Finally, photos of my Jack-O-Lantern
I’m only a few weeks late at getting these pictures up.
My sister M- hosts a Carving for the whole family each Halloween. The whole floor of her house is protected with plastic sheeting, and everyone goes at their respective pumpkins. Pumpkin-themed food (soup, bread, etc = yum) is served, and good times are had.
I didn’t have a pattern planned in advance for my pumpkin this year, meaning I’d barely started carving by the time awards were being handed out to the little ones. But I got as far as cutting around the tree shapes by the time the party had ended, and the next day I carved out the negative space with my wood carving tools. I was quite satisfied with the result:
What this means is that much of my family didn’t actually get to see the pumpkin in person, but is seeing it for the first time now, on this blog.
And lookit me: Finally learning rudimentary video-editing skillz. I hope you enjoy my wobbly-one-handed-pumpkin-turning ability :)
It was given the detail-oriented award.
I also made a couple fabulous costumes for me and my brother to wear…I even used a sewing machine–something I’ve managed to avoid for most of my life thus far (even though I suspect someday I’ll really take off as a seamstress…) but I still don’t have photos of the costumes. Oops. Maybe I’ll get some photos up before Thanksgiving (or Christmas).