Friday, October 24, 2014

Happy Jack

Now that I have that song running through my head, I want to tell you about the first Jack I carved.  He came from the pumpkin festival from a bin of lovely little white pumpkins.
I needed a small one to fit on my wonky pumpkin stand from Michaels.  Anything to large, and that cheesy stand just topples over.  I think I got it just right this year.
Since it's a white pumpkin, the obvious choice was Mr. Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas.  A short internet search yielded a free pattern and last night I got to work. I use a toothpick to mark the pattern and a little saw from an old pumpkin master kit to carve. Since he is small, this Jack can live in the fridge until Halloween while doing double duty at the party on Saturday.  He gets to make two Halloween appearances this year.



  1. That's awesome. I wish I had your talent.

    1. I am sure you could manage this Michael - the little saw makes it very easy.

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    1. Thanks Halloween spirit - heard from a Canadian friend of mine who lived in Nova Scotia for awhile named Kim. Know anyone who moved away about 6 years ago by that name.