Wednesday, 29 October 2014

LIFE: Girl Meets Pumpkin

Halloween

Ten year old me to dress up as a witch or a bat for Halloween. Me and the girl that lived next door but one use to go trick or treating every year for a while, since then I don't particularly do anything to celebrate. Neither have I ever carved a pumpkin. Until Sunday when my afternoon was spent on the kitchen floor doing just that.

Pumpkins Pumpkins

Seeing we finally have a house, and the all important front porch we finally have somewhere to stick a pumpkin and decorate. We picked up one of those super cheap (like $3.99 super cheap) carving kits you see in the stores everywhere from September on wards.. They come with these "tools" and a set of templates to get you carving away. Being the first time doing such a craft thing, and feeling a bit adventures I opted for the 2 pumpkin difficultly of the spooky ghost.

It actually was a tonne of fun, even the snooping out all the gooey matter part. Even though by the time i'd finished, it felt like I was covered in the stuff. Apparently I don't fancy the smell or how slimy the inside of a pumpkin is, either.

Pumpkins

Mr ghostly pumpkin sat on our dinning table until it was dark enough to get him outside. The official lighting the tea light inside the pumpkin ceremony was on Sunday night and it's been sitting on our porch ever since. Our street gets pretty dark at night, so he shines rather well. We live down a street people don't seem to do much decorating for this holiday, there's no front gardens turned into graveyards and asylums or huge blow up ghosts and pumpkins at any right.

Halloween

So here he is, trying to look all scary. *insert scary ghost noises here*.

And yeah, i'm kinda pleased with myself about it all even if this is about how festive I get for Halloween.

Have you been carving any pumpkins?

27 comments:

  1. I haven't bothered this year as I'm not really home around Halloween this year. I've always enjoyed it in the past, though.

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    1. Hopefully next year you can go all out!

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  2. This looks awesome, good job! I've never carved a pumpkin with any degree of success haha mind you I don't think I've attempted it since I was about 11...

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha thank you, I think the template was a great help, I think it would have been a different matter without one!

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  3. I haven't done much in years either, apart from some make up just for fun the last couple of years. Seeing all these awesome posts has made me wish I was putting more effort in. I can't wait until I have my own place to warrant it more, being able to decorate it how I want and such. I'm really excited for that! Though I'll leave the pumpkin carving to someone else. Last time I tried I felt like I'd done a work out. It ain't easy! :D

    Sara Bloo xo
    bloonstuff.com

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    1. Yeah since trick or treating as a kid it's never been thing for me, I think we use to dress up for nights at university out clubbing, but since then I haven't bothered. But any excuse to bring a bit of life to my front porch! But yeah, it's certainly a bit of an arm work out!

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  4. I haven't carved a pumpkin for years! I need to try and find time! x

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    1. I think it's a new tradition with me!

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  5. I'm gonna carve them tomorrow, but they won't look as good as yours! :O

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  6. Woooooo Wwwwwooooooo Woooooo

    (I don't know why I felt the need for that)

    I also love that they rank the hardness in pumpkins, like chillies for curry. Genius.

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    1. Haha my thoughts too, I was right at home with their ranking scale.

      Maybe next year i'll go for the three pumpkin hardness ranking.

      Maybe.

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  7. Your pumpkin looks awesome, we're not really doing Halloween as we live down a lane with no young children and aren't expecting any trick or treaters.

    Grace
    http://grownupgrace.com/

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  8. I've never done the whole Halloween thing to be honest. Well, except from the odd birthday party which were fancy dress because they were at the end of October. I've never carved a pumpkin before and honestly I think I'd be a bit rubbish at doing it anyway! Haha. Yours looks totally awesome though so go you! :D
    Debi x

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    1. Ah without the template my pumpkin would have turned out to be very plain I imagine, I certainly wouldn't have had the skill or the imagination to come up with something like that especially on my first attempt.

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  9. You definitely have some amazing carving skills there! x

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  10. Great pumpkin! Looks amazing all lit up. I haven't done anything this year as yet :( the new kitten and Pickle being poorly has made it hard to think about anything else.

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  11. It looks awesome! Hopefully we'll be doing it with the girls today or tomorrow. My craving kit seems to be packed away! x

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  12. This looks great. I've decided, as I am home alone and I'm not too sure about the neighbours kids (they are annoying teenage boys who have no manners or sense of other peoples property) I'm not having a pumpkin this year, but I have made Flash a zombie costume to wear to the local pub ;) x

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  13. That's an awesome job for a first time pumpkin carving! Or for any carving for that matter. I carve a pumpkin every year, sometimes two if I can't decide what to do haha.

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  14. That is a very well-carved pumpkin! I've never carved a pumpkin before either – perhaps I should put it on the mini goals list! Although it would be a bizarre Christmas pumpkin by the time I got round to doing it...

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  15. You did an awesome job!! The pumpkin carving kit really is super cheap but the tools are really good! I don't think I could a pumpkin without them :P

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  16. That looks pretty cool. I haven't carved a pumpkin in a couple of years.

    http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2010/10/m-go-lantern.html

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  17. Aah I just got a little pang of nostalgia seeing your pumpkin. It looks so good! Majorly impressed that you got tools and everything!

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  18. Actually this made me want to try and carve a pumpkin, although I feel like the opportunity has now passed! Ah well, next year maybe!

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  19. He looks very cool! I've never carved a pumpkin either but when I finally get round to having a go (it'll be next year now), I hope my first attempt is as good as yours! :-) xx

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  20. haha this is amazing! Ours was a very generic pumpkin head :)

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