Monday, October 31, 2011

pumpkin carving and football helmets

we did a little pumpkin carving this weekend and ended up with some pretty creative pumpkins.  i think my favorite is the football helmet...ha, nephews put those pumpkins on their heads without anything on their heads.  that's what i love about boys.  

i also love the skull andy carved for julian.  i'm not a big fan of skulls, but that's what julian picked out and i think it turned out pretty good, especially since it was free handed.  it kind of reminds me of a dia de los muertos skull.

i didn't finish mine so i worked on it for about another hour at home...this is so typical of me.  i made the haunted houses on the hill one, but i had never carved one that is just carved on the surface.  it turns out the pumpkin is really thick and you have to scrape half the pumpkin away from the inside so that the light can even shine through.  

so much fun!!

well, i'm off to the thrift store to get a couple of things to finish ella's costume.

1 comment:

  1. Halloween seems to be such a fun time. Lovely pictures. It so fascinating to see the light shining in the pumpkin. Here in Jamaica a few Halloween parties are held in the town areas at hotels etc. I live in a rural area. I am seeing a lot of the wonderful aspects of Halloween on Blogs. You have done a great job here! Happy Halloween to you and your family.


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