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October 31, 2008

Sleeping Pumpkin

Thanks to my two small daughters, this time of year becomes a non-stop parade of crowns, magic wands, and taffeta and satin gowns.

Apple of My Eye is always very concerned that I don’t ever have a costume picked out for Halloween. After all, it’s something she spends months carefully deciding. Big stuff when you’re a kid, since it’s a whole ‘nother YEAR before you can dress up again.

So when it came time to carve a pumpkin this year, both Apple of My Eye and Cute as a Button had definite ideas about what they wanted.

AoME doesn’t like scary stuff at all. To the point that she doesn’t even like to think that villains are anything worse than naughty scamps. CaaB is more fearless, but even she prefers fun scary to the scary scary. Altho, it is important to note that CaaB is afraid of neither Cybermen nor Daleks, but is scared of ghosts.

So the choice was obvious…Sleeping Beauty.

Someone else took care of the heavy lifting. Namely, the thankless job of scooping out the pumpkin guts and scraping the inside wall of the pumpkin.

Then I got busy with a template and some carving tools. An hour or so later, I had this…

OK OK, so it doesn't look like all that much in the light. And yes, it's been a couple of days, so it's starting to dry out, which is why some of the thinner pieces have warped just a bit.

Which is already pretty cool. But NOTHING beats what it looks like with the lights out…

Yep, that right there is wicked badass. If I do say so myself.

Already looking forward to next year. I’m laying odds it will be Tinkerbell.

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  1. That is just awesome!

    Your two girls have got a very talented Dad! Can’t wait to see what you do next year!

    comment by Chris Knight — November 3, 2008 @ 12:31 am

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