Happy Thanksgiving from my Little Turkeys to Yours!

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JenniferStern Jennifer Stern, contributor
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We used green apples this year!
We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
We used green apples this year!

We used green apples this year!

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As far as kid crafts go, what could be better than bowls full of asssorted sweets and a handful of toothpicks???  Making apple turkeys is one of our favorite traditions.  It starts at the grocery store, in the hustle and bustle of finding everything we NEED for the holiday dinner, we add a run down the candy aisle.  What should obviously take two minutes to figure out ends up adding at least 15 minutes to the trip.  We started making these little birdies a few years ago, and even though we have a plan for what we will use to make the head, wings, feathers, etc. ...the girls love to debate the pros and cons of using swedish fish vs. sour patch kids and other important matters. In the end, it's worth the effort.  I love watching the girls put the turkeys together.  Then, while we set the table, they proudly position a turkey next to everyones water glass. Our Thanksgiving wouldn't be the same without them!  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

....PS  if you look really close at the photo showing my lovely kitchen/sewing room/craft table, you can see a sneak peek of next weeks how-to.  My machine is busy embroidering in the background!   Oh, and I'm happy to report that I will be moving into my new house in December...there is a separate sewing room!!!!

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JenniferStern writes: Hi Cathy,

Unfortunately, I do believe that a sewing center won't help you with something you didn't buy from them...I worked for a dealer for 10 years, and even through we didn't treat customers that way, I know plenty of shops who did. I would love to help you with your question, buy I have to research it first. I've never worked with a magic box. My gut feeling is that if there is digitizing capability, it's limited. I am familiar with most manufacturers' software....Let me check it out and I'll get back to you.
Posted: 11:45 am on December 8th
ctcola writes: Jennifer...the world wide web brought me to you, so I joined Craftstylish to ask you a question. I have a sewing/ embroidery machine and a Magic Box Elite. I don't know very much about using either. I want to create my own designs for appliques. Could you please tell me how to digitize my own design, write the card and get it to my emb. machine. I am so intimidated by these two machines. I would so much appreciate some help. Our local sewing center won't help me because we didn't purchase the Magic Box from them. Yikes, can you believe that, we did purchase my machine from them. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks so much. Cathy
Posted: 10:17 am on December 4th
JenniferStern writes: Hi Adrien, I'm so happy to meet someone else who has similar sew space...chaotic as it is, there is a certain kind of magic that happens in that room...If I had a dining room, I'm pretty sure it would be taken over as well! I'm thrilled that our Craftstylish community reaches the whole world round. I would love to see what you've been creating in Zambia...get your daughters right on it! (My daughters are sucking in technology faster than I can keep up with it too!) Best wishes and happy sewing to you from the US of A!!!
Posted: 7:27 am on November 28th
wildenfunky writes: Hi there Jennifer, I laughed my socks off at you 'sewing room'! Mine is EXACTLY the same. We have a dining room table that seats 10......but not right now!! :)! It is COVERED in fabric, and a lot of my sewing creations, and our three girls creations!! I love your turkeys!! We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in Zambia. But I can see that we are going to have to have a go at those turkeys! Have a terrific Thanksgiving weekend. And to everyone else over there in the U S of A! And I look forward to your next creation on this site!! What a lovely way to start the day!! Cheers, Adrien. PS when I've leant how to 'post' I will post my stuff. Maybe one of our girls can show me!!
Posted: 12:19 am on November 28th
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