* An owl, painstakingly made by DD (Hedwig, to be precise)
* A cat, which actually looks more like a bear, painstakingly carved by me
* A window pumpkin, featured in the October issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine, also carved by me. Just download and print an image, cut a hole in the pumpkin, and pin the image behind the hole. Instructions are here: http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=channel4810081
In all the pumpkins I've carved over the years, I've never seen one with as thick a rind as the window pumpkin I carved yesterday. The rind filled almost the entire pumpkin, leaving only a small, fist-sized cavity with a few seeds in the center. You can see this in some of the photos.
Trick or treat was last evening in our area. The wind was fierce and cold, and it forced many kids to end the evening early. I was on door duty passing out treats. Best joke of the evening, perfect for scrapbookers: