Well lets just see how I fared....
This is where we both started, a trunk full of beautiful hand-picked from the Buckelew Farm in Tucson, Arizona.
This was attempt #1 of trying to teach me to carve:
Mine is the large green pumpkin who was carved in an attempt at Jack Skellington.
Note that the smaller orange Pumpkin is my fiancé's expertly carved version complete with sinister eyebrows.
This last pumpkin is a replica of two characters from Monster Commute, a webcomic that my Fiancé's sister + husband work on. It was featured at SteamCroween, where my pumpkin which was to read "Steamcroween" was also to be on display... sadly this just didn't work out.
I will be the first to admit that I could have probably made a decent looking Pumpkin which read "steamcroween" but just didn't due to my inner 5 year old having a breakdown/tantrum as I watched my expert fiancé carve his masterpieces. Instead the beautiful squat red pumpkin from the first picture laid in a half carved/permanent markered state.
This weekend however I am stepping out of my comfort zone and I will succeed. I have Christmas & wedding crafts I really want to create. So here is the list, just to keep me honest:
- Homemade Stockings (3)
- Tin Pots repainted to look like patina-ed copper (8)
- Block Printer (read:stamp) of "Cathedral Rock" (1)