So, how was your Halloween? Did you get a lot of trick or treaters? We, sadly, did not. We only had 2 kids and they came together!! Needless to say, there was a lot of candy left. I sent half home with my boyfriend and we both ended up taking the extras to work. Apparently, a lot of folks around here didn't get too many trick or treaters because there was a lot of candy at my office yesterday :).
I have some Halloween pumpkins to share with you today. A couple of weeks ago, we spotted some books that had pumpkin carving templates and we decided to give it a try. The weekend before Halloween, while driving around, we stopped at a pumpkin patch and picked out 3 pumpkins. One was a huge 28 lb. pumpkin! We carved the big one that weekend, so here's our first attempt at pumpkin carving!
On Saturday, this past weekend, we carved the rest (and I already had another small pumpkin for decor in my house, so we carved that one too). We set them up on the railing in front of my place:
We also carved some fake pumpkins that we picked up at Michaels! Some of the templates/designs for carving are rather intricate and we didn't want to carve those in real pumpkins only to have to throw them away a week later. We did a few small pumpkins for practice, so I'll spare you from those! We had a 12" fake pumpkin and we picked a wolf for the carving:
Pretty cool, huh?! I have to give credit where it's due...I didn't carve any of this. It was all my boyfriend! He spent 5 hours on Saturday carving this guy. I definitely thinking carving the fake pumpkins is harder than real pumpkins - doing the curves is very difficult. My attempts on the little pumpkins didn't turn out nearly as well. I think we were both surprised at how well this turned out! Now, we can keep it year after year and add a new one each year going forward. We raided our local Michaels last night to stock up on more fake pumpkins for next year!
I'm going to be busy this week editting pictures from various things we attended in October. I want to put together another mini book, so hopefully next week I can get back in my crafty loft and get busy with some paper! In the mean time, have a great week!