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.