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Halloween can’t be over. I still have pumpkins left over.

The pumpkin dust may be settling now that Halloween is over, but I don’t feel ready to give it up yet 🙁

Do you have left over pumpkins? What do you do with them?

I’ve also had years where I ran out of pumpkins and still wanted to carve more even after Halloween. But I couldn’t find any at the stores. Have you ever had that problem, or am I the only strange addicted pumpkin carver out here?

Do you struggle with after Halloween pumpkin carving withdrawals? What are your thoughts?

Posted on 5 November '09 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.

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.