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Jack O’Lanterns

Brandon and I carved pumpkins tonight. Oh! I love the way they turned out!

My Pumpkin

My sister and I carved pumpkins with my mom when we were little of course, but I don’t remember ever adding a candle inside. Egads, it makes all the difference!

I started with a sketch (as I do like to preplan). I wanted a face – no black cats or witches on broomsticks for me.

Pumpkin Sketches

The pumpkin was a little hard to carve with our steak knives, so we used our fancy Wüstof kitchen knives. We had a hard time making detailed cuts, and I was wondering how I was going to cut out the stitches I had planned. Brandon suggested an exacto knife, but as I was looking for it I remembered that I had a linoleum cutter. A ha! It was the perfect tool.

My pumpkin

The stitches at the top of my pumpkin are a little hard to see, but I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out overall!

My Pumpkin

Whereas my pumpkin is a little scary, I think Brandon’s is just scared.

Brandon's Pumpkin


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  • Miss Huckleberry
    October 17, 2007 at 10:10 am

    They are both so cool! You are making me want to carve pumpkins this year :)

    October 18, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    Oooo how scary!

  • jamie
    October 21, 2007 at 12:02 pm

    I haven’t carved pumpkins in forever! Yours are awesome though!

  • Jessie
    October 22, 2007 at 4:36 pm

    They look great!!! I didn’t have time to carve pumpkins this year. :(