We had a great Thanksgiving day. My sister and niece came over the night before so we could get up early together and cook, cook, cook with just us girls. We had a lot of fun, and finished one planned project as well as one spontaneous project.
I found instructions for this adorable pineapple turkey centerpiece at Crafty Chic and knew I had to make it. It's super simple and requires only a few pieces of felt, some cutting and sewing. My niece helped cut out the pieces and she wanted to help sew him up on the machine too, so we gave it a whirl. Her foot is in a cast right now, so I put the gas pedal up on the counter with the machine and she ran it with her hands while I made sure the fabric mostly moved in the direction we wanted. He's not perfect, but he's full of happy memories already!
For being only 6 years old, she did a fabulous job and wanted to start another sewing project right away! Who am I to argue with that? So she decided we needed a welcome sign, and we cut out a turkey with lots of feathers from the remaining felt. I grabbed a hunk of cotton and we sewed him on his wall hanging together too. She had a great time and was so proud of it! I think I'll add a border, a binding and a label for sure and tuck him away for next year.