I haven't hollowed and carved my Halloween pumpkin yet,
that's something I prefer to do on the day itself.

I have been searching for inspiration online, though,
and thought I'd share a few of my favourites with you.

Hopefully, you'll feel inspired, too.





Funny Monsters

Lollipop Holder
(for the trick or treaters)

Plant Pots
(I love these)

 Wicked Witch


And if you don't have a pumpkin, then you can do an equally
amazing job with a butternut squash.




All images were discovered via Pinterest.
I'm sure you can find more inspiration over there.

Have you carved your pumpkin yet?


Happy Halloween from me...

and my Bat Cat.

If you'd like to purchase some wings for your own kitty, simply
visit the Melancholy and Menace Etsy Shop.


  1. Brilliant! All of them, though l do
    like the 'Mummy' one, bit special that
    one...! :).
    AND..AND..I mentioned it last year, don't
    go throwing the contents..(seeds)..away.
    Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
    Toss seeds in a bowl with the melted butter and salt.
    Spread the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet
    and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown;
    stir occasionally....
    They are a powerhouse of food value...!!!

    Oh! The Bat~Cat has found it's way into my pussy~cat

    Two monsters went to a Halloween party. Suddenly one said to the other, "A lady just rolled her eyes at me. What should I do?" The other monster replied, "Be a gentleman and roll them back to her."

    What do you call a monster who poisons corn flakes?
    A cereal killer.

    What did the bird say on Halloween?
    Trick or Tweet!

    "Knock! Knock!
    Who's there..???
    Yvonne who..???
    Yvonne to be alone...!!! :).

    HeHe! Happy Halloween..Every..'Body'....!!! :0)
    ooooooooooooooooooooooO! Boo!

    1. Oh, i never throw the pumpkin seeds. I have lots for planting next year.

      ha ha! "Yvonne to be alone" :)

      Happy Halloween, Willie!

  2. I just love that lollipop holder, what a brilliant idea! I also like the witch and the vampire – some people are just so creative.
    As for the vampire cat – what can I say? Adorable!
    Happy Halloween my lovely friend. xx
    PS Did you see the cat carved into a pumpkin on Strictly last nigh? It was brilliant.
    PPS Loved Willie's comment! xx

    1. She does make a wonderful Vampire, I must say :)

      Happy Halloween, dear Barbara ♥

      I didn't see the strictly pumpkin, but will definitely look it up. xx

  3. Yvonne, I feel bad! I guess since you changed your name, your blog has not came up on my list? I stopped following you and started to follow you again. I hope this works! I am going to try to catch up on some of your posts I have missed!
    I love all these pumpkins!!! The Witch and Lollipop stole my heart! LOL! I actually do love them all though! Give bat-cat big hugs from me!

    1. Oh, it's fine. it's my own fault for not letting everyone know, befire making the change. Bat-cat purred when I passed on your hugs ♥

  4. Beautiful Yvonne ... especially the Bat Cat. I LoVe the plant holder ones & the witch is pretty awesome too. Happy Halloween all the way from New Zealand x x

    1. Oh yes, I love the plant holder too.

      Happy Halloween, dear Julie xx

  5. They are all beautiful and amazing, especially Bat Cat! :)

  6. I do my carving on the day itself, too. I love your inspiring finds--especially the butternut squash pretties. Also, the pumpkin in the in the first picture. The stitches look very inspiring...

    Happiest Halloween, my dear Yvonne! ♥

    1. I too love the butternut squash pretties :)

      Happy Halloween to you, dear Magaly ♥

  7. In my day (said like the old granny I am) we (or rather, our parents) carved turnips. xxx

    1. Awesome! I bet that was a difficult but rewarding task. xx

  8. Bay Kitty is perfect! The witch is clever! I'm so sad when it's over though! ��������

  9. Awwww, your Bat Cat is ADORABLE. Love the Inspiration of the Pumpkins and Squash Art, each year we so Enjoy seeing everyone's Creativity in Celebrating the Season, it is indeed my absolute Favorite time of the year. A Blessed All Souls Day from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian


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