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    I love carving pumpkins. Every year myself and my step-son, Luke have a competition to see who can carve the best pumpkin. I usually win. Mostly cos I have more time than he does and because I use a template and he does his free hand - but hey . . . . winning is winning - who cares if I cheat a bit! I just didn't tell him that I planned to do something a bit more elaborate than a scarey face - I did a spooky tree . .



    Anyway, I've started early this year cos I intend to use pumpkins in the display on the stall. Tonight I've done a spider one ready for tomorrow as I have a selection of beaded spider pendants that Hils (Lilac Moon) made for me.





    I know it won't last until Wednesday (the next market day) so I'll have to do another one for then - will post a pic when its done.

    Anyone else enjoy carving pumpkins enough to show us your pics?
    Auntynet

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    Here's one I made last year ....



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    • #3
      No wonder our stock level is down!!! auntynet carving pumpkins in the celler.
      Will have to rig up a cctv system to keep an eye on her

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      • #4
        Can you tell that my hubby has got a new laptop? Now we can argue online!

        When I'm not in the cellar, of course!
        Auntynet

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        • #5
          Last years.
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          • #6
            Great pumpkin carvings - I'm no good at this sort of thing, I leave that to hubby lol... will see if I can get some pics next week.

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            • #7
              Oh love these pumpkins. They will draw a lot of attention to your stall. Brilliant work no wonder you win, you deserve to. xxx


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              • #8
                Great work! Ill have to get started on mine!

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                • #9
                  These are all fab! I only tried it once and nearly sliced my finger off. Once bitten and all that....
                  Gail x

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                  • #10



                    Great carvings peeps! this is our's from last year, this yr I think we're doing Elmo again but I want the Tim Burton character Jack have to wait and see how'll win
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by auntynet View Post
                      Can you tell that my hubby has got a new laptop? Now we can argue online!

                      When I'm not in the cellar, of course!
                      lol...good to know its not only us 2 that does that!

                      these pumpkins are really good. very creative!
                      Sarah

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                      • #12
                        wow lovely carvings, puts my feeble attempts to shame
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                        • #13
                          Wow Ger! Your pumpkin carving is amazing! Nice one!

                          Looking forward to tonight!!!!! And will be taking photos!

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                          • #14
                            Ger, thats fantastic! I'd love to have a go at something so intricate but with my limited tools I reckon I'd just make a mess.

                            This year my carving tools consist of a big metal tablespoon for scraping out, one of those kitchen gadgets with all the prongs on that you use to hold tomatoes while you slice them. I've bent one of the prongs to a right angle and I use this to punch out a template before attacking the pumpkin with my chopping knife with an 8" blade.

                            Not very safe I know but next year I will definitely invest in a pumpkin carving kit.

                            Last night I did a very simple bat carving and this morning I had a go at a friendly dragon. Can't find the camera so when OH gets home from work will use his phone to take pics to show you.
                            Auntynet

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                            • #15
                              I have one to carve for tonight! Il let you see the results but i guarantee it will be pants!
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