Friday, November 14, 2008

Meet Tom




In preparation for Thanksgiving in two more weeks I decided to add even more fun to our table and make a turkey. Yup, he's stuffed, but not with a yummy traditional stuffing but rather with cotton. The kids are in love with him and he is now an official member of our family. I started designing him early this afternoon and here is is completed just 5 hours later. I really just used my imagination with him..no pattern..only ingenuity.

Made all from stuff I had laying around he didn't cost a dime. He stands approxemently 2' tall and is weighted with rice so he sits up nice and straight. His wings and feathers are all completely quilted and he has a cute little red ric-rac wattle. Tom is all dressed for the holiday and wearing spiffy little spats ( my version of those paper thingys that some people put on their turkey legs to dress them up) and a green velvet bow tie.

He will now forever be a part of our family's Thanksgiving traditions. I just know the kids will talk about him in the years to come and he will be treasured.

2 comments:

Mary said...

You never cease to amaze me. Tom is so darned cool! And I love your holiday decorations, too.

Dawn said...

Thanks Mary!!! He is kinda cute...isn't he!? Now the kids want me to make Tom a wife....hmmm, looks like "Hen-riette" is next on my sewing list.

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