Time for Pumpkin Carving!…. Let’s do it Book Themed!
Every year I get excited about scooping and carving a pumpkin and every year I forget and relearn how much I hate scooping. Why has no one started a business yet in pre scooped pumpkins? With the added option of with or without the pumpkin meat? Luckily, I have a big sister….and she thought pumpkin carving with her little sister sounded fun. Sorry, Big Sis!
So What Were My Choices of Carvings?
If you’ve read my last post, you’ll know I’ve recently finished a novel by Bella Ellis, The Vanished Bride. Due to the murder and atmosphere in the book, I carved a Bronte inspired pumpkin. Here it is! As much as I dreamt of recreating the novels’ beautiful cover image, it turns out I’m not up to the task. Therefore, Charlotte, Emily and Anne get their silhouettes instead, so still similar to the cover image…at a tangent. And because my husband said who’s that supposed to be? They got the word Bronte carved under them. But I don’t care, I like my Bronte pumpkin.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman has always been a Halloween-ie feeling book for me so how could I not carve it in a pumpkin? Disclaimer – Coraline and the cat lasted one day. The next morning the weight of them caused both figures to descend into the pumpkin. What makes it worse? The Beldam’s fingers began twisting, giving the image a far better look than I could have created, and no Coraline or the cat to be seen.
Lastly, the book cover for The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. What a magical book this was! And chosen for the love of the book and because the figures and the circus tent are silhouettes, which I learned from Bronte Pumpkin are easier. Hence the lesson of the tale is: a simple silhouette can look amazing and we should all carve more book covers.
And, What Happened to All the Pumpkin Meat?
My Big Sis had pumpkin recipes! For starters, we made Pumpkin and Smoked Maple Bacon Soup
and for dessert…of course Pumpkin Pie!