Saturday, October 3

Pumpkins, Templates and Photos




Well, those are the pumpkins of my kids that I carved last year, I suppose all that you need now is to see the pictures that I used to create the templates and if I can find them, the templates themselves. That however, could be quite difficult as they're on my computer which isn't working at the moment ergh! The pictures will be easy to find and add here, I have them saved to disk, it's just the templates that are a problem. If I'm lucky I may just find them in an e-mail that I had sent off to Kat shortly after carving the pumpkins originally! Keep your fingers crossed Ladies and Germs, the game is now afoot! ;)

Well unfortunately I can't find the templates, like I said, I know where they are on my computer, but that doesn't do me any good here. BUT I do have the actual pictures that I used, without further adu, I present the original school photos of my kidlets!

Now I suppose, all you need to do is look from the  carved pumpkin and back to the pic and decide for yourselves  what kind of a job I did. I must admit,  pumpkin carving is one of my favorite obsessions...lol.

37 comments:

  1. Those are AMAZING! You should advertise your services and make some serious moola from this INCREDIBLE talent!!!!

    AWESOME!

    xo, Mango

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  2. OMG you are a pro! I tried to make a nose-like hole last year and almost destroyed the whole thing :D You really did a great job on those 3 pumpkins, I must say I admire your work. :)

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  3. These put my carved pumpkins to shame. I just use a knife to hack some rough eyes and fangs in vaguely the right place on the 'face'. And when I say pumpkins, I mean turnips.

    Turnips are cheaper.

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  4. That is AMAZING!!! TRULY!!!!!

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  5. That is so cool that you did that! My kids would laugh like crazy if I did something like this because MINE wouldn't turn out.

    I found ya through Mango!

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  6. Skye! You are so talented. They do stories on people like you who carve intricate pumpkins. You should do it in the season and make a little extra money. Awesome. Sorry I have not been around, things happened and I had to go out of town. I did not want you to think I have ignored you.

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  7. Holy crap, I'm impressed with your artistic skills. The pumpkins--or the carvings on them, I should say--bear a strong resemblance to your kiddos. Nice work!

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  8. Mango, thank you so much! Actually, Silver and I have been thinking about making and selling clay carved pumpkins. It's just a matter of making a mold of some nice pumpkins and then getting the clay powder to make some slip and of course finding a place with a big enough kiln to fire them all. We figured that if we start doing this, with enough sales we could actually even start doing custom carvings, all reusable from one year to the next! Hey, if it works well enough, I may just be able to go into a real business for myself and quite the restaurant trade :D lol, now that's wishful thinking!

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  9. Thank you Poppy, the secret is to not carve a pumpkin all the way through. If you hollow your pumpkin from the botton and use a battery operated or electric light for it, there is no need for carving holes to let in air for a candle. Just a little trick of the trade that I've learned over the last few years!

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  10. Very Top Five, welcome to my blog :) I can't say that I've ever carved pumpkins like that, but I can say that on more than one occassion I've made my face look like that :D It's fun dressing up like a scarecrow for Halloween and scaring the ever-living-daylights out of the kids that come around!

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  11. Thank you Otin, that means a lot to me! :)

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  12. Welcome here Blue Violet, new faces are always welcome :)

    Carving pumpkins like this really isn't all that hard. I started out with the carving kits and have since found some web sites that teach you how to make your own templates out of pictures. There are other sites out there that also teach how to do carvings in different layers. It's all time consuming, but really not that hard.

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  13. Etta I never once thought you were ignoring me! I haven't exactly been around much myself lately. Thank you for the compliments, and like I said to Mango, there are plans in the works to make some permanent pumpkins that Silv and I were planning on selling. It's just all a matter of time and finances. BUT like Silv says, you can't make money if you don't spend money.

    By the way, my e-mail addy is in that other post you commented on, if you go there, could you send me your home addy so I can send you a sample? I still need to send some to Reffie as well, I'll probably be doing that on Friday if I can get your addy by then!

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  14. Thank you MikeWJ! I must admit, pumpkin carvings are both a passion and obsession. I spend several months out of the year just planning what I'm going to do for my pumpkin theme for the next Halloween, then it's months of working on new templates. I haven't had much time this year to work on them and to make matters worse the work I have done has been hidden in my computer that died, so now I have to work from scratch with less than a month to go. What can I say, I'll have to find patterns on the net for me to carve up this year!

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  15. By the way MikeWJ, welcome to my blogging home :)

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  16. Holy crap! That's amazing. Am I late to the party, or is this a new thing? I feel so passe.

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  17. can you carve a pumpkin that looks like a meatloaf sandwich? im really hungry for a meatloaf sandwich this morning. with ketchup.

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  18. If I ever need a carved pumpkin, I'll ask you, okay? For advice at least. You really are a professional!

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  19. Stopping by from Mango's blog, she's right, you are VERY talented !

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  20. Nanny, somehow I doubt you'd ever be late to a party :)

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  21. Nooter, I doubt that would be a problem, but what good would that do you? I could carve one up, take a picture and post it here, but you wouldn't be able to eat it...lol.

    Welcome to my bloggy home by the way!

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  22. Thank you Minka! I'll help anyway that I can. If you look up at my reply to Poppy, there is already some advise there that you may find helpful :)

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  23. Drahdrah, thank you very much :) Welcome to the funny half of my blogging home :)

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  24. Thanks for the advice, Skye :) I'll try again this year and send you the photo to evaluate my work :))

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  25. You're welcome Poppy, I'm sure you'll do a wonderful job :)

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  26. Those are really nice and your kiddos are adorable! I hope you get your computer fixed soon. We miss you!

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  27. hey skye, thought i would try here to say hello!
    left a comment in the other blog, checked in there and nadda, so I do hope all is well.

    oh and sudoku. everyday, everydamday!

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  28. Thank you Reffie, I miss you guys too! I also hope that I'll get something usable soon, this borrowing time really sucks :(

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  29. Hi Penny, thanks for stopping by! I'm sort of around when I have the time and when the library has an hour available for a computer as well. It's not the best way to go with things, but it's my only option till I can either fix my puter or get a new one!

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  30. Gorgeous pumpkins, gorgeous kids! Great job, there Skye (on both!).

    Good luck with the computer fixins'. I am ready to toss mine in the bay. Wanna join me?

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  31. Thanks Deb, yes do I ever! At the rate I'm going, I'll never be able to afford to fix my over-sized paper-wieght! It's a pain in the butt going out to the library, so what I'm doing now is getting up half an hour early and if Silv's not awake, I use his puter. That's not exactly the best answer either, but at least it gives me a little time to go and visit other blogs.

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  32. I thought the last pumpkin was Hillary Clinton before I saw the pic of your daughter. L to the O to the L.

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  33. I was glad to see your comment! It is hard for me to check on people sometimes, I follow so many blogs that when someone does not post, It sometimes gets past me.

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  34. Hi Laszola Brown and welcome to my blogging home! You know, until I read your comment, I never thought that there was a resemblance there. Now I see it, I have to laugh as well :)

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  35. No worries Otin, I have a very hard time keeping up with peoples blogs as well. Not only am I busy with work, but I've got 5 pumpkins to carve, and with each of them taking a couple of hours to do, well, computer time is on the back burner...lol. As soon as I'm done all of them I'll get Silv to take pictues and I'll be writing a new post then. Happy Halloween!

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  36. Them there's some awesome pumpkins, Skye! Way cool!

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  37. Thanks Cat Lady, just wait till you see this years carvings! Granted, this time I just took some already established templates and didn't create any of my own, but hey, they still turned out fairly well (if I do say so myself) :)

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