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Yolada Diaz' wateremoon carvins celebrating the new year in 2017

Happy New Year!

Here are some fun ideas for making fruit carvings to celebrate a Happy New Year. Some of these are from past years but all the ideas can be used for any year’s New Year celebration. Simple New Year’s Idea Sometimes it takes us a while to get around to posting photos that student /customers send […]

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Rhino carved from a giant pumpkin by Z=Andy Gertler and Sue Beatrice. Isn't it fantastic!

Best Pumpkin Sculptures of the season

Here are a handful of the best pumpkin sculptures that I saw during this Halloween season. These talented pumpkin sculptors and their creations are amazing! Many were created from giant pumpkins. Masterful 3 Dimensional Pumpkin Sculptures Chef Frankenbunny in all his glory 🙂 Sue Beatrice designed this wonderful character on a placemat at our local diner. […]

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64 Carved Pumpkins for Halloween

Each year the city of Encinitas and the Self Realization Fellowship puts on a fun community event that features lots and lots of carved pumpkins. In this post you’ll see 64 photos that may give you great ideas for making your own carved pumpkins. The spectacular array of pumpkins throughout the old downtown area of […]

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Carved Rosh Hashana watermelon by Chaya Pinski

Rosh Hashanah and other Special Occasions

Rosh Hashanah begins at Sundown this Sunday, Oct 2nd and continues through the evening of Tuedsay, Oct 4th. With that in mind, it seems appropriate to share one of my student’s photos of watermelon carvings for Rosh Hashanah. She also sent in watermelon carving photos from a couple of other special occasions. What is the meaning […]

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minion watermelon by Cindy Rozich

Minion Fruit Tray for Labor Day

Would your grandkids love to see a yellow watermelon made into a Minion cartoon character? One of my past students made an adorable Minion fruit tray that her grandsons enjoyed seeing. It was part of what she made for her labor day holiday get together. In addition, Cindy carved up a pretty watermelon bowl to […]

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Fruit arrangement for Mother's Day by Carl Franklin

Mother’s Day fruit arrangements

You can surprise and delight the mothers in your life with these eye catching Mother’s Day fruit arrangements. Here are a handful of photos of beautiful displays and trays. I hope these give you some great ideas that you can use for Mother’s Day. Or, you can adapt these ideas for any special occasion. You can learn how […]

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napkin folding on Country Living

Napkin Folding for All Occasions

One of my creations was just published on Country Living Magazine’s website in an article about napkin folding for all occasions. The article shows 16 great ways to fold napkins. These ideas will add a festive touch to your table setting. When you go to the article, you’ll get napkin folding instructions for snowflakes, Christmas trees, roses, tuxedos, […]

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Cheshire Cat carved from diakon radish

Alice in Wonderland Theme for Tim Tebow “Night To Shine” Prom

One of my customers, Deborah Cheeseman created a beautiful and creative Alice in Wonderland theme carving display for her local “Night to Shine ” Event at her Church. What is A Night to Shine? “A Night to Shine” is the name of a wonderful prom event for people with special needs. The Tim Tebow Foundation […]

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