Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thanksgiving Turkey Decorations


I have a large collection of turkeys in my house and I have been making a lot of turkeys this week. I have crocheted turkeys for potholders, coasters, fridgies, bibs, and appliques. I use the same basic pattern and just tweak it a little. The pattern came from Bev's Country Cottage (http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/turkey.html). I've sewn turkey baby bibs. I have made a couple of stuffed turkeys. I really like turkeys.


I think the stuffed turkeys are adorable. You can see a picture of the one I have sitting on my mantle in the upper right corner of this post. They are so simple and so inexpensive to make. You can make one in a couple of hours from felt, buttons, floss, and stuffing. You can download the pattern and instructions for free at (http://www.sewing.org/html/grand_gobbler.html). I have several for sale in my store and one is decorating my fireplace mantle.


Crochet Pattern Central.com has a lot of cute Thanksgiving patterns to crochet.
This month's Family Fun magazine has a lot of Thanksgiving crafts for kids or adults to make. They have some really cute things like Pilgrim napkin rings with your picture for the face, turkey luminarias, a turkey pinata, and all kinds of turkeys to craft. There are directions and patterns on line at (http://familyfun.go.com/thanksgiving/thanksgiving-craft-decorations/). Most kids like to contribute to family celebrations and this is a good way to do so.
Check out my Thanksgiving Crafts for sale at ( http://familyfun.go.com/thanksgiving/thanksgiving-craft-decorations/) for some cute and inexpensive decorations!

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