Saturday, May 22, 2010

Meet our new resident: Mr. Tattie Bogle

This is Mr. Tattie Bogle, or Tattie for short.

Being a fashionable scarecrow, Tattie is wearing a pair of my son's old Osh Kosh jeans and a worn out Gap button-down shirt (both originally thrift store finds), Ella's "mum-Henry-chewed-my-Nerf" ball, a pair of old gardening gloves and a baseball hat that I'm sure my husband doesn't need anymore. Of course, Tattie wouldn't be complete without his pie-plate accessories.

The kids and I made Tattie as a response to the questions, "Why are my radishes growing there but not here?" and "What happened to all those lettuce seedlings?"

Yes, crow, we're on to you. That's right. You heard me. Your days in the garden are numbered.

As for the name: in case you're wondering if I spent too much time in the sun today or if I've been playing with those online name generator programs again, "Tattie-bogle" is the Scottish name for scarecrow.

4 comments:

Erin said...

That's awesome! The kids were right behind me reading this and want to make one now, LOL!

Fiona said...

Thanks, Erin! It was a fun project for me and the kids!

Mama Pea said...

I'm right with Erin's kids! I've always wanted a "Tattie Bogle" in my garden but never seem to get around to making one. (One problem I can see is clothing him. Both hubby and I tend to keep wearing [scarecrow appropriate] clothing until it disintegrates.)

Fiona said...

I hear you, Mama Pea! That's why I used children's clothing :) Jack had outgrown the pants and shirt and both were too worn out to donate/pass on to anyone else, making it perfect for Tattie! :)

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