Monday, 22 June 2009

Garlic for gloves and depressed carrots...


We had so much fun on Saturday, and were once again, completely entranced by everyone's imagination and creativity.


We had over 40 entrants who carved, stuck, cut and squished vegetables and fruits into all manner of wondrous creations.


It was really hard to choose winners from all of these.


First prize, and winner of Hatastic's carrot top fascinator went to this beautiful jack-in-the green, patiently made from layers of spinach, courgette and broccoli and topped with broad bean tresses.





Second prize went to this broccoli monster, made by one of the youngest entrants. It looks a bit scary with the spikey tomato mouth and I think perhaps it's a manifestation of how lots of children feel about broccoli which is fast becoming the brussel sprout of 21st Century kids...

And third prize to the adorable Miss Pepper. It was hard to resist her jaunty hat and carrot peel bow, not to mention the ingenious use of broad bean eyelets embedded in the garlic head for her alluring eyes...



Runners up included this lovely elephant. Our first entry and a favorite with everyone who visited...


This family entry is a crocolator with very busy eyebrows.


and here is a sweet mousie...


a depressed carrot with sad eyes...


and this boxer relaxing in his melon armchair, but ready for action with his onion headband and garlic gloves.



Thanks again everyone for all your support. We raised £102 for epilepsy charities and all had a vegtastic time! More pics over on flickr.

7 comments:

Dinky Daisy said...

Well done glad the weather was kind for you, loved the photos what a fantastic collection it must of been so hard to pick winners.. Debbie

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Lauren Denney said...

they are fantastic. what a great way to get kids, adults and families involved in community events.I'm going to make my own when preparing my salad tomorrow.

mummybear said...

They're amazing!

Helen Rawlinson said...

How fantastic! Looks like it was fabulous fun! I'll try the idea out on my 3 year old.
Great photos.

Fabric Nation said...

Thanks everyone - and great to hear you are going to make your own! Let me know if you post any pics.

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