Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween

How long has it been since you have carved a pumpkin?  For us it had been a l-o-n-g time.  So when we were invited to a pumpkin carving party...well, we had to do one ahead of time to be prepared.

I always wanted a fancy cut out.  We bought one of those kits with patterns

and various knives, scrapers, drills.  Surprisingly all of these little plastic tools worked good.


We ended up with fun pumpkins to display.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN


For more pumpkin carving you can go here.

17 comments:

soulbrush said...

halloween is not a big holiday here at all. so have never done this ever. what fun, and happy halloween to you on the other side of the pond.

Cheryl said...

Oh Lisa....I am so envious, they are just gorgeous. I have given up on pumpkin carving, mine never work out as intended.

I shall be holding a Halloween party for POppi and Riley tomorrow....I have my costume and wig waiting......Oooooohhhhhh

katie jane said...

Hi Lisa, this is just beautiful. Very courageous of you. We don't carve real pumpkins anymore. We buy the already carved manufactured kind. Aren't we awful?
I need to find time to visit more often.

Evelyn Howard said...

Very nicely carved!

PAK ART said...

It's been several years since I carved one. It is so much fun though. I enjoyed your cactus monday pic too! Great pumpkin cactus.

SandyCarlson said...

These are fun. well done! We still try to bang out a scary face with one dull paring knife!

Quiet Paths said...

Oh you did great with that! I can see all the details in the candle light; very pretty. Hope your party is fun!

We bought some of those tools several years ago and the boys thought they worked well. I just made soup out of one of my pumpkins today.

Mim said...

wow, this looks like fun. I never tried those kits but always admired the outcome. Have a fun halloween

Julie said...

They turned out really great!!! I always wished to try a fancy carved pumpkin, and never have. Now I may have to give it a go next year!!!

steviewren said...

Nice job. You and Zuzana in Denmark are making me wish I'd bought a pumpkin to carve. It's been a few years and seeing yours brings back some nice memories. Enjoy Halloween by the glow of your spooktacular pumpkins.

Lynn said...

My daughter had a pumpking carving party for the kids the past two or three years but not this year. So I took them to the pumpkin patch instead. Been a long time for me too. (I didn't carve at the party, just took pictures of the kids).

Your pumkin came out delightfully well. Love the cat and the Boo!

studio lolo said...

I wish I was into Halloween now like I was when I was younger.
I think I could carve a bad-ass pumpkin now! (Marthe Stewart style.)

Happy All Hallows eve!

BT said...

That is so clever, well done. What a great and fun thing to do. xxx

Shelly McC said...

Wow! These look fantastic!!

Margaret Ann said...

Very cool indeed! Happy, very belated, Halloween! :)

deepazartz said...

So much fun and so lovely!!!
Nice carvings!
So sad we don't have much of halloween here.

yoon see said...

Wow! Such a great idea Lisa and you took it and made it!!!!
Thanks for showing us your another great skill Lisa:)
I love the light shining out from the pumpkin, happy belated halloween!