Pumpkin Carving

Every year without fail C and I carve pumpkins. Before 2011, I never tried anything intricate. Never followed a pattern and stuck with the easiest facet to make.

Then in 2011 I made this:
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And I thought, that wasn’t so bad! Next year, I’ll try something harder. So in 2012, I made this:

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This year, I decided, why not! I’m going to invest (ha!) in one of those fancy pumpkin carving kits and go all out! I’ll find a template and really make something cool.

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Even with the special pumpkin scraper, I really dislike pumpkin guts. Thankfully J doesn’t mind the guts and scraped it for me.

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The mini saws worked a lot better than the steak knife I had previously used, but they quickly bent and then one completely broke.  At first I was really excited because it looked pretty close to the template, but then I put the candle behind it and you can hardly see Maleficent’s face!
MaleficentMaybe next year I’ll just stick to cats, those seem to turn out better.

Have you had luck with the pumpkin kits and stencils?

Happy Halloween!

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