Wednesday, October 27, 2010

meet pumpkin turtle

Every year, Ryan's office hosts a pumpkin decorating contest...

My entry for Halloween of 2007
Painted Pumpkin

I remember staying up until the wee hours of the morning
coating the pumpkin with clear nail polish so that the paint wouldn't scratch off.
(I didn't have clear paint/coat/spray.)
Oh, the fumes!

My entry for Halloween of 2008
Pumpkin Robot with Pet Dog (witch)

I think after this year, Ryan forbid the usage of glitter.
It gets everywhere and he is the one who needs to actually lug it
on a packed train during rush hour to work.
Needless to say, as you continue on to pictures of my entry this year,
I may have disregarded/forgotten about that rule.

I didn't enter the contest last year...
tho I can't remember why.

My entry for Halloween of this year - 2010
Pumpkin Turtle riding the waves...

Meet pumpkin turtle. There is even more glitter this year, sorry hun! :) I made the head of the turtle by making a ball out of aluminum foil, covering it with a layer of clay and baking it in the oven to harden. While this is not the idea I started with (originally, I wanted to make a bewildered looking pumpkin pig with a pet alien who was eating bacon but I don't think anyone found the idea entertaining - plus, there was no way I would be able to make all that in half a day...) I'm quite proud of how it turned out, especially considering time constraints.

P.S. - I don't know why I can't ever remember that glitter is impossible to get rid of? It's like I see the sparkles, become entranced and forget!

What do you have planned for this Halloween?


  1. Hahaha I LOVE THIS!!! You are so creative! :)

  2. Janie, I LOVE it! It's adorable and if I were judging, you'd totally win. You're so talented.

  3. your pumpkins have been getting better & better. i love the turtle one!

  4. adorable! the pumpkins get better every year! :D

  5. whoa janie!! i can't believe you made all of these!! you are one craft chica~!!! love them!! good luck!!

  6. So super adorably cute!! Love the turtle but I think I love the little robot and dog the best. Great job lady!