Sunday, October 17, 2010

Hallowe'en Party Pooper

Yup.  That's me.  I don't like Halloween.  Please don't all storm out at once!  I can't describe it, I can't explain it, I just don't get excited about Halloween.  Dressing up never was a big deal, since my WHOLE life I've been dressing up in dance costumes, usually multiple costumes in one night!  I also don't have kids, so that may be part of why I don't get excited-but I know plenty of grown ups (or almost grown ups) who still love Halloween.  It doesn't help that I don't like to be scared-horror movies are NOT my idea of entertainment!  I do like free candy though; but my favourite part about Halloween is carving pumpkins and roasting pumpkin seeds.  It's something my family did annually, so it holds a special place in my heart. 

Which is why this year I am SO excited since I actually have a house, with a front porch where I can put my carved pumpkins.  I also finally live in a neighbourhood with kids, so hopefully Ty & I don't eat all the candy we buy this year!

I'm trying to pick my patterns for my pumpkins,
and I found some AMAZING ideas. 

I don't like Twilight but this is impressive. Robert Pattinson-still hot even in squash form 

PS will definitely be watching "Sarah Palin's Alaska"
on TLC. Ridic!

I really like these for classic pumpkins.  A scary one and one that kids will like.  There's got to be a balance!

OK now this is just a work of art......

YES!!!!! Love it.  Too bad I am not America.  It might look weird for me to put this on my porch.  But how amazingly lifelike is this?!??! Crazy!

Team Jacob-just kidding, but not really. 
I like this one too, and I'm confident I could pull it off!

Simple and Effective-perfect! 

I think I HAVE to do this one!  Love the hoots!

This one might be tough but gorgeous!  I would do the Trick or Treat.  Happy Halloween is too long!

Classic bats.  Plus it reminds me of Batman...
...Christian Bale *drool*......

My Dad always used to carve our pumpkins, and not to brag, but kids and parents ALIKE used to comment on how great they are.  I hope I can live up to his reputation!  Actually, come to think about it my family was kinda great about Halloween.  One year we dressed up in a them as a family; I was Dorothy, my sister was the Tin Man, my Dad was the Scarecrow and my Mum (at home handing out candy) was the Wicked Witch of the West (we clearly hadn't gone down the yellow brick road far enough, because we hadn't met the lion!)

OK enough reminiscing.  Which pattern do you like best?  What are you planning on carving?  Or maybe you hadn't thought about it or have never done it before.  I will be posting my carving/tutorials in the upcoming posts so if you wanna learn, stay tuned!


Jill said...

I LOVE halloween!!! And costumes. It's all about costumes!! I JUST found out this morning that Adam's company is doing a party at their new office which they're not moved into yet! FUN!

Lolly Jane said...

leslie HOLY SMOKES your cards are A-MAZ-ING!!!

seriously!~such details. so gorgeous. THANK YOU!!!