People are always talking about my pumpkins as if they are these great works of art. I mean, they really aren’t but I’m not complaining because I love the attention. Ok so they aren’t always talking about them but you know what I mean. They talk about them occasionally, happy now?
I used to buy the pattern books at the drug stores like Walgreen’s and Rite Aid but then I discovered that you could get them for free online so I started downloading patterns. I even bought a pumpkin carving CD which allows you to custom make your own design.
I have also found sites such as Zombie Pumpkins where you can buy patterns which you will never see in the pumpkin masters books. They are constantly updating them to add new patterns so every year you will have fresh new designs.
I haven’t made a new pumpkin since 2007, although I did buy an Edward Cullen pattern from Zombie Pumpkins last year to make for a friend of ours. I was rushed to finish it so I didn’t even have time to get a picture.
This year I have been asked to carve a pumpkin for one of the ladies at the doctor’s office so I am going to search through the Zombie Pumpkins catalog and find 2 new patterns and this time I will get a picture.
I’m having trouble deciding which one I should make though. She told me to choose so it doesn’t really matter to her which one I pick, just as long as it is fabulous.
I’m thinking that I want to do a semi traditional pumpkin face but I hate tradition so I want to go with a pattern. I’m thinking of the Bicycle Girl Zombie from AMC’s The Walking Dead or this cool unique creation called Root of All Evil.
On the other hand, there is nothing wrong with tradition so if I do a face I was thinking either Hammy or Horton. I really want to do Happy Jack from The Nightmare Before Christmas so maybe I might do that one.
UGH I’m so indecisive. I have until Thursday to make a decision because on Thursday afternoon we will be taking the pumpkin to the doctor’s office to give to her.
I’m thinking that since I am going to be buying 2 patterns for $2 I will just go ahead and buy 2 pumpkins. This way she will have 2 awesome pumpkins to display on her porch for Halloween.
There are a lot of cool patterns on that website. I just wish I could make all of them. If I could, I would have some pretty cramped up hands.
I will try to decide before tomorrow night so that I can have the patterns bought and printed before I carve them Thursday morning. I want them to be as fresh as they can be since they will be sitting out for the weekend.
As soon as I finish carving them I will post the pictures. Well you didn’t think I would keep them to myself did you?