Showing posts with label Turkey Cookies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Turkey Cookies. Show all posts

Monday, September 22, 2014

Turkey and Feathers for a Fun Thanksgiving Platter

Today we're going to jump ahead to Thanksgiving for just a moment. My grandson was born a few days before Thanksgiving last year and so I was too busy with other priorities to make a full set of Thanksgiving cookies for our family's celebrations. Instead I made a quick and easy cookie platter that I'm going to share with you today. Then I didn't have a chance to post the cookies and cookie cutters, but a family member posted a picture and a friend saw it and asked for the set, so I named it after her. So here is Kathleen the Thanksgiving Turkey and Feathers. The original idea of a turkey and feathers cookie platter was created by the amazing and creative Sugarbelle's.

Cookie Cutters Available HERE
Download Tutorial Cards HERE
Free Printable Cookie Tags HERE
 I started by making a fun turkey cookie cutter without the feathers, available HERE
 I outlined my design
 and then I made a whole bunch of simple feathers to go with my turkey, available HERE
 This was such an easy project. I made 4 turkeys to give to the various family events we attended and a whole bunch of turkey feathers. 
 Then I boxed it up in a 10x10 window box from BRP Box Shop they have a gazillion sizes and styles of boxes. If you haven't checked them out, you really should!

I can't believe little Aidan is already going to be a year old in a couple months!
I don't mean to rush us toward Thanksgiving already, but I had someone ask for the turkey & feather cookie tutorial and with baby Aidan being born, I hadn't had a chance, so we're backtracking a bit today. Now back to getting ready for Halloween!

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Thankful For Cookies

Thanksgiving is coming in a little more than 2 weeks. What are YOU most thankful for? I know all the usual, we are thankful for our children and our health and our employment and such. But what else? In a class that I took, we had to list 100 things we were thankful for. I finished my paper in all of about 30 seconds. I am so very grateful for so many things, wonderful, amazing friends that call me even when I don't take the time to call them as often as I should, my pink bicycle and the freedom, ability and strength to ride it, the beautiful red, yellow & green leaves falling from the trees, the incredible friendship that I have with my daughter that fills my heart with love, parents that love me completely and that my son is doing so well in college and has a bright future ahead of him and then there's that little angel that taps her chest as the sign language sign for Grandma (or so she thinks is the sign for Grandma because I mistakenly taught her that). My little muse that brings me such joy. And I have a new muse coming this week in the form of my first grandson. And I'm thankful for cookies. I have so much fun designing cookies and the excitement when people pick up their cookies. My cup runneth over and I am blessed and thankful. So now I want to hear what YOU are thankful for in your life. Please leave a comment on this post and share the blessings.

My goal was to make some Thanksgiving cookie cutters by November 1st. It's now the 12th. That still works, right?

I started with a Pilgrim Girl - all cutters are currently available in my Etsy shop

Pilgrim Boy

Indian Girl with beautiful braids

 Indian Boy

Turkey with Pilgrim Hat

 Turkey with a sign saying "Eat Ham"

Don't forget to leave a comment with what you are thankful for. I hope you count your blessings and enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

What Are You Thankful For?

I have so much to be thankful for. So very much. My first granddaughter was born almost 4 months ago. I just got back from the airport to pick up my son from college to visit for family time during Thanksgiving. My daughter comes to my house almost every day and shares in the cookie decorating obsession with me. My step-daughter and I have a loving and wonderful relationship together. I have a good man for a husband and family that loves me and friends that are always there for me. Lots to be thankful for. What about you? What are you thankful for? 

I made a whole bunch of Thanksgiving cookies. I didn't think I would have time to make any because I've been working super hard on a project, but I can't imagine showing up at a family holiday without cookies. Most people would just make a few turkeys or leaves and be done with it. But we already know that I'm not a normal person. I do most things to the extreme. So I stayed up til 3am two nights in a row and made 60 Thanksgiving cookies in 21 designs and I made myself 8 new cookie cutters too!

I made some cute little Indian girls. I'm so in love with this one. I see changes that I will do next time in decorating her, but I still love her anyway.
and Indian boys
Pilgrim girls
and Pilgrim boys
Pilgrim and the Mrs.
and fun turkeys with a pilgrim hat
 Eat Ham
a tree just for my mom. I think she'll really like this
and one lonely little pilgrim owl. I thought of my friend Heather when I made this
and then more turkeys (these were made from a seashell cookie cutter)
and you know, more turkeys
and of course, more turkeys
and even more turkeys
 and then sorry turkeys, but... a turkey dinner
and turkey drumsticks
some yummy corn and maize
and then we move onto dessert and have pies
and more pies
and an apple because you know, it's the Fall.
We can't forget the pilgrim hats - yaa I know they are actually cowboy hats, but I tried
and of course some fall leaves
I didn't get a photo of them all together, but I did get a fun photo of them in my cupboard waiting for Nick to get home and see them
4 of the things that I'm most grateful for: My daughter Mellissa and granddaughter Abigail
My daughter Sarah
and my son Nick (and my Eddie too!)
Okay my kids are home. Life is soooo good. I hope YOU have a wonderful and thankful day too! 

and my beautiful friend, Lisa, with her platter of Thanksgiving cookies

Here's the question of the day: I'd love to know which of these Thanksgiving cookies is your favorite and also what you are most thankful for this season.

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