Monday, October 16, 2006

Bedazzle Blank & Boring O'Lantern!

First there was Seamus. Shortly thereafter Seamus' sister, Leah, made her way onto the Monster Crochet Cucurbitae Runway with a splash of um, err, seeds. And who could forget The Brothers Gourd?

In keeping with the short-lived tradition of creating and recruiting new Squash-rades for the VLA's Holiday Meal Recovery Unit during the fall and winter months, I have two new Cucurbitae to present...







Yep, meet Blank & Boring O'Lantern!

I know, I KNOW, these two are real duds, eh?

So VLA fans, the staff here at LabLinoleum needs your help. Yes, again. And yes, I am aware that these Veggies are super high maintenance. Anyway, these O'Lanterns are definitely lacking a little sumthin, sumthin, betraying their backgrounds as crafty cable teevee supa stars! Uh-huh, both have starring roles in an upcoming episode of Uncommon Threads...

Anyway, here's the challenge:

Tell me, how to improve these diamonds in the rough, these orange beings waiting for their close-ups, these pivotal People of the Seed!

How does one play a staring role in the Pumpkin Nip/Tuck experience you inquire?

Via email, send me a drawing, bio, poem, play, obit, diagram, character sketch, whatever medium your comfortable working in, that gives me an inkling as to who these two (or just one if you prefer) Squashies really are! Dream big! I will choose the idea(s) that provoke me to pick up my hook and perform Pumpkin magic. Winning looks will be unveiled right around All Hallows Eve! Idea originator will receive full credit and of course membership in the Monster Crochet Hall of Fame (guess I better get going on that idea too).

But that's not all!

Should you choose to participate in Project Squash Rehab, I will email you a copy of the not-yet-released O'Lantern Crochet Pattern (pdf format) so that you can make your own People of the Seed! All entrants will receive a copy of the pattern regardless of whether I use your idea or not!

Get cracking folks! Ideas/concepts should be emailed to me by no later than Sunday, October 22!

Make sure you write "O'Lantern Contest" in the header of your email.

Have Fun!

14 comments:

lisa s said...

i actually like them on the plain side... but what i'd love to see? a pumpkin w/ a black hissing cat silhouette - cliche - yes - but still cool in knitwear m'thinks!

Elisa said...

A grandpa & grandma pumpkin! All wrinkly, with missing teeth, big veiny round nose with hair sticking out, scraggly, sparse (head)hair - the kind that reminds you of the 'haunted' house you had to walk by when you were a little kid on your way to school. That all the big kids told stories about, trying to scare the c**p out of you. So you'd run when you got close to the house and almost wet your pants the one time the wrinkly, old, scary people (60's maybe?) were outside and you had to go by. Everybody should have a house like in their past!

Allena said...

love them! i like the eyes.. you're sooo creative! i've gotta get some orange yarn and make myself some pumpkins!

Jerry & Maxy said...

oh what fun. Let me think...

kay said...

Such fun! Can't wait to see the winning entries! I submitted my humble idea, too :)

Kiki

Vik said...

How fun! I wish I could participate, but we don´t celebrate Halloween here and I´m not used to it... no ideas :(

briana said...

I will submit an idea - but only if you promise NOT to send me a copy of the pattern.

miss kendra said...

briana is funny.

i like lisa s's idea pretty well.

gracia said...

Love the Halloween frenzy you are in the midst of... it's not something we really do much for here, so I'm loving all things orange and pumpkiny.
take care, grache

~drew emborsky~ said...

Fantastic!! I love it!

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仓皇失措的想着你
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你的味道
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娘子写
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我的果汁分你一半
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兄弟
可惜我是处女座
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从开始到现在
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独唱情歌
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恋着多喜欢
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musingwoman said...

Oh. My. Gourd. This has got to be one of the most creative contests I've ever seen!

We posted about it on competizione. :-)

Domestic Goddess said...

You know, I actually like them a bit on the cuter side. I don't like all the creepy scary Halloween stuff, so I can't really be of much help.
I would vote to leave them as is.

Kimberly said...

Oh the ideas...wish I would have seen this post sooner, but alas, budget and presentation h e l l at my cube farm has kept me sucked into spreadsheets and powerpoint presentations.