albalark (albalark) wrote,

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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!
Tags: ceilidhs, samhain, snape
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