Monday, October 15, 2007


I broke down and "wasted" money on this pumpkin to carve for Halloween. I paid a whopping $10. I spent probably about 15 minutes finding the perfect one with a great curve to the stem and a pretty shape.... but, what I failed to do was look closely at the stem...... slightly around the edges there was a crack and the pumpkin became over ripe.... so I went ahead and carved this yesterday, knowing, it will never last until the big night.... I went and looked for that pumpkin preservative that was all the rage a couple years back... but could not find it in this town....So I used a little lemon juice??? I will let you know if it seems to work .... Being the home improver and using the tools that are handy... a jig saw blade became my carving tool.

3 comments:

Liz said...

I've heard that spraying the inside of the pumpkin with lysol will kill the germs that cause it to rot. Maybe that would help make it last.

Liz said...

I've heard that spraying the inside of the pumpkin with lysol will kill the germs that cause rot. maybe that will help.

lulabelle said...

good carving job! very cute!