Monday, October 28, 2013

Running, Pumpkins, & Witches...Oh, My!

Last week was a very busy week.  In addition to a busy work schedule, I also found time for a run, pumpkin carving, crafting, and t-shirt painting.

Pumpkin Carving
Husband and I are Adventure Time fans, so we decided to do a Finn pumpkin this year.  Cartoon Network has free pumpkin stencil pdf's of Finn, Jake, and LSP.  The stencil was fairly easy to use, and I think the pumpkin looks pretty good.  We taped the pattern to the pumpkin, punched holes into it, and then connected the dots.  The arms were difficult, but the other parts were easier to carve. 

Run and T-shirt Painting
My husband and I finally participated in a 5K.  I've been wanting to do one for years, but have just been too nervous to ever actually sign up.  We trained some for it, and we ready on race day.  Both of us ran the entire 5K, and we were pretty have with the results.  Our scores put us in about the top quarter, and I was very happy with how I placed in my division.  The proceeds for the run also mostly go to charity, so we were helping out the community while running.  :)

This run was a little different from most other runs in that it was at night by the beach.  Because it was at night, participants were encouraged to wear glow sticks and other glow materials.  We had a blast, and we're actually already planning our next run.

In preparation for the run, I bought a cheap workout shirt from Wal-Mart and some glow in the dark paint.  The paint I found was called Glow-Away, and it actually comes off with soap and water.  It glowed in our house with the lights off, but it didn't hold the glow very well.  By the time I got to the run, it was not glowing anymore. least I got a new workout shirt out of the deal.  I think this paint would work a lot better on walls and other materials.

Witch Amigurumi

I finished this witch tonight.  The free pattern for this cute witch can be found on Ravelry, and it's by Renske de Busschere.  For a more in-depth look at the pattern, check out my Halloween Amigurumi Roundup from last week. 


  1. Thanks for linking to What'd You Do This Weekend. Cute ideas.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,

  2. Looks like you've been busy! That run at night sounds like fun! Did people have glow sticks? I think those might hold up a bit better for a 5K :)

  3. How fun to run and glow in the dark. Cute little witches! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  4. Congratulations on your 5k run. Coming from the Friday Flash Blog Hop.

  5. Fun and congrats on your 5k! Thanks for linking up to Check Me Out Saturday.

  6. Wow! You were busy! Congrats on the 5k--I'm trying to convince myself to do that one day!!!
    Thanks for linking up to Twirl & Take a Bow--hope to see you again this week!

    ~ Brooke ~