Brightening Life with Creativity,
one day at a time...
I hope you and your loved ones had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Here at our house, we were busy, but blessed.
For Thanksgiving eve, I experimented on a new recipe: Stuffed Pumpkin
For Thanksgiving dinner, we had the traditional menu,
but I was especially pleased with how the pies turned out this year:
As far as projects go, my daughter finished making the ornaments that
we give to various people every year.
I'm so proud of her, because she made these all by herself this year!
These stars were made completely from scraps!
She sewed small strips of fabric down onto to scraps of batting and then traced around a star shape using a heat erasable pen. After layering the backing fabric, she Sewed on the traced line and caught the hanging ribbon in the seam. Lastly, she cut them out with pinking shears and ironed the lines away!
My daughter also wanted to make a small case for her phone/mp3 player. She had the idea all planned out, but I helped her
with the execution of the details. :)
The simple fold-over construction made it quick and easy. We inserted a piece of very stiff fusible interfacing between the two pieces of batik and she sewed through all the layers. Then, I showed her how to zig-zag around the edges.
For the closure and to hold the phone in place, she used some extra elastic hairbands and
then she hand sewed the button in place. Cute!
Were you able to squeeze in any time to create?
Take advantage of the leftovers in the fridge and try to today!
As I type this, the turkey is thawing, the kids are finishing up some school and my pantry is brimming over with ingredients for day-after-tomorrow's big meal.
I've never been one to keep excess amounts of stuff around the house and
I try my best not to waste anything.
But am I always grateful for what I have?
Am I always acknowledging where my blessings come from?
I'd like to think so, but in reality, I know that I don't.
I realize how many things I take for granted in my life.
Not to mention the people...the relationships.
I think it's easy to remember to be "thankful" right now, when there are food and coat drives happening on almost every corner, but I want to make an effort to remember it ALL the time.
Hoping you and yours have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Fiber artist, wife to a wonderful husband and mom to 2 awesome kids
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