Hello everyone! Happy Wednesday to all of you. It has been crazy rainy here, pretty much blustering for the last 24 hours straight. Woke up to the power being out, and we’ve continued to have surges throughout the day, with more rain yet to come. Luckily we’ve all been able to hole up in the house, since today has been a holiday for Veteran’s Day. Love being all warm and cozy inside when it’s pouring out.
Nik and I have been working away on a few craft projects. We just finished making a 12 foot long pipe-cleaner chain to decorate one of my mini Christmas trees this year. Saw one at a holiday open house I attended last weekend, and knew immediately it would be a fun project for me and her to do together. It is so nostalgic and bright, and besides getting poked by a few wires, was an easy and quick project to make.
We also started work on our pumpkin turkey last night. I got an extra pumpkin last weekend as part of our farm outing, and since it’s past Halloween, we decided to turn it into a Thanksgiving decoration. I let Nik decide what she would like to use for materials and how to put it all together, and I have to say that it has turned out just as cute as can be. She’s got some really fun ideas.
We used two sizes of fun foam circles for the eyes, and turned the pumpkin on its side so that the stem acts as its beak. Nik made feet and a wattle out of pipe cleaners, which we then hot glued in place.
We decided to make the turkey’s tail out of real feathers. Nik wanted to stack 3 colors of feathers on top of each other, so we broke out the white glue and got a bit of an assembly line going. Then we needed to let the feathers dry overnight.
This morning, we hot glued the feathers in place, and now Mr. Turkey is complete. And oh, how he makes me laugh to look at him. He reminds me of Animal from the Muppet Show. Do you remember Animal?
And now for a bit of a scrappy share, I have another Christmas card to share, made using the adorable holiday die-cuts from K&Co along with some Cosmo Cricket and Making Memories papers.
I also used some Martha Stewart baker’s twine, some red tulle, and aqua organdy ribbon. The die cut tag under the stocking was printed on a Making Memories package, and all I needed to do was cut it out. Stitched on a strip of Melissa Frances lace trim and added a few pearls to the stocking cuff.
And don’t forget that the Webster’s Pages 12 Days of Christmas Crop starts tomorrow at inspireME. Check out the site for all the details. Design Team member Lucy Edson is up first with her holiday shadow box project. You all are going to love it!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great evening!