Friday, October 26, 2012

Chrysanthemums and Pumpkins

 There is nothing that says fall more then Chrysanthemums and Pumpkins.
Does pumpkin carving count as a craft? We haven't carved in years, but this year we decided to get together with family and re-invent a family tradition. My pumpkin is above. I just took an oak leaf, traced it on paper, enlarged it in the copier and traced it on the pumpkin. I had grander ideas for this project, but it got late and started sounding to complicated.
This little owl Mandy carved. He was a template from a kit bought at the grocery store. Didn't she do a wonderful job? Since we didn't carve out the insides, do you think our pumpkins will last longer?

 This has been a fabulous mum year. In years past we have had trouble with our mums making it through the winter, but this year all of them can back beautifully!
 I didn't realize we had so many colors.
And our little Kerri, posing with our pumpkins!
Have a wonderful fall weekend Friends!


  1. I love your pumpkin idea! I love the owl. Great Post!

  2. Oh my gosh those look great! Now I wish I could carve some, I didn't realize you were doing COOL designs... I think the pumpkins will last longer without their insides exposed. Nice!

    1. Lol! I didn't realize it either!
      That is what I thought, they might last longer without taking the seeds out and as we really weren't planning on putting candles in them.