October 30, 2011

Howe Pumpkin 2011

We didn't make it out to a pumpkin patch this year, so this beauty is from the pumpkin bin at the grocery store. He's missing his stem, but otherwise looks pretty good - good color, good carving surface, and stands up nice and straight. I'm glad to have found him because decent pumpkins are in short supply when you wait until a couple days before Halloween.


I like to carve more than just a face, but I also like making up my own designs. Patterns you find online look cool, but they're just not very personal :) This year I decided to carve "HOWE" with some Halloween themed letters. The pumpkin was pretty thick, so some of the details were pretty difficult, but it turned out great!

Carving away!

Finished Pumpkin

 

A better shot of the letters - Happy Halloween from the Howes!

5 comments:

Amy (naptimecrafters) said...

We've been put to shame again! Our attempt at Winnie the Pooh had to morph into Mickey Mouse...

Heather Curtis said...

AMAZING as always! Chris was pointing out some really nicely carved pumpkins when we took the boys trick or treating tonight and I said, "just wait until we see Mel's!" Yours always amaze. You are truly skilled. Love it!

Kimberly said...

Mel, you have mad skills!! I love it! :)

Palmers said...

that's the best one i've seen this halloween! (yes, i rhymed) impressive letters!!

R*R said...

Awesome Mel!