Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Rylstone Rubber Roundup 2010

Yesterday was a busy day in Town. "The Rylstone Rubber Roundup" was held at the Globe Hotel, a competition where one has to create anything using recycled rubber (car tyres are the most popular medium). Anyone could enter with a gold coin donation. There were different sections too. One for juniors, a rubber swan section and a "free" section where anything goes! There were cash prizes and each section was judged by the team at "Better Homes and Gardens" who came out to film the special event. They're a lovely lot! 

This sea monster was awesome. In the background you can see the enormous giraffe, made by the last Roundups winners.

Some rocking horses

The winner of the last rubber roundup were these crocs  (there's another smaller one). They're usually seen at the gate of the creators property  coming into Rylstone. They dress them up for Christmas, Easter and other annual events

The Tyre Swan section

This was my entry. Some crazy flowers made from hoses, hot water bottles, rubber bands, balloons, gloves, a plunger,  lino, tennis balls and thongs

Amelia entered the junior section with her collage picture aptly titled "Sunset Garden". She melts my heart :)

Now I'm not sure who won because I had to dash off to a wedding but my dibs are on the giraffe.

You'll be able to see The Roundup on "Better homes and Gardens" in a few weeks I should think. There may be a little cameo of Amelia placing one of my flowers in the garden. I didn't realize they'd be filming. Her hair was a bit rough and she still had lunch on her face! Oh well, that's my girls for you, I wouldn't want them any other way.

Have a lovely Sunday!

Alisa x


Cath @ chunkychooky said...

Those rocking horses are ACE!

Sarah B said...

What fun! I'll have to keep an eye out for it on TV :)

Amanda said...

That crocodile looks amazing! Love your flowers - will look out for them on the show :)