Monday, October 31, 2011

An all too crowded carve


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!
I can't believe it's Halloween, and i can't believe it's only 2 months until the end of the year.  That's ridiculous, where did the time go? 

We had snow in Philadelphia-now that is ridiculous.  The last time it snowed in Philly was the year i was born, 32 years ago.  This snow made the annual pumpkin carve we attend pack jammed because like us, everyone assumed the Saturday showing would be cancelled, and it was. 

But we braved the extra crowded crowds, and started a new tradition:  Pumpkin carve followed by Ruby's Diner for a milkshake.  Why hadn't we thought of that before?!

These are the transformations i loved most.  Enjoy!
The Little Mermaid-very old movie to reference, but there was something i loved about this candle lit silhouette that got me all nostalgic.
Look at the "blood" dripping from the cleaver! Great use of the pumpkin.
Pumpkin carriage
This won most Halloween.
This was runner up for best use of pumpkin.
Angry birds!
Batman
I'm not really sure...spaceship...the pyramids...very neat though.
Talk about a knuckle sandwich.
Witches Brew
Love this-would have voted for it as best use of pumpkin.
Love the little mouse dangling out of its mouth!
Wowzers.
Fabulous!  This was awarded best overall, and i think i appreciate more in picture than in person.  Whooo else thinks so.

If you want to see more, check out last year's pumpkin carve.  And speaking of carve, we attempted to do so on Sunday.  Only problem?  The stores around us had no more pumpkins! 
Hope you and your families had better luck!

You can find me here: diy showoff, making the world cuter,metamorphosis monday, before and after party, show and tell,whatever goes wednesday, transformation thursday,, show and share day, flaunt it friday, show and tell friday, feature yourself friday, the shabby nest,


31 comments:

circadee.com said...

these are ahhhhmazing!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Fun new tradition, pumpkin carving and a milkshake... Mom and I watched a show on pumpkin carving last night and it was amazing. I would love to see these in person. Thanks for sharing with us. hugs, Linda

lulumusing said...

Please don't tell me people you know carved these pumpkins. They are terrific. Snow in Maine yesterday, too, but not as much as south of here.
So glad you came for a visit. Do come again.

xinex said...

These are pretty neat. Great display! Happy Halloween!...Christine

Carol said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment! These pumpkins are amazing! Hope your snow is melting quickly.

Smiles,
Carol

Vicky said...

Those are awesome! I have never seen pumpkins carved like that. I just see regular jack o lantern faces. There are some talented people out there. Thanks for sharing! I am a new follower from Making the World Cuter. Vicky from Mess For Less

Orange it Lovely said...

Holy crap they are good.. and here I thought I had talent!!
Amazing!
Tana

Sherry said...

Oh, wow! These are great pumpkins! Thanks for sharing!
Sherry

The Boston Lady said...

Thanks for sharing those. I am always amazed at the talented people that are out there - now let me go do my three triangles and jagged mouth.... Ann

Geneva said...

Wow! Those are amazing! Thank you for sharing... !

Jill said...

Oh my goodness! I've never seen a pumpkin carving contest - they're unbelieveable!!

Happy Halloween!!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Renee@LivingLaughingLoving said...

Oh my goodness, those are some snazzy carvings!! So impressive!!!

The Vintage Chateau said...

Those are amazing creations! I don't have that much energy...
Karee

Van said...

Aw, the mermaid one is my fav. Subtle and beautiful.

Sharing with Sherri said...

Peoples creativity never ceases to amaze me! I think my favorites would have be the cat and the carriage!!

Jo's This and That said...

Great Pumpkins! Thanks for sharing,JoAnn

Devonay said...

Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing. I didn't make it out on Halloween. I stayed at Dad's and passed candy out to my sweet nephews.

Barb and Dell said...

Wow, those pumpkins are amazing! I would not have the patience to sit and do that.
Thanks for stopping by and your nice comment.
Barb

Rosanne said...

So so creative!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Gosh, such amazing transformations! I think I love the baby carriage one the best! Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! I've had such fun viewing your post!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Sue said...

These are all amazing designs on the pumpkins!! I wouldn't have the patience to work on them! I love your sweet kitty! Gorgeous coat color and eyes. Wish I could have one, but I sneeze and cough and get hives! Not good.... LOL
~ Sue

Aubree said...

Thanks for stopping by Yellow Blackbird. I would love to see your retro room when it's done!

aubreelarsen@gmail.com

Katalina Jewelry said...

These are some of the most creative and well done pumpkins I've ever seen!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What amazing pumpkin art! Thanks for sharing and your visit too!

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Who knew so many fabulous creations could be made from a gourd!

Prasetyo said...

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Chance @ Designed by Chance said...

Wow what a nice collection of pumpkins. some of them are really amazing. I really love the last one of the owl, makes my owl a pale comparison. Oh well. I'm off to see your post from last year. Loved the hand one too, hands are very hard to recreate realistically.

Aimee said...

Those are CRAZY FUN!!! I'm going to have to think outside the box more next year!!! I'm totally glad you stopped by and I love that you agreed with me on painting the mantel, too!!! We have good taste you and I don't we!!! I'm your newest follower and would love for you to follow me, too on your next visit!!!

Aimee @ ItsOverflowing.com

Loretta said...

Amazing work of art!Hope you had a nice night out. Love your blog...was searching and found you through google. Love your concept...and I am now your new follower! Hope you stop by and visit us...our giveaway ends tonight 11 PM EST. We would love having you follow us too! Hugs loretta

Oonafey said...

The meat cleaver one is my favorite, followed by the owl in close second... These are awesome! I don't think we have anything like that around here.

It doesn't snow in Philadelphia? I always thought Pennsylvania was one of those cold, snowy states.

Laura said...

Awesome event! Going to it is a great tradition- so glad you figured out the whole milkshake thing! Nothing makes a fun tradition better than a little something yummy! Funny how our traditions develop, isn't it?