Wednesday, October 19, 2011
So the other weekend while D was napping and Emily and I were running out of fun things to do. I collected a bunch of stuff and made myself a scarecrow.
He is wearing my father's gardening pants (that were hanging in the guest room), my snuggly flannel jacket, a kerchief, and my father's gardening gloves (that I found hiding in the pockets of his pants). I stuffed him with plastic shopping bags and his shoulders are made from a palm frond with the leaves stripped off. I think the effect is a little ruined by the fact he's sitting in front of a bunch of palm trees, ti plants, and there are two pink hibiscus trees behind him. No colored leaves or spooky trees in Hawaii. However, D managed to convince the little boys next door that this guy was real and if they came too close he'd jump up and grab them.
Since this picture I've given him some pumpkins to hang on to and I want to add some lights and my other decorations in the front windows. 12 days left till Halloween and that's as far as I've gotten.