Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Scottie Pumpkins

Happy Halloween!

You know you are onto something when you hear about your own creation from someone completely across the country from you.

Two nights ago, I was talking with Gary Moore from Cincinnati Scotty Friends and he started to mention the Scottie Pumpkins he had carved and taken to the Michigan Scots gathering.

I, of course, had heard about the Scottie Pumpkins from my Mom (Karen Campbell), who had heard about it from a customer that had gone to the Michigan Scots gathering. Word travels fast among Scottie Collectors.

Anyway, Gary was getting ready for another road trip (3 weeks) and I convinced him to send me photos of the Scottie Pumpkins to post on my blog . . . so without further ado . . .

Gary mentioned on the phone that when Peggy (his wife) walked into the Michigan Scot gathering with the large Scottie pumpkin cut-out pinned to her top - they all went gaga "like it was Bakelite jewelry."

The hollow foam pumpkins were purchased at Michael's and my mom says that some Michael's will do the carvings for you - if you bring in the design. Gary did his own carvings and said it was very easy - draw the pattern on and then use an Exacto knife to cut it out.

Here's what Gary wrote about the process:

I took the cutouts and put clips on the back and they double as a pin for the girls. For whatever reason the one I took to Michigan Scots was a big hit in the auction for rescue. It took me all of about 10 minutes to do this; so with that said just about anybody can do this - Doesn't take a lot of talent. (so much for my Rock Star status). Wal-Mart has the little flicker lights in packs of 3 for $2.99.

Run, don't walk, to Michael's to get your pumpkins.

Thanks, Gary.

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