Monday, October 29, 2012

Pumpkin Carving

Even though we don't have kids, my husband and I love going to the pumpkin patch, carefully picking out our pumpkins and carving them into jack-o-lanterns. 

This year, my husband decided to up the ante by purchasing some professional grade, wood and metal carving tools (on the left), while I stuck with my faithful collection of plastic tools (right). 

He wanted to try carving into the flesh of the pumpkin instead of just cutting out shapes. I initially made fun of him for this seemingly frivolous purchase, but I have to admit that after watching him, they worked pretty well. 

We wrapped our dining table in plastic, set up shop and were ready to roll. 

Very serious carving going on here people. 

Although messiness drives me crazy, I quite enjoy the mess that pumpkin carving creates. I also love the feeling of sticking my hand in the cold, slimy pumpkin. 

Is that weird?

I chose stars for my pumpkin this year and I was already done before Dan had finished the mouth. 

After about 45 minutes, this is what he had done, and I totally loved it. Those are some serious chompers you've got there, Mr. Pumpkin. 

 Starry, Starry Night...

 ...and Mr. Scary Pumpkin. I love it. 

And with that, we are ready for Halloween. Let's hope we get some trick-or-treaters this year!!

What about you? Are you ready for the night of fright?


  1. very cool! I guess that's what happens when you have a creative artist working on the pumpkin. I can't believe I didn't go to the patch this year- I need to go. Are they open around Thanksgiving...?

  2. I like your husband's full concentration expression! Wow, they turned out so well!

  3. Wow! Great carving, from the both of you!

  4. You have so many great tools! I wish I was that good at pumpkin crafting...


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