I do love the creativity of carving Jack O’ Lanterns. But when I’ve already spent the last 2 days sewing, including stitching probably seventy silk flowers onto the skirt of a dress (photos to follow in a couple of days) pumpkin carving is almost the straw to break my . . . hands.
BUT! My sister and brother-in-law’s fabulous carving party was tonight, and for the first time in years, thanks to Pinterest, I already had a concept in mind.
Here was my inspiration:
And here’s my version:
Speaking of Lili, she and her boyfriend carved huge monster pumpkins his dad grew. They’re in the upper left of the photo below. I don’t think this photo quite shows just how beautifully enormous his Jack O’ Lantern is.
I don’t know why Dean carved such a sad little sun onto Hazel’s pumpkin–but she didn’t seem to mind. (She was much, much too excited about the contents of her treat bag to be sad about anything. “Crayons! My own crayons!”)
Thanks, Mary and Peter, for putting on such a great party so we could
wear our fingers to the bone exercise our creativity!