Well, mother nature has delivered freezing temperatures to Cape Cod.
The chicken waterers were frozen. The wind is a whipping and outdoor fun is now limited. Most of our fun on these types of days is limited to indoors. Usually, it involves crafting.
The kids and I decided to make some Christmas ornaments. Of course, they were chicken themed! This craft kept us busy and the cost was minimal. The kids did the less detailed cuttings and glued the ornaments together. Madeline made Tilly, our Australorp, and Jacob made a Golden Laced Wyandotte. He has one on his Christmas list. Thankfully I included one in our chick order for spring!
- Assorted felt
- Baker’s Twine
- Felt glue
- Large eyed sewing needle
Cut out your chicken pieces and two circles of felt for the base.
One felt circle should be a smidgen larger than the other.
To make the scarf, cut a strip of felt three inches long and fold it like so.
Glue to in the the fold.
Cut small rectangles and glue them into place to form the stripes.
Assemble and glue your ornament like so.
With the needle, add some striped baker’s twine for hanging.
I think the kids did a great job.
Don’t forget, if you live in the Northeast you can meet Jan Brett and Me!
Monday November 25, 2013
She’ll be signing her new book, Cinders, and I’ll be chatting chickens with you all. I hope to see you there!
Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest
One more thing, I almost forgot to share!
I was contacted by a small start-up company a little bit ago. They are in the business of keeping toes and hands toasty! They already have brought these adorable s’mores slippers to market and now they are venturing into handwarmers
. As most of you know, I have Raynaud’s disease that leaves my feet and hands like ice in the winter. It doesn’t matter if I am indoors or outside. I have problems. A couple of years ago, I even lost the top portion of one of my toes. It is always difficult to keep them warm. So, I thought that I would share these with you. I was excited about supporting this start-up company and I think that these would make a really cute gift for the holidays.