Aussie Girl Carves A Pumpkin


Welcome to my super random Halloween post!

I have always wanted to carve a pumpkin. It’s been a bucket list goal for me but I have never had a chance to actually do it. Usually, I end up working Halloween or something else comes up. Halloween is really not that big a deal in Australia. There are definitely people who celebrate it and try to go trick or treating but it’s not as big a holiday here as it is in America.

I am working this Halloween, but  I had a whole weekend off work and so I decided to go and pick up a pumpkin, because why not?


Here I am looking super ready to carve up this pumpkin! So I found my lil buddy at Coles and he cost me about ten dollars! I had no clue what I was doing but it felt super weird to cut into the head of the pumpkin. This was definitely the least fun part. I did not at all enjoy scooping out pumpkin brains, it was gross and sticky and smelt like pumpkin. I nearly threw in the towel here.


This is where the fun began! I can see why people enjoy carving pumpkins. Once I carved out the eyes I started getting really excited. My fingers were at risk of getting cut off, I definitely wasn’t using the right kind of knife for this. The mouth was SO HARD to carve. It hurt my brain to try and think of the pattern and how I needed to cut it out, but in the end, I’m glad I did this style of mouth, it makes him look funny. My favourite bit is the nose! It looks so funny and weirdly cute… I don’t know I just liked that it was a realistic skull nose and then matched with the cartoonish mouth and eyes, it just looked great!


And this is my lil pal all done and lit up! He looked super spooky and cool, I was very impressed with my pumpkin carving skills, maybe if the writing doesn’t work out I’ll be a full-time pumpkin carver! I also incorporated a little TWOBR (The Witches of Belle River) moment because pumpkin carving is 100% something my characters would be doing today!

I’m super happy with how this turned out and SO happy to be crossing ‘carve a pumpkin’ off my bucket list! Next Halloween activity I want to do is celebrate Halloween in America!

Hope you enjoyed this super random post and a happy Halloween to everyone!


  1. Wendy Glovwr
    October 31, 2017 / 6:08 am

    Well done, a very stylish job Amy

  2. June 12, 2018 / 8:41 am

    I just finished reading one of your recent blog posts and spied this at the bottom of the screen. I had to see it. You did a great job!
    We had some visitors over from America a few years ago and he carved this hugely intricate cat into a pumpkin. He said it wasn’t hard, it was just 3 steps. 1: cut the top off, 2: scoop out the insides and 3: carve the cat. Umm no. Because I’m pretty sure “carve the cat” is step 3-97.

    • Amy L
      June 13, 2018 / 5:24 am

      Thanks so much for your comment! I’ve ALWAYS wanted to carve a pumpkin but I honestly don’t think I’ll be doing it again any time soon. It was hard! That guy sounds like a seasoned pumpkin carver if he’s doing such cool designs! Carving a smile was hard enough!!

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