I really love Halloween crafts and I finished my first one this year – Bartleby the Pumpkin! The pattern was in the recent issue of Create and Decorate and I couldn’t resist his grinchy grin. The pattern had more of a party hat on him (made out of paper), so I opted to make a witch’s hat instead with a spider and spiderweb.
Of course, his name makes me think of that Herman Mellville story you read in school – Bartleby the Scrivener. Remember that one? It was about poor old Bartleby and all he ever said when asked a question was “I would prefer not to.” He drives his boss crazy, but instead of firing ol’ Bartleby the boss moves to a different building and leaves Bartleby behind! Such a strange story, and one I remember very vividly.
UPDATE: Just finished this one as well. This one is larger (if you can’t tell from the picture – it is probably twice as big). Not sure where they both will go yet….
5 thoughts on “Bartleby the Pumpkin”
Love it !!! This will be a keeper for many Halloweens to come.
Heather, PORCH SALE!!!!!!!! Love them!!!!
Heather they are fantastic – love them – spooky!!
Thanks everyone! Glad you like them. I will plan to make a few for the porch sale :).
I love this guy and the story too.