We got a tiny, beautiful pumpkin in our Abel and Cole box this week – perfect size for a batch of pumpkin ginger muffins, which I’ll be making tomorrow. In the meantime, though, here is my 2009 pumpkin carving effort. I had just visited the V&A’s Maharajas exhibition so I had ideas for an Indian filigree design (see last year’s post where I did a V&A-inspired lion rampant guardant), but I think it ended up looking more like a scalloped lacy doily, sort of Cinderella-pumpkin-style. I’m pretty happy with it, though. This year I used a linocutter instead of my jewellery equipment and it was less messy and easier to cut.