Pumpkins from the Past!

It’s October (my favourite month) and almost Halloween (one of my favourite days) so that means it’s almost time for pumpkin carving (one of my favourite activities)!

I grew several pumpkins this year but I also ended up buying a couple since only one or two of my own grew big enough to carve.  At the moment I’m planning on carving at least three pumpkins… two from ready-made patterns and one other (to be revealed once it’s carved).  For the time being, I thought I’d share some of my jack-o’-lanterns from the last couple of years.  Either on or just before Halloween, I’ll post pictures of this year’s pumpkins.

Now, I’m not even close to being an artist, but a couple of years ago I got it into my head that I HAD TO carve Stargate pumpkins.  Since I couldn’t find any patterns on the Internet, I learned how to make my own from photographs.  They don’t always turn out perfectly, but I still have fun with them.



Colonel Sheppard (with a partial Stargate) and the Wraith Queen were my first attempts.  These were done for Halloween 2010.






Last year I did a carving of my favourite hockey player, Kevin Bieksa (kind of messy but at least my sister’s students liked it!)







Also in 2011, I did some more Stargate pumpkins.  Here are two of them… Dr. McKay and Colonel Sheppard.





Like I said, I’m no artist but I have a lot of fun with pumpkin carving and that’s what counts, right?

Does anyone else have a love for pumpkin carving?



  1. October 15, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    October is my favorite time of year too!
    Love the pumpkins ❤ very very cool!

  2. Texanne said,

    October 15, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Wow. Those are some very special pumpkins. Not sure whether to call them jack-o-lanterns. But you know what? They’re lit from within, so jack-0-lanterns they are. Nice work.

  3. SarahB said,

    October 15, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Wow! That’s amazing! Pumpkin carving is one of my most favorite things to do also! I always use the pre-made patterns though. Yours are fantastic!!!

    • Sarah L Fox said,

      October 16, 2012 at 2:56 pm

      A fellow pumpkin carving enthusiast! Yay! Thanks, Sarey! 🙂

  4. Nicole L. Bates said,

    October 20, 2012 at 8:47 am

    These are amazing Sarah! I am so impressed with anyone who is capable of carving really cool pumpkins (and these are really cool). Mine always end up looking the same. Maybe my son will be more creative. 🙂 Happy Fall!

    • Sarah L Fox said,

      October 20, 2012 at 10:50 am

      Thanks, Nicole! Pre-made patterns are great if you want to try something different from the standard jack-o-lantern face. 🙂

  5. November 4, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Those are amazing! Carving is too close to sculpture for me, something I’m not very good at. But perhaps I need to revisit this art form. I have characters who would look great on a lit pumpkin. Heheheh…

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