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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Gobble Gobble...What You Are Thankful For?


Happy Thanksgiving from Me to You!
Dear friends, I hope you are enjoying a day filled with
Thankfulness.
I am so thankful to you my sweet friends!
Here's a fun last minute holiday craft idea for you and your guests to make, we make this every year at my house!
Tom The Thankful Turkey
To Make This Thankful Turkey you will Need
2 paper bags
sticks/skewers
construction paper
newspaper
ribbon
Fill large paper bag with newspaper to create the body.
Fill smaller paper bag with newspaper to create the head.
Tie together, attach with tape and or ribbon.
Cut or draw eyes, feet and beak out of construction paper and attach to Turkey's body.

For thankful feathers
Cut assorted colors of construction paper into feather shapes. Attach stick or skewer to back of paper with tape.
When guests arrive, have them write a word or two about what they are thankful for on each feather.  Then, stick the feather into the turkey body and voila! you have Tom the Thankful Turkey.
I am thankful for - family - health- friends - memories - and laughter, and Starbucks....they are OPEN today
 how about you? What are you thankful for?
Oh, and I am thankful for my centerpieces... they have arrived....
aren't they GORGEOUS?

I am so thankful for my florist....too!
Happy Thanksgiving, my dear friends.
I am off to cook my 2nd Turkey and it's only 7 a.m.....
xxoo
Heather

13 comments:

Marlene said...

Happy Thanksgiving Heather. I love your drawing and the "craft" that inspired it, wonderful idea. Yes your centerpieces are gorgeous.

Two turkeys, must be having a large gathering - enjoy.

Brian Miller said...

happy thanksgiving to you and yours...love teh turkey...and my list is long!

EVA said...

I am thankful, Heather for the opportunity to share in your amazingly charming creativity and to have you as a friend in art-blogland. Thanks so much for your visits and comments!!

I hope you and your family and friends have a fabulous Thanksgiving! It sounds like you go all out!!!

Christine said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Heather! Love your centrepieces. 2 Turkeys!

Nelly said...

Happy Thanksgiving Heather!

michele said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones! This crafty turkey is a great idea to acknowledge a bounty of blessings!
P.S.
I'm thankful for my family, who we'll be visiting later today...and I'm not cooking the turkey this year! Whee! :o)

Fair Rosamund said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Heather! :) Those centerpieces are stunning! ~Lauren

Tammie Lee said...

A lovely post with a wonderful fun way of sharing gratitude.

I wish you and yours a lovely day.

Jehanne said...

Hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving. Like the turkey. And the flowers are WOW, really beautiful.

Julia Christie said...

Happy Thanksgiving Heather, to you and to all your family. Gorgeous centerpieces!

Love this painting too!

Thanks for sharing so much fun and art and friendship with us.

Hugs and smiles

Sophia said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Heather. Wishing you the best for you and your fam.

Jennifer Bower said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Heather!

Nicola said...

Hi Heather, wow I've been such a bad blog friend and missed so many of your wonderful pieces, I've just been going back through your recent posts and catching up on what you've been doing. I LOVED your illustration Friday Burning, so funny and your recent christmas piece with the snow man family soooo cute! Life has just gotton in the way of alot of my creative things lately but I'm slowly catching up! Always love visiting your wonderful happy bright blog!!!