... I TOTALLY freakin' forgot to share some of my favorite carved pumpkins!
I'll admit it, these are those fake hobby store pumpkins & the patterns are from those carving booklets that are aplenty around October.
BUT I DID carve them myself... does that count? I just couldn't bear having to take the many hours of carving a real pumpkin so intricately only to watch him rot away (although I REALLY do like how they look rotten!!).
The top one is a haunted house (hard to tell in this pic), spider next, and the bottom one was made with stencil shapes from Martha Stewart.
This one is really big and has three faces all "welded" together: a screaming ghoul, a skelly/reeper, & Dracula on the right. I had one of those blinking lights in the damn thing, so this was the best picture I could get... the three faces wrap over half-way around the pumpkin.
I just LOVE pumpkins... really I do.