It’s pumpkin-chopping season!
I like Halloween, not just for the spooks an’ the candy an’ the dressin’ up. It also gives me an excuse to do some creative stuff, like cookie decorating, house decorating and best of all, pumpkin carving.
Gosh, that sounded awfully Martha-esque, didn’t it?
I haven’t entirely decided what I am going to do with my pumpkin, or maybe I’ll just get multiple gourds and carve a few of ’em. Last year, I did a matching Kiki and Jiji set. This year, I am tempted to go the Nightmare before Christmas route, since the characters are more recognizable, and they look fairly simple to carve.
Other pumpkin places of note (for my future reference):
- The Pumpkin Wizard: This is actually where I learned to make my own pumpkin patterns.
- Jack-o-Lantern.com: very comprehensive site. Loads a bit slow, but that might just be because of the traffic at this time of year.
- Attack of the Zombie Pumpkins: Awesome, easy to use pumpkin patterns.
- Halloween Pumpkins: patterns and preservation tips.
Any other ideas? What are you carving this year?