A Carving Experiment……

The bridal shower is over and we are now pushing forward to be ready for the “Big Event” the wedding!  There are quite a few things on my to-do-list.   All the flowers, bouquets, boutonnieres, pumpkins, gourds, and backdrop for ceremony.  Oh, plus the wedding cake, cookies, and buckeye balls for the reception.  No sweat, lol.  Piece of cake, so to speak.  It’s all in the timing.

How many of you are wondering what pumpkins have to do with the set up?  I grow a different varietal every year for the grandkids.  This year we are growing several varieties for the wedding decorations.  I found a “Cinderella” varietal, a no brainer.  Come on! wedding – cinderella, perfect match right?  Oh, and little spooks for the tables, plus a volunteer plant came up from last year so we have been encouraging it to grow and flourish.

The “Cinderella” pumpkins are the wider more flat style, just like the name implies.  I was trying to think of something to make them even more special and stand out.  Even a pumpkin wants to be noticed and complimented.  The evening of the shower, Kacie chose the 2 she liked the most out of the dozen or so on the vines.  With trepidation and an al in hand, I scarred more than carved, their name into those beauties.

shamuspumpkin

kaciepumpkin

All the information I gathered required me to get this job done 4-6 weeks before I needed them.  The end game is that the names will then scar over and become pronounced.  We would like to have them as part of the decor on either side of the ceremony backdrop.  Cross your fingers, I have never done this before.  We figured nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Now to wait, wait, and wait some more!  Cyn

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About designbycyn

Sonoma County, California ceramic enthusiasts Cyn and Steven Gradek have worked in the clay medium since 1996. They had a retail store where they held classes and provided the essentials for fellow ceramic enthusiasts. The business evolved into producing for other retail outlets and artist. Which quickly grew and they closed the retail storefront and concentrated on the wholesale business. With their 3 children raised and on their own, they had time to pursue their own creativity. Cyn learned how to embroider from her Grandma Cirner at a young age. After that she found sewing, cross stitching, crocheting, well you get the jist, LOL. She hasn't met a craft that she hasn't liked. Blogging was suggested by her youngest daughter, Colleen. At first it was a battle to get her to try it, but eventually Cyn started to enjoy the exercise. The blog on Cyn's website designbycyn.com was limiting, so Colleen got her started with Wordpress. Hope you enjoy her Adventures with Creativity!
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