On September 7th, 2007 my skull for the day was a carved acorn squash: 96. Squash(ed) Skull
A few days later I posted a picture of it as it had aged:
Here's what happened after that:
As the squash continued to age it was getting softer and starting to grow mold so I decided to put it in the oven on the lowest setting and help it dry out. Everything went well for a few days of this, until someone who was unaware of the drying process decided to preheat the oven for some baking and burnt the little fellow to a crisp. Happily it was discovered before it was entirely destroyed, but the result was a little more toasty than originally planned...
It's now about 2 x 2 x 1.5in (5 x 5 x 4cm).