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Past Pumpkins…

So, my husband is great, and I mean fantastic, at creating pumpkin designs and carving them. So I decided this year to dedicate a post to his awesomeness (well, at least from when I have digital images!).

In 2004 Tom made two hard pumpkins, because Mickey and Minnie just have to be together… He generally finds some clipart online, then digitally manipulates into a kind of “negative” in Photoshop. From there he creates his masterpiece. I, on the other hand, prefer to go a simple as possible. I think it’s kind of me to make him look really good in comparison.

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In 2005, Tom stuck with the Disney theme, this time carving his all-time favorite Disney character: Goofy! Emily is heading in her Daddy’s footsteps, carving her first pumpkin completely on her own: Hello Kitty! And I pretty much always use some premade template, so mine are rarely original (and are never difficult).

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We are huge Disney fans, so he stuck with his Disney theme in 2006 and created Cinderella’s castle:

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In 2007, we began a tradition of coming up with an idea as a family that reflects some important event in our year, or something related to Emily’s Halloween costume. So that year, she was Raggedy Ann (I may not be able to carve a pumpkin, but I can make a fairly decent Halloween costume!):

And so I took a photo of her Raggedy Ann doll for him to make into his pattern. And then he also made a Cinderella, because Emily was Cinderella in a play that summer, and I couldn’t do it justice! Em made a horse drawing into a pumpkin.

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2008, more Disney (the castle was Emily’s):

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In 2009 he went back to his favorite Disney character, Goofy (Emily made the cat):

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2010 was my favorite of his ever, I think—he copied our favorite part of her Halloween costume—the witch’s hat I made:

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And in 2011, we had a “new addition” to our family, Rory, so he used my photo to create her. And Emily began her own tradition of drawing her pumpkins! She made a little devil tail on it, to match her devil costume. My pumpkin that year? I made a fatal error, and it ended up being so awful it wasn’t even worth photos.

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I can’t wait to see what they come up with for this year; I’ll post that one by the end of the week!

  • Cary - November 3, 2012 - 4:37 am

    These are incredible! What a creative and talented family 🙂 Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel