My First Pumpkin.

Halloween isn't much of a tradition where I'm from in Australia. We have the occasional trick or treater, but it's certainly not a holiday like it is elsewhere in the world.

We are staying in this year, but I was determined to do something to mark the occasion. Enter the one lonely pumpkin I saw sitting on a shelf in Marks & Spencer...

I actually had a great time creating my (albeit very classic) masterpiece. I didn't realise how much work went into it... and bar from one panicked moment when I happened to punch my pumpkin's eye out (literally) it was fairly simple. Jason watched from afar... sharp objects usually have a tendency to end up slicing off his skin.

So now let me present my pumpkin carving process in all its glory - with an Oscar snapshot thrown in there for good measure. Happy Halloween!










Did you do anything out of the ordinary this Halloween?


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13 comments:

Elizabeth said...

That is one of the scariest pumpkins I've ever seen! Good job.

Oscar seems to approve too!

Jess said...

So cute! Excellent work! We decided to stay in and cook dinner here in hopes of getting trick-or-treaters. So far, nothing doing. I saw some down the street but nobody has come by here yet. Sad face. But it's not even 6 p.m. yet so I'm still holding out hope.

Britt said...

Well done! And I like the ring shot in there too. It's so pretty :)

Katie said...

Nice work! And good job saving the eye :P

I went to my first Halloween-themed party this year, which was for a joint birthday party. Yeah, I don't do Halloween, but I never thought I'd end up at a Halloween party, so that's my out-of-the-ordinary thing!

Blanche said...

As far as I can recall, it's the first year in a long time that I didn't carve a pumpkin, so that's out of the ordinary for me.

Very good job on yours!

heidikins said...

I love it! Quite the handsome pumpkin-man.

xox

Lara said...

I bought an iPhone! (I love that pic of Oscar and the pumpkin, btw.)

~Mum~ said...

Oscar looks like he's posing for the pumpkin face LOL

too cute - love the gratuitous ring shot too LOL

downhomegirl said...

Wow! Good job! Oscar looks adorable, too- the perfect accompaniment to the pumpkin face :)

katelin said...

oh yay for pumpkins, i love carving them!

and love that pic with oscar and the pumpkin, too funny.

Isabel said...

that turned out way cuter then any pumpkin I've ever carved. Good for you!

Julz* said...

i was in barcelona fearing for my life....

And again, i love that pumpkin. Everytime i see it i do a little yokel type laugh =)

Jenny, Bloggess said...

Oscar = freaking adorable.





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