I know it’s only December, but I’m already making plans for this coming October. I bought some wooden 3D puzzles with Christmas money. I bought a Chinese Phoenix and a combined phoenix dragon puzzle. The combined puzzle in particular should make for a nice pumpkin carving. I paid way too much money for my puzzles at a booth in the mall. The following website has these puzzles for a much better price: http://www.ecclecstacy.com/puzzeled2.html.
In related news, I was searching Google pictures for “Chinese Phoenix pumpkin” One of the top three results was my Chinese dragon carving, and it wasn’t from my web page. The link to the site is http://www.anytimecostumes.com/chatter/2007/10/7-pumpkin-design-ideas/.