Thursday, 26 March 2015

Hints and Tips

Just a reminder that there are loads of hints and tips about scarecrow building on the 2013 trail blog, which can be accessed at

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

First Through the Letterbox

A completed entry form has been popped through my letter box. Hopefully, it will be the first of many! It is so exciting to read the title of this first exhibit. Naturally, I shall not be revealing it here, as it will steal that family's thunder, but wow, the competition is already hotting up!

Saturday, 7 March 2015

The Flyers are Here

I'm so excited! I've just taken delivery of 600 flyers that will soon be dropping through the letter boxes of all the houses that line our most likely trail route. The printers, NBR Printing at Galleon Wharf in Old Wolverton, have done a fantastic job in printing and folding the leaflets, which give some basic information about the trail on one side and an entry form on the other. So now there is no excuse for not entering a scarecrow into one of this summer's competitions! Extra copies of the leaflet can be picked up in the porch to All Saints' Church, from Sunday 8th March onwards.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

We Have Posters

Thanks to MFS Reprographics and Stern Thom Fehler Architects, we now have posters to advertise the trail. Furzton based MFS has provided a wide range of reprographic services to the creative and design industries for over thirty years, using the latest technology to produce high quality copies of original drawings and artwork. They scanned in my original image, reduced it, turned it into a poster and laminated copies intended to go outdoors in double quick time, and at a very competitive price. Local firm of architects, STF, generously picked up the bill. A big ‘thank you’ goes to both businesses, for supporting Loughton’s Scarecrow Trail.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

We have a new logo

I have just finished designing and colouring up a new logo for this year's trail. He is based on the one I made for the 2013 trail, but with subtle differences. Can anyone spot those differences? He will feature on the front of our new flyer, which is at the printers as I write, and on posters that will shortly be appearing around the village, to advertise the trail.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

King Kong Arrives in Loughton

Saturday morning saw husband David and I wrestling with a giant gorilla on the Bradwell Road! We were attempting to put King Kong up into our ash tree, to advertise the forthcoming Scarecrow Trail. We secured him up there eventually, after having pruned our hedge quite dramatically, to allow access to the ash tree's ivy-clad trunk. Kong is not as visible as I'd hoped, as his torso tones in perfectly with the ivy that covers our ash tree. This serves to illustrate that having a good idea is not enough. A crow-builder needs to think about where her scarecrow will be displayed. However, I'm comforting myself with the thought that a more subtle and hard-to -spot along will be less distracting for drivers motoring along the Bradwell Road.