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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

It is almost here!

I thought I would show you some of the last minute projects we have been doing for Thanksgiving!
We had a dinner on Monday night with some of my family who will be going to the other side of their families.  We decided to have a pasta night and then we made these darling pumpkins. They are easy peasy to make!
If you want to make one you will need to find some fabric and cut out any size circle that you want, the bigger the circle the bigger the pumpkin.  Then sew a gathering stitch around the edge, if you don't want to sew with the machine you can do a running stitch with a needle and thread. Then gather the fabric all around the edge and before making it tight, fill it with dried beans.  I did find that I needed to finish it with a needle and thread to make it tight.  Then go and find a pumpkin stem from all of those pumpkins you have lying around.  Pop off the stem and I decided to spray paint mine copper.  I then cut out some felt leaves and had some wire wrapped raffia to make the curly ques.

They were fast to make!

I will have to make some more of these next year because I can now see all kinds of possibilities.





For the special pasta dinner I made these cute little turkeys that I had see on KSL studio 5. They are made from those little stretchy gloves! These are super fast as well. Just put the one glove inside of the other and stuff the thumbs inside of each other, (this makes the head).  Then stuff the rest inside to make the body.  Fold the cuffs up inside so there is a flat place to make them stand upright.  Add a little cone beak from felt and I used a sequin and a bead for the eyes.  The gobbler is made from a strip of pinking sheared red felt.


Then tie a piece of ribbon around the fingers to make the feathers!
The stripes turned out cute!


Very Easy Peasy!
I then had found some 60 inch white fabric that I made a table cloth with. I wanted to start the tradition of writing on the cloth each year and everyone will sign it and say what they are thankful for! I can't wait until the cloth is totally full!






I think I will like this tradition!
On last Tuesday we had a fun activity with the Youth in our area and we had them all bring a treat to share. We then made up special plates with all kinds of treats and distributed them with this card on the top and some copies of the card to share with others.  The youth loved it and had fun ringing the doorbell and running so the recipient  would not see who it was that brought the yummy treat!  If you want to do this just click on the picture and save the picture to a place on your computer and then make your own copies.


Hope you all have a very fun Thanksgiving and a very thankful holiday!

5 comments:

Mel said...

Funny, I think I could have guessed all of them by what they were thankful for without them signing their names. :) Very cute turkey and pumpkin ideas. From the pictures though it looks like the pumpkins could use more beans. But that could just be the pictures. Good idea, and definitely easy peasy!

Melissa said...

The pumpkins are the best. Using a real pumpkin stem is brilliant.

bookaddict4real said...

Wow you really know how to work that fabric!Thanks for linking up with me@scrapaddict4sure

Zibeline Knits said...

Happy Holidays to you!

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Yarn love to you!

Zibeline Knits said...

Happy Holidays to you!

I would like to let you know that my Zibeline Knits' shop at Etsy.com is having a Sock Yarn Sale on all hand dyed sock yarn through Christmas. If you shop today, you can also use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY15 to save an additional 15% off of your total order.

Yarn love to you!

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