Roly-Poly Turkey Craft

20 11 2009

Thanksgiving is not complete without a rafter of turkeys. Here’s our little craft made with recycled materials from around the house.

The body is an empty spool of ribbon covered with construction paper. The back feathers are coffee filters that were for a smaller coffee maker that we no longer have. The wings, beak, and heart are cut from felt scraps while the pipe cleaner legs have been kicking around my craft box forever. Of course, I always have googly eyes in my stash! A bit of glue to hold everything together and a string to hang him up, and he’s finished. If you bend the legs forward, he will even sit on the table because of the width of the spool.

After helping me, Bean made her own, all by herself. Not sure where the wings went, but she managed to draw his beak on!





Happy Thanksgiving

30 11 2008

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

This year I certainly have a lot to be thankful for.  I have a wonderful and handsome husband, we have two beautiful boys.  My husband has a good job and is good at his job, which allows me to stay home to care for them.  We live in such a beautiful part of the country, in a nice home with a creek in the backyard and a view of the mountains in the winter.  We have our health, and friends, family, neighbors.  It’s always nice to have a day that “forces” you to think about what you are blessed with.  What are your blessings?

turkey babyAfter last year, Thanksgiving will never be the same for me.  I will always associate it with the birth of my second son (born 3:15AM on Thanksgiving morning).  And I’ll always call him my little turkey, not only because he was born that day, but because at 10lb 5oz he was bigger than our Thanksgiving turkey!

We grew up eating traditional Thanksgiving fare: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce and rolls.  And don’t forget the gravy.  Or the pumpkin pie!  Extra whipped cream on mine!  Note for future years: add corn on the cob, ham and shrimp cocktail!

This year I’m going with pretty much the same.  However, because my husband is very picky about stuffing, I am leaving out the apples, raisins, mushrooms and walnuts.  I also found a really good looking recipe from the Crockpot Lady for pumpkin cheesecake in the crockpot.  Her picture looks so yummy and the recipe sounds pretty easy so I thought I’d try it. 

I hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends.