Archive for October, 2009

Thomas Monson Pumpkin

Here is the Thomas Monson pumpkin that was featured live on KJZZ 14 News at 9 AM on Oct 22nd, 2009 with Ron Bird and Debbie Worthen.


Posted on 30 October '09 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.

Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are was one of my favorite children’s books. I identified with Max’s creative imagination. The fun creatures portrayed in the book made perfect ideas for my 1996 pumpkin carving display.

Although I haven’t had the chance to go see it yet, I’m excited to take the kids to the movie.

Celebrate the movie with my Wild Things patterns here:

Posted on 21 October '09 by , under Uncategorized. 1 Comment.

Pumpkin Pie?

Here’s the Pumpkin Carvers version of Pumpkin Pie:

PumpkinPiRecipe for Pumpkin Carver’s Pumpkin Pie:

1 Vine Ripened Pumpkin


  • Cut hole large enough to reach entire inside of pumpkin, and remove seeds and all other contents.
  • Carve pumpkin using pi pumpkin pattern.
  • Insert candle and serve.

(or, of course, you could use some other cool free pumpkin pattern from my site)

Posted on 19 October '09 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.

Do you have a pumpkin pattern of… ?

Looking for a particular pumpkin pattern that you don’t see on my site? Is your child a fan of Spiderman or just loves Scooby Doo? Perhaps you want a pattern of your favorite character in the latest Hollywood blockbuster.

Say you have the perfect idea for an amazing pumpkin carving for the Halloween party this weekend. If only you could get a hold of that special pattern…

Here are some options for you:

You can design the pattern yourself. From my links page I link to several sites that give detailed instructions for creating patterns (look under section titled “How to create pumpkin patterns”):

You could have a skilled pattern creator like me design it for you for a fee:

What if you’re short on cash, talent, ambition or time, and the above two options just won’t work for you? You could Google it and see what comes up. Personally I like to use the following two resources.
and / or

These two pumpkin carving sites have a forum with a section on “Pattern Requests”. Chances are the pattern you’re looking for already exists.  By making your request on one of these forums you’re almost guaranteed to get a response.

Happy Carving!

Posted on 17 October '09 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.

Favorite TV pumpkins?

Do you have a favorite TV commercial?

Stupid question, I know. Most people try to avoid commercials.

However, some advertising can be entertaining. Some advertising sticks with us over time and some actually plays a role in shaping culture.

Remember Wendy’s “Where’s the Beef?” campaign? How about the Budweiser Frogs?

This year’s selection of pumpkin patterns are on TV commercials. Pick your favorite and carve it up into a pumpkin.

How “Un-Halloween” is that?

Posted on 14 October '09 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.