Sunday, November 25, 2012

One Little Turkey

This Thanksgiving we had much to be thankful for including this little turkey:
And in case you're wondering, yes, I put my child in a roaster with a hat that looks like a turkey on his head.  Cruel?  Nah... It makes for a delightful picture!  Don't you agree?

Want a turkey hat of your own? hat

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Day!

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hand {and Foot!} Made Turkey

Little baby hands and feet are just too cute for words!  Since this was Winston's first Thanksgiving, I got a creative|crafty hair and decided to make cards for the family.  I knew I had made turkeys out of my hands when I was little and thought it would be a good thing to do with Winston's small hands.  So together with Benjamin and our magical Silhouette, Winston "made" his first craft!

What you'll need:
colored construction paper
googly eyes
glue
scissors
red puff paint
orange puff paint
5 x 7 note cards
envelopes

To start, we traced Winston's hand and a socked foot onto a blank sheet of paper.  Benjamin then scanned them into the computer and imported them into the Silhouette software.  We then let the Silhouette do all of the cutting of the little feet and fingers.  This was much easier than me cutting them out by hand with scissors!
Then I took the body and added two googly eyes so that our little turkey could see!  A beak was created by cutting a small triangle from orange paper and glued under the eyes.  Then with the red puff paint, I drew the gobbler.
To make Turkey Lurkey pop, I put a bright piece of construction paper beneath the hands on the blank card.  Using four different colored hands, I glued them to the green paper creating the feathers.  Then I glued the body on top of the hands and voila! a little turkey is formed!
There was something missing as I looked at the little guy and after staring at it for a few minutes it hit me... LEGS!  With the orange puff paint, I gave Turkey Lurkey some legs and wrote a greeting above his head.
The inside of the card read this:
This little turkey made with Winston's hands and feet
wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving full of love and lots to eat!
And because this was made on a 5x7, it also fit nicely into a frame for a great keepsake to put out year after year!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Where We've Been...

The delay in any sort of posting or updates has been due to spending time with this cute face:
Don't worry, we'll be back soon with stories of how we have been doing and more photos of our sweet Winston.
Hope that you all are doing well and enjoying fall keeping in mind all of the amazing blessings to be thankful for!
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