Thursday, November 02, 2006

Evidence that I am NOT the least crafty person ever

While Ada napped one day last week I worked on my "trick or treat" pumpkin. I'd seen this idea in a magazine and decided to give it a shot.

This is the front of the pumpkin (unlit, very unspooky)

Pumpkin front (lit, kitchen lights on)

Pumpkin front (lit, kitchen lights off)


That night I watched "Friday Night Lights" and carved the back of the pumpkin. Here's what it looked like on Halloween:


I know in my heart of hearts that I should just have picked one of these photos. But I loved this pumpkin too much to pick one. But I've gotten my pumpkin-pride comeuppance. A visiting pal astutely noticed that now that the pumpkin has dessicated a bit, the letters have morphed a bit. The R and the E have sort of merged, and my lovely pumpkin now declares "TWAT."

Oh, and Ada had a great time dressed as a giraffe. Evidence:



13 comments:

  1. LOVE the pumpkin. love. it.

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  2. Your pumpkin is messing with my mind. How did you get the guts out? Is TRICK is spelled backwards in small print on the otherside? Is it all smoke in mirrors? At any rate, you are very original and creative.

    Ada is the cutest giraffe!

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  3. Excellent crafty pumpkin carving..

    the one I did (just the front and NOT the back) that spells 'creepy' now says 'crappy'

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  4. I think you can call yourself a crafty mother now. I am very impressed. I was proud of the upside down jack-o-lantern that I did, but I never did get a picture, doesn't look as grand now as it did last week.

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  5. A blogger pumpkin pride.. The p-man went a bit nuts over here.. Yes, they are nice. Yours is totally excellent.. A bit better than our line up of expression -- sad-crying-boo, laugh-happy, surprised-oh, scary and the guy who looked like he ate a lemon.

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  6. Best.Pumpkin.Ever.

    I am so stealing that idea for next year!

    And of course your other little pumpkin is adorable, as always.

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  7. twat. the devolution of your punkin is far more salacious than ours. ours just looks like it has punkin acne.

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  8. Sweet pumpkin! Very creative. Gotta try something like that next year. h

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  9. That is such a cool pumpkin. I'm going to copy you next Halloween.

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  10. Very nice! I am very impressed.

    Hey, is something wrong with your feed? Because these recent posts haven't showed up in my bloglines. just fyi.

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  11. Wow!! That pumpkin is really cool

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  12. A year later, but that is a great idea for a pumpkin. I never thought of doing a front/back theme.

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