At first, we tried to figure out how to make a round, plump pumpkin into a man with a tall hat, long face and features that were neither round or plump. Thankfully, sitting right inside our front door was huge gourd that was tall and gave Miss M plenty of room to work with to create a masterpiece. She drew up a plan on paper and we went shopping for supplies. I'll admit I was a little concerned about how this would all come together. Nana to the rescue. She used M's design, our supplies, a little fabric, a little felt, and the two of them came up with something that not only looked just the book illustrations, but made the gourd look like a real person!
Our first concern was getting Mr Yellow Hat to the school and then onto the Restaurant "Cheeseburger in Paradise" where it would be judged by the patrons. Sitting in the front seat of my car, all buckled in, I was nervous that I might stop too suddenly and quickly volunteered to drive the gourd onto it's final destination. I was thrilled when Miss M's teacher volunteered to sit with the gourd in her lap while her husband drove to Cheeseburger!