Saturday, November 13, 2010

Jive Turkey

A turkey placemat (idea from here). Emily cut out almost everything and I sewed it. She made her own pattern for the feet! I used a large dinner plate as a template for the turkey body. I wanted it large enough to use as a place mat like the pottery barn kids ones. I used wool felt for all of it.

It's a little hard to look at all the wobbly cutting and not want to correct it (I actually did some. Some pieces were so jaggedy your eye was drawn to it). I used contrasting thread because 1. it made it so much easier and 2. it looks like something a kid would do.
I did use really awful wool blend felt from for the backing on the turkey body. It was hard to due becasue I want the whole thing to look good even when turned over but I have to get rid of it sooo I used it. I wont show it. It's ugly.

Every time I look at this ship from pottery barn kids I think of Jessica. It looks like something she'd see there and then go home and make it  but better.

On the way home from the bus stop yesterday I had Emily stop and take off her jacket...
So I could get a picture of this outfit!! Isn't she the most cutest??? I scored a huge deal on LOTS of Gap Kids uniform stuff from the nicest ebayer ever. This jumper is my favorite. I like Ava's facial expression in the one above. It was SO windy and cold.


corinnea said...

Holy cow woman you are killing me with your projects!! I want to go make everything you've made and I can't there is home crap to be done. Turkey place mats....sigh.... I love that you had Emily help. They're perfect.

That ship is very cool.... hmmm....

Oh those girls just keep getting cuter and bigger. Makes my heart hurt.

Kelly's Korner said...

Those placemats are very clever! I'm glad you didn't correct her cutting too much. Are the buttons functional? The girls are so cute!

insanely crafty said...

I LOVE the place mats- esp the fact that Emily helped!
Ohhh the boat looks like fun! I had thought about making a boat for micahs room to go into a project I still haven't finished yet... I will have to think about that!
Who knew uniforms could be so cute! Of course it probably has everything to do with the model!

Betty Crocker Ass said...

Great place mats!
Oh and the boots...totally rad!

Tina @ Squirrel Acorns said...

I absolutely love how you made the turkey extra large size to be a placemat!!! I wish I had time to do that before Thanksgiving.

(Awesome boots.)

jules said...

I LOVE the jive turkey placemats - and Emily looks so cute in her uniform :)

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