Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

We had fun carving pumpkins again this year. My sister-in-law gave us a Martha Stewart pumpking carving kit a couple of years ago, and I gotta confess, having the right tools makes the job a whole lot easier. The keyhole saw, linoleum cutter, and scraper are the three essential items to make the job easy.

I experimented using my electric jig saw to carve the pumpkin (as recommended by the Extreme Pumpkins web site), and it worked great for cutting out the tops-- but probably only a little bit better than the good-old-fashioned keyhole saw. And for carving the face, the hand-held saw is defintely better. Unlike the folks at Extreme Pumpkins, I'm going to refrain from participating in any pumpkin pyrotechnics...

1 comment:

Mary E.Carey said...

Nice touch with the little pumpkin in the big pumpkins mouth. Have you checked out some of the amazing pumpkin-carving videos on YouTube, including some from Flo and Rich Newman, a pair of Amherst pumpkin carvers who set the carving to their music?