Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cooking With Cricut: Let's Talk Turkey!

Happy Wednesday!  Today is challenge day at Cooking With Cricut and our task this week was to incorporate a turkey into our project.  Gobble, gobble!

Quick question.  Have you discovered Pinterest yet?  If you have, please resist the urge to click over and browse the pretty, shiny things until after you've finished reading my post!  LOL!

If you haven't, here's the scoop:  Basically it is a virtual bulletin board (remember the old school bulletin boards -- you know cork and pushpins, hangs on the wall . . . ).  It lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. Some people use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.  Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. It is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests -- and is totally addictive!

Anyway, I was cruising Pinterest one day and found an adorable Thanksgiving baby onesie.  I thought to myself -- "I could make that using my Cricut!"  And it was then I knew that one of the little girls in my life was going to get one of these!  Our 10 month old niece, Kylie, won the draw and this little cutie is headed her way via snail mail.

Here's the recipe:
  • Onesie or t-shirt.  Pre-wash and press.
  • Grosgrain ribbon -- I used four different ribbons.  The width on these is 5/8".  If you're doing a shirt for an older child you might want to use a wider ribbon.
  • Pre-washed Fabric -- I used scraps.  A brown corduroy for the turkey, a patterned yellow fat quarter for the beak, and red cotton for the wattle.
  • Two itty bitty buttons -- or you could use fabric, embroidery floss or even googly eyes (although they really don't wash well).
  • Heavy duty Wonder Under or Heat 'N Bond.
The turkey, beak and wattle were cut using the Animal Kingdom cartridge.  The bird is 5 3/4" tall.  I ironed on the Heat 'n Bond and cut it on my mat with the fabric down - paper side up.  I found that this works best for me and eliminates tons of frustration (and cursing).  This was the first time I have tried to cut corduroy and it worked fairly well.  I did have to clean up a few edges.  But it can be done!

I then ironed on the beak and the wattle.  The ribbons are cut at about 4" long -- again, if you're doing a larger size you'll need to adjust the ribbon loops.  I pinned them onto my turkey and then ironed the whole thing to the onesie.  I had hoped that the Heat 'n Bond would be enough to adhere it to the shirt.  But, because I used a heavier fabric it needed to be sewn down.  The turkey was sewn down with a straight stitch on the sewing machine -- because they were so small I hand stitched the beak and wattle.  Added a couple of tiny black buttons for the eyes and the bird is complete!

And now it's your turn . . . link up your project at Cooking With Cricut -- you could be our next Top Chef!  Here are a few guidelines: 
  • Must follow the challenge topic.
  • Must be a NEW project for this challenge. No back dated posts, please.
  • Must have a link back to this post on your blog.
  • Must link your project post through Inlinkz and not just your blog.
  • Must use your Cricut in some capacity.
  • Must HAVE FUN!
  • You may gladly combine challenges . . . we love to pile it on TOO!
 Thanks for stopping by and checking out my cute little turkey. Head on over to Cooking With Cricut and check out the wonderful projects my teammates created!  Make sure you check back on Thursday for our Cartridge Showcase -- Chef Linda is sharing some projects she's made with the Thanksgiving cartridge.  And don't forget to mark your calendars for our "Giving Thanks" Blog Hop this Saturday, November 19.  We'll kick off the hop at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) with tons of Thanksgiving decorations -- that's right . . . no cards in this hop!  There will be lots of freebies and chances to win some great prizes.
~ Jen

P.S.  I'm linking up for the following challenges:  Fantabulous Cricut - Challenge Me Monday; Whimsical Designs - Whimsical Wednesdays; My Sherri Crafts - Challenge #73 "Be Thankful"; Die Cuttin' Divas - Challenge #41; Crafty Sprouts - Anything Goes


Jean said...

This is so cute!

Celeste said...

this little onsies is sooooo adorable. I love it.

Michelle said...

This is absolutely adorable!! You could so make and sell these...I am sure there are a lot of people that would love to have this!! Ohhh...make for seasons!! ;) LOVE it and thanks for the ideas and tips!


scrapqueen141 said...

That is so adorable, great job!

Kristi said...

This is SO SUPER CUTE! Thanks for joining the Crafty Sprouts Challenge!

Cre8tiveVet said...

What an adorable onesie! Thanks for joining us ar DCD.

Yvonne said...

So Stinkin Cute!!! LOVE IT! Thanks for joining the DCD challenge this week. ~Yvonne

GiGi said...

This is just too cute!!! I love the ribbon tail on the turkey! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice thanks for sharing!

Dalis said...

this is beyond amazing girl!!!!!

-- dalis

Creative Diva said...

OMG!What a great project. I need to check that site out. Thanks for the info. Thanks for joining us at DCD.


Sarah said...

LOVE how this turned out-- it's so adorable! Great work :) Thanks for creating with us at FCCB this week :)

Creative Cutter Room said...

So incredibly cute!!! Great job with this project-just love it. Cathie

Cheryl said...

How cute! Great tips too.

Jill said...

I love these! I've seen them on Pinterest too and a little girl had one on at my moms meeting yesterday! I like how you added the waddle. I' ve seen them just sewn in and I like the way you did it. Thanks for the tutorial! You're awesome :) Jill

Sarah said...

This is really cute! What a great job! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

CricutLvr!! said...

What a great project. I love how you used the ribbon and the turkey is just great!!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sprouts!

Zeni said...

what an adorable onesie and I love the ribbons as feathers! Good luck from Crafty Sprouts!

Many blessings,

Charlotte said...

This is just about the cuteset ever and such a cleer idea. I just love the colors of ribbon you used on this little bird. I hope you will post a photo of the little on e in it. I am so glad you entered this in the FCCB crawl. you are so so special my dear GATOR.


Miss Sue said...

This is stinkin' cute!!! Thanks for playing along with us at My Sheri Crafts.

Beckie said...

Super-duper stinking cute. New follower ;)

Be Blessed, Beckie

Karen H said...

Oh my gosh, this is positively precious! I've never seen anything like it. I am crazy about all the texture and colors... two things that little ones adore, too! :o) All of that ribbon is just gorgeous. Incredible project! Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays! :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, Jen, this is so absolutely adorable!! I love, love, love it!!


AmyJRockstar said...

This is seriously adorable! OMGosh! Super cute fabric and design. Just love it! Thanks for joining us at FCCB! Please stop by our Wednesday post (today). You won't be sorry you did! ;)

XO ~ Amy Jo (FCCB Coordinator & New Follower)

Michelle said...

Congratulations on winning top 5 at FCCB!! This is SUCH a sweet onesie!!


McVic said...

ohhh my good gracious! This makes me want to have a little person to dress up cute!! ITs adorable! Just love it! TY for the inspiration.. I might give this a try some time! TY for joining us over at Crafty Sprouts
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Sabrina said...

Hi Jen! I love your onesie, it's so adorable! I would love to invite you to be a FCCB Guest Designer and Spotlight Sunday Guest. Please e-mail me at and I will e-mail you details.

fatmi said...

Nice duck, and lovely project.

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