We're starting to make plans for Thanksgiving at our house. With all of the preparations and merry making craft projects that have already begun for Christmas, I don't want to skip over Thanksgiving. It's always been one of my favorite holidays - a time to gather with loved ones and reflect on all of the many blessings in our lives, a stillness of the heart and a measured breath of gratitude before the rush and bustle of December festivities.
Here is a wreath that I picked up at Michaels and embellished yesterday, inspired by the glittery work of my brilliant & talented blogging and Crafty Secrets friend, Julie.
The beads and leaves were already on it. I made the Happy Thanksgiving plaque in the middle and hung it with ribbon.
Stamps - Crafty Secrets - Thanksgiving set
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo; Stazon - Mustard
Patterned Paper - K&Company - Ancestor.com collection
Cardstock - Neenah Paper
Accessories - markers - Copic Sketch; ribbon - Michaels; copper glitter glue - Stickles; natural sponge - Darice; cardboard; copper eyelets - Making Memories
And here's a turkey shirt I made for Shannon last year, using wool felt and DMC floss on a long-sleeved, cotton tee. I'm so glad she is able to wear it again this year. (Ah, I can't believe how much younger she looks in this picture! It was only a year ago. Time certainly does fly!)
Giving thanks for you and your friendship today!
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