Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Funfair

Firstly I want to say that I LOVE what Carolyn has done with the banner & background this week! I think it's gorgeous and so much fun. I marvel at her imagination.
btw - how clever is that girl riding the horse!?! ;o)

Now - onto my submission - When I think of Funfairs, one of the first things I think of are Coconut Shy's. Is it just me, or are  they just 'not around' anymore? I've not seen one for many a year. 
I used to love having a go at knocking one down, and then if I  won one, getting it home, opening it with a hammer, (usually the biggest I could find), and then taking days to eat it. 
Mmm, yummy yum! Can't beat fresh coconut, (never did like the milk tho').  

For those that don't know what a Coconut Shy is, you could check out this site
http://www.traditionalfair.co.uk/page11.htm

Of course, they were a 'novelty' - they weren't something readily available in the shops in the 60's. 
And I remember, always wondering where they came from.......?


Here is my tag for this week

Nothing complicated here; 3D'd the coconuts on the tree and added some glitter glue to the leaves. Everything else is as you see it. 
It was only whilst I was taking the photo, I realised how Christmassy it looks, lol.

Thank you all for your lovely comments last week. It means a lot to me that you say you like what I do and you are always so encouraging. Thank you *hug*

Now, I'm looking forward to seeing the beautiful work you all create this week :0) xx

17 comments:

  1. Cute. I'm not familiar with coconut shys, but I do love your tag and coconuts too. Blessings!

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  2. I remember these! Love the bright colours! Valerei

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  3. I too remember the coconut shy of old, perhaps the coconuts are too expensive these days. Pretty layout, love the 3d effect

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  4. I have no idea what a coconut shy is but I really love the colors and the palm tree!

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  5. What great, bold colors! Nice job!!!

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  6. I loved the coconut too! Great tag, brought back memories, but i could never hit them off, was sure they glued them in! x

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  7. Great fun tag and not at all Christmassy!, love the stripey background and 3D coconuts, Jane xx

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  8. Ha Ha this was great Mo! And I would not have thought of Christmas until you mentioned it - A Christmas Coconut Tree!

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  9. Fantastic tag, I don't know the coconut shy, but I really like what you have made.
    Anni

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  10. Haven't seen a coconut shy in years!! ...fabulous tag! :)

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  11. Haven't seen a coconut shy in years!! ...fabulous tag! :)

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  12. Great idea for your Tag Mo I like it! and its so nice to see you on the blog now :), I have been a bit absent of late but hoping to get back on the time with the themes again. I think your coconut tree is great! x

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  13. Lovely fun tag, love the colours (they shouldn't just be for Christmas!) Annie :)

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  14. Fab tag! My Dad always seemed to win one - great fun but hate the taste! Carolyn x

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  15. Love the red striped background, really sets off the palm tree. The stars are great too.

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  16. A week late but I knew it was yours as soon as I saw it. I love your style Mo xx

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  17. Beautiful graphic design Mo. The 'u' bead is an inspired touch!

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