Monday, November 7, 2011

The start of Thanksgiving!

The start of the Thanksgiving holiday. I am SO excited for it..not only because it really has been overlooked..(Really, how long can you sell Christmas for?!), but because I just love thinking and reflecting on all the blessings and amazing things I have been blessed with in my life.

I don't know if you were around last year for Thanksgiving, but I thought I would share 2 projects from the archives to start us off this holiday.

First we have Tom the Turkey. This is a sweet, fun and interactive way to get your kids involved in remembering their blessings as well. The directions from start to finish can be found HERE!  We have ours out and started and the kids are excited to get his full fan of "thankful" feathers on him.

Plus, isn't he just the cutest?!

Next, there is a free printable to use as a cupcake topper, turn it into a ribbon, add it to a card..there are endless possibilities!  You can find that post and download HERE.

and lastly,

You can find me over at Craft Snob today for a Handmade Ornament Parade..

so you can get your tree ornaments all done before the season even begins! There have been some really sweet ornaments so far...a little teaser for my tutorial:

Yep, my little treat bucket critters are back all dressed up for Christmas.

AND they will be all dressed up for Thanksgiving right back here tomorrow!

Why are YOU excited for Thanksgiving?


Allie said...

I definitely hadn't seen Tom the Turkey yet. How fun would it be if I made one for my kindergarten classroom?! So cute. Thanks for sharing!!

Ashley M said...

Can't wait to see your Thanksgiving treat buckets tomorrow! My tree NEEDS some. :)

Becki M said...

I'm working on making me a Tom the Turkey, and for the life of me, i can't find the instructions for piece E. It should be for the wing. Did you stuff it at all? Sew the two pieces together, or fold in half and sew? Did you attach it under the turkey neck or just next to it? Any guidance would be wonderful as I am a new to this sewing thing. I'm sure I could figure it out but not without a lot of trial and error, and then I wouldn't be quite so "thankful" for Mr. Tom. =D Thanks so much, My kids are SUPER excited to start filling in his feathers... I'm so thankful for people like you who are willing to share their talents for non talented people like me! Thanks a TON! My kids really appriciate it!

kiki comin said...

Hi Becki,

The wings are not stuffed at all, just fold them in half and sew around the edge. I handstitched them on just next to the neck.

thanks.happy thanksgiving. kiki