On Monday evening, the ladies of the Ladies Crafting Spectacular carved us up some pumpkins! We had such a great time! I had posted about our get together in conjunction with promoting Paperless Post which I used for the invitations (read about that here). I have been looking forward to this for quite some time! This is an amazing, crafting, funny group of girls and I was ready to carve me a punkin’! We decided to include our men for this particular event–we needed someone to get all the pumpkin guts out. Or that was our thought process. Turns out the girls did most of the work and guys socialized. Strange.
We, sadly, were missing a few LCS (yes, it now has an acronym) ladies, but we still had ourselves a grand ole time! Some of my pictures aren’t the best and they are all grainy because it was dark outside, but I’m still pleased with how we captured our good times!
HUGE thanks to Rachel who thought to bring pumpkin carving knives. They were WAY better than my kitchen knives we were trying to use. Embarrassing fact about me, our knives haven’t been sharpened since we got married. 3 years with 1 set of knives makes for VERY VERY dull knives. I’m pretty sure someone might have lost a finger or a leg or something without Mrs. Rachel’s fancy knives that saved the day!
Surprise surprise, I carved an Alabama ‘A’. I did have a pattern that William traced onto the pumpkin for me. I didn’t freehand it so don’t go getting all impressed on me.
Elsa of Always with Honor took the pumpkin guts, picked out a ton of seeds and made some amazing roasted pumpkin seeds for us. She used maple syrup on one and the other had some great spices on it…I am forgetting right now what she used but they were great! I have, strangely enough, never eaten pumpkin seeds before but they were quite tasty!
The best thing about the whole evening, besides the company of course, was the weather. I cannot remember the last time I carved a pumpkin when it was COLD and felt like fall outside! Actually I do, it was freezing in Mississippi one year when Mr. Fancy Pants and I carved pumpkins at MSU, but other than that…I can’t remember another time! We discovered a new need for our backyard…a FIRE PIT!
From the top left down/top right down you have:
- Tyler & Elsa’s lighthouse
- Rachel & Eric’s initials
- Natalie’s amazing faced pumpkin…that to me looks like he’s wearing an eye patch but I’m not quite sure if he actually is
- Shannon’s (with the help of her hubby) cyclops
- Lizy’s BOO pumpkin (with the help of Travis)
- My Alabama ‘A’ pumpkin
- And the winner, winner chicken dinner…best pumpkin I’ve ever seen… DEXTER! Abby carved this so carefully and it turned out AMAZING! If there was a prize, which there wasn’t, she would have won!
I’ll leave you with this picture. Mainly because Rachel and Shannon’s faces are hilarious. And I am awkwardly about to fall into/on top of my rosemary bush. That staircase is NOT very wide! Regardless, great time was had by all! I love fall! I love pumpkin carving! And I LOVE the Ladies Crafting Spectacular! Can’t wait for next month!!!!