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 by Starparty ¦  Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:25 pm ¦  Forum: Costume Advice & Photos ¦  Topic: This may get me killed... ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 3298

He's my fuzzy little tempurrrra platter! :roll:

So far I've seen some of the funniest costumes at Target! Last year he was a giant stuffed blue fish.

Starparty's 2011 Patch!

 by Starparty ¦  Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:11 pm ¦  Forum: Growing & Picking Pumpkins ¦  Topic: Starparty's 2011 Patch! ¦  Replies: 14 ¦  Views: 8573

I love my local hookup! He hid about half of these in his truck knowing I'd buy them. 14 from Lucas at the farm market today and 5 from Kroger yesterday. I am heading up to Ami...

 by Starparty ¦  Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:21 pm ¦  Forum: Party Advice & Photos ¦  Topic: Ghostface's Halloween Party 2011 ¦  Replies: 24 ¦  Views: 15345

I found these today and thought they might work well for you party if you made them in yellow, white and orange like candy corn! ... -recipe/2/

 by Starparty ¦  Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:51 pm ¦  Forum: General Spooky Discussion ¦  Topic: Original Pumpkin Masters Book ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 3511

You are welcome! I love flipping through it. The patterns are so different than I am used to doing nowadays. They sold the saws flat and you assembled them before you carved!

I'll scan in the rest of the instruction pages later this evening!

Original Pumpkin Masters Book

 by Starparty ¦  Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:21 pm ¦  Forum: General Spooky Discussion ¦  Topic: Original Pumpkin Masters Book ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 3511

I hauled out the pattern archive this past Sunday and came across my copy of the original book the Bardeens put out in 1986. This is the book that really started my love of carving. I scanned in the first few...

 by Starparty ¦  Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:43 pm ¦  Forum: ZP Site Discussion ¦  Topic: The Return of The Blog ¦  Replies: 16 ¦  Views: 7130

In other blogging news, I posted a new entry. A welcome to October, and an urge to start your celebrating NOW. Better early than never (as inspired by a topic in this very forum): I have actually printed that blog post out and hung it up at work. I've been getting some flack for being "too early" w...

 by Starparty ¦  Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:16 pm ¦  Forum: Carving Photos & Stories ¦  Topic: Starparty's 2011 Carves ¦  Replies: 37 ¦  Views: 17092

You Could get a Piece of Rebar (at homedepot) Hammer it in the Ground, and Put one of the birds on that, So it looks like it's In the Sling Shot. Great idea! I was trying to figure out how to have it supported since the wire on the slingshot isn't very strong, but REBAR IS PERFECT! Thank you! I lov...

 by Starparty ¦  Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:02 pm ¦  Forum: Decorating & Prop Building ¦  Topic: GREAT website for ideas and tutorials! ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 3043

I *ADORE* Instructables! On Saturday I bought all the supplies to make this guy: ... /?ALLSTEPS

I am going to hang him out the 2nd floor window :lol:

 by Starparty ¦  Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:53 pm ¦  Forum: Foam Pumpkin Carving Help ¦  Topic: lighting frustration! ¦  Replies: 10 ¦  Views: 6339

I've actually gone non-Halloween lights after having similar issues. I have these lights from Harbor Freight that seem to work well. They are a brilliant white with a slight blue cast. With fresh batteries they last about 4...

 by Starparty ¦  Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:48 pm ¦  Forum: Foam Pumpkin Carving Help ¦  Topic: The Versa Tool is not for me. ¦  Replies: 28 ¦  Views: 17372

Actually, the last foam pumpkin I carved with the Versa tool, I realized I did almost all of it by holding the tool in a fist grip, with the blade pointed down (think - ice pick stabbing pose). While it doesn't seem like you'd get the most accurate control that way, it gave me a more stable grip an...

 by Starparty ¦  Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:36 pm ¦  Forum: Carving Photos & Stories ¦  Topic: Starparty's 2011 Carves ¦  Replies: 37 ¦  Views: 17092



Any suggestions or ideas?? I can't make the obstacle course too much larger since it rolled down the hill the first time I set it up :shock:

 by Starparty ¦  Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:22 pm ¦  Forum: Carving Photos & Stories ¦  Topic: Hottie's 2011 Carves *UPDATED 10/31 Carves 20-24~Complete!* ¦  Replies: 153 ¦  Views: 45700

Niiiiice! I love the piles in the FIT! It is a pumpkinpaloza!

This may get me killed...

 by Starparty ¦  Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:55 pm ¦  Forum: Costume Advice & Photos ¦  Topic: This may get me killed... ¦  Replies: 6 ¦  Views: 3298

but it was SO worth it. He actually wasn't that unhappy, but the look on his face was too funny not to share. He is currently fast asleep next to me on the sofa with his head tucked under the bun. Although if you hear abou...

 by Starparty ¦  Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:22 pm ¦  Forum: Carving Photos & Stories ¦  Topic: Starparty's 2011 Carves ¦  Replies: 37 ¦  Views: 17092

Thank you! This is a little blurry (I started to fall down the hill) but the colors are working out GREAT! My camera didn't pick it up very well, but the pigs are green, not blue! I took the colored cellopha...

 by Starparty ¦  Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:51 am ¦  Forum: Foam Pumpkin Carving Help ¦  Topic: Versa Tool Question ¦  Replies: 5 ¦  Views: 3589

I've just started using a versa this month, but I found that this helps me: Just barely trace the edges with the tip of the blade (don't worry about the depth of the foam) to make an outline and make the finished lines in the orange rind. After the whole section has been cut, trace it again with the...