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The Snape-o-lantern (and other stuffs)



 First,  the ceilidh was fabulous.  The singing, dancing and storytelling around the bonfire was lovely - only 25 people at this ceilidh, so everyone was heard from in way way or another.  And the cake?  I never *saw* a dessert disappear as if it had been apparated before.  One second it was there, the next it was gone . . . there were hardly even any crumbs left on the plate!  I was virtuous and didn't take a piece, figuring I'd just make another for meeeeeeee.   Wasn't I going back on the wagon after I made that first cake?  Oh, well!   ::hugs Nutella jar, and then therealsnape , and then the Nutella jar again::

Before we left for the ceilidh, Miss M and I carved our pumpkins.  I decided that I really *did* want to immortalize our dear Severus on a gourd, but not being terribly artistic, decided I'd go on teh interwebs (where you can find anything, I am firmly convinced), and sure enough, I was able to buy a Snape pumpkin pattern from Zombie Pumpkins:


My pumpkin was tall and narrow and a little unstable (appropriate, that ::g::), so I narrowed the shape of his hair, gave him a little more definition, did away with the flippy thing on the left and attempted to hook his nose a little more, though there wasn't much room to do much.
Here's how it turned out:



And here he is all lit up:




I had to thin the wall of the pumpkin pretty severely in order to carve such small pieces, and so i had a couple of spots which broke, but overall, I think he came out pretty good.  ::g::

 And, of course, Miss M with her Kitty-kin:



She was very pleased at how it turned out (done from start to finish herself), and even more pleased to come home after trick or treat with a ton of candy.  Sugar rush, anyone?

I hope you all had a wonderful and safe Halloween!

Comments

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kellychambliss
Nov. 2nd, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)
And you say you can't take pictures! These are great. Love the Snape-o-lantern (glad you got rid of the "flippy thing") -- you're right; it's the same pattern as bluestocking79s. Computer-generated, I had assumed.

Miss M is adorable, and I want her socks!
albalark
Nov. 2nd, 2010 03:18 am (UTC)
Actually, Mr. L took those, so the praise is being directed at the wrong individual. ::g::

I want her socks!
Here's the adult version: http://www.sockdreams.com/products/brand/dream-stockings/m-stripes
Don't be surprised, after you look around this website, if you suddenly feel the urge to spend lavish amounts of money on socks (maybe JKR was on to something after all)!
therealsnape
Nov. 2nd, 2010 07:35 am (UTC)
Wow! How incredibly clever to carve a pumpkin like that! It looks great, as do the pictures.
And hugs back. Such a joy to know other addicts!
albalark
Nov. 2nd, 2010 02:26 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid my Nutella sobriety may be a thing of the past . . . sigh . . . oh well, back to baking! XD
lash_larue
Nov. 2nd, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
Marvelous Snape-o-lantern!

And Miss M is absolutely beautiful, Aretha is honored by the cover.
L
albalark
Nov. 5th, 2010 10:29 am (UTC)
Thanks! And we love Aretha. We spend waaay too much time in the car, and she makes great music for the road. :-)
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albalark
Nov. 5th, 2010 10:35 am (UTC)
Thanks! She is a peach. ::g:: The stockings, I can help with, but the clothes enlargement spell, not so much. :-) Check the link I put in my reply to Kelly's post - every time I go there I want to whip out my wallet and buy half the socks on the site! I own far too many as it is. >.<

I bet we could figure out a Minerva-kin by next year . . . ::inner ebil genius starts grinning::
dickgloucester
Nov. 2nd, 2010 11:19 pm (UTC)
Your pumpkin is amazing!

And your daughter's pretty good, too...
albalark
Nov. 5th, 2010 10:36 am (UTC)
Thanks! ::g::

I loved the pics of your Halloween! Both #1 and #2 were so cute!
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