easter, Halloween, etc. decoration factories. So it was a composite.
After my Dad left our home place to go to Arizona for Cancer treatment, I had to check on the house. He had left these gourds lined up for me in the parking area so that I would be sure to find them. Anyway, I'll look to see how Martha made hers.


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Congrats! Sheryl Crow is cracking me up, too funny.
The gourd rattles are precious, I love them.
Frou


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