Thanksgiving Projects, Part One- Anything Goes

There is a lot of holiday preparation going on at my house these days, so when I saw the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge theme for the week is "Anything Goes", I knew I had to share a couple of my current crafting projects. 

One of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions is our hayride. 

Hayride photo from a couple of years ago.

Every year, after a delicious dinner, we all pile in my brother's trailer, pulled by his tractor, and head down the lane, into the woods and the nearby neighborhood.  There is no hay (allergies!) but there is a lot of laughter, sometimes singing (spirited, if not in tune!) perhaps a toddy or two and a bunch of fun!  We are often escorted by an ATV or Gator and look like a miniature parade. 

A couple of years ago, I decided that we needed a banner to wish a "Happy Thanksgiving!" all of those people who come out of their homes to wave at the crazy people riding by.  So, I got out my Cricut and made two approximately 15 foot banners (one for each side) to send greetings to our neighbors down the lane or to the cars in the traffic we stop on the way.

For once, I got a head start on the banner this year. 

I am going to assemble the banner on site so that it doesn't wrinkle during transport, but here is a "sneak peak" of this year's banner.  

The letters are from the Cricut "Type Candy Font" cartridge.  The turkey is from "Create a Critter" and the leaves are from "Doodlecharms" and "Create a Critter".  I added the bow tie from "Create a Critter" accessories. 

Today's second project was to make dog cookies to welcome a friend's new dog.  I used the recipe from my National Dog Day post and decided that I could quickly personalize the container for the new addition to our extended dog family. 

The letters are from "Type Candy Font" (which seems to be my cartridge of the week) and the bones are from the "Create  a Critter" cartridge.  They are cut from vinyl and adhered to a container from the Dollar Store. I delivered the cookies this afternoon and met Gracie. She is a really sweet dog and enjoyed her new treats! 

Thanks for stopping by today!



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