A Short Post About Pumpkins

This weekend we’ve been getting into the Halloween Spirit and burning off some creative energy with Pumpkin Carving. A year ago we announced on Facebook we were expecting using a picture of a bunch of pumpkins, so it was only fitting we re-enacted with our own little pumpkin…

The last few years have sought a tradition of popping down to the farmers market, picking up ridiculously large pumpkin-y beasts and printing out an over-ambitious template from the internet to recreate on our fruit. Yesterday evening was a very chilled one, sipping Banana Bread Ale to Strictly Come Dancing whilst easing out small sections of pumpkin flesh. I opted for 2 this year; a simple Bowser to warm up my carving skills, followed with an intricate Ghostbuster silhouette. My partner went for the eye of Sauron complete with elvish inscriptions. In true me style, I forgot to get my stencils printed off so had to improvise with tracing paper over my PC monitor. Luckily, no permanent sharpie marks have made it onto my screen.

So here we are, the finished products of 3 hours hollowing, hollering, swearing, crying and carving!

Pumpking Carving: Eye of Sauron, Ghostbusters Team and Bowser

Eye of Sauron, Ghostbusters Team and Bowser!

Pumpkin Eye of Sauron

Spooky

Pumpkin Carving Bowser Mario

More Cute than Scary

Pumpkin Carving Ghostbusters

I’m proud with how this one came out, so stressful doing those teeth though!

In past years, we’ve gone with the Cookie Monster, Minions and the Nightmare before Christmas. I’m not sure I can take the pressure of trying to do something even more intricate next year, but I’m sure we’ll forget by then and give it a go anyway…

Pumpkin Carving Nightmare before Christmas Oogie Boogie Jack

Pumpkins 2015: The nightmare before Christmas

Pumpkin Carving Minions Gru Despicable Me Cookie Monster

Pumpkins 2014: Cookie Monster and Minions

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    1. Thank you :), feel the pressure is on to come up with new pumpkin ideas next year haha, although looking forward to the Little Mister being old enough to get inbolved too -x-

    2. Thank you :), feel the pressure is on to come up with new pumpkin ideas next year haha, although looking forward to the Little Mister being old enough to get involved too -x-

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