One of my best Thanksgiving memories as a child was the year my mother brought home a sew-you- own ornaments kit. It included pre-printed fabric that I helped cut and pin. My mom would then sew each one, leaving enough room for me to fill them with stuffing before she sewed them shut. We started the project on Thanksgiving day and finished a week before Christmas. Seeing this Clara the Chicken ornament on The Long Thread took me right back to that wonderful time in my childhood.
Those ornaments we made are my favorite holiday decor because they remind me of the afternoons my mother and I spent making them together. A complete (and free!) downloadable tutorial is available on The Long Thread. Check it out and maybe try making it this Thanksgiving holiday.
(Image: The Long Thread)