Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I love the blog world (part 1)...

... because I'm always overflowing with ideas after reading what everyone else is up to! I can't even begin to try them all! I got the idea for this adorable turkey from Laura at My Montessori Journey. I finished making him last night, and I am so happy with the way he turned out - btw I am NOT much of a sewer, so he tested all my skills. :)

The best thing about this turkey is that his tail feathers are button-able... giving little hands a perfect task. Instead of buttons, I used chunky beads that would color coordinate with his felt feathers. After I sewed on the beads and his face (I made his eyes out of white sequins each with a black bead in the middle.), I blanket stitched his body together. I filled him with dried pinto beans, so he's a pretty solid weight. I absolutely love him, and I'm so glad Laura shared her idea!

The turkey is a funny bird,
His head goes wobble wobble.
He only knows 1 funny word,
Gobble, gobble, gobble!

(to the tune of "Pop Goes the Weasel")


  1. Very CUTE!!!! But not sharing it with the kids is not fare!!!! Give up your turkey and bring him in tomorrow! ;)

  2. adorable! I saw Laura's but have been to lazy (or busy?!) to make it myself.

  3. I love it!! The face is so cute with the wattle and little beak. And I love your idea of using the beads and color-coordinating them with the feathers. VERY CUTE!!!

  4. Oh wow!! If your not much of a sewer I wonder if I could do this, probably not :0)


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