Thursday, October 25, 2012

Turkey Shirts

My sister Terra and I made turkey shirts for our little turkey children last Sunday. 

I bought the shirts and felt. I wanted to make monster shirts, but here it is almost Halloween and they never got made. They still could have worn monster shirts, but the boys wanted turkeys instead.

Our little nephew Emerson (cousin to the boys) is getting a light dose of chemo for 2 tumors he has on his kidneys. He has Trisomy 18. He is such a little cuddly child! I feel for him! I planned different crafts for the 4 and 7 year olds (my boys and a few of my other nephews, Emerson's brothers) to keep us busy. Emerson was supposed to start chemo in the middle of October, but the date was set back because he got a really bad virus. He starts chemo really soon now.

Turkey shirts is what we made. I have other crafts lined up for next month; if needed.

Here's how they turned out:

I came up with the idea (minus the hat - Mica wanted a pilgrim hat to be on the turkeys). I worked on cutting the felt and my sister sewed. I can't sew with a machine. I just never really learned how to thread the machine. My sister can sew anything. All my sewing is done by hand. It's probably way harder and more time consuming to do, but it's what I know how to do.

My sister came up with an idea for a camping scene t-shirt. We went back to the store and bought blue shirts, cut brown sticks out, cream marshmallows and fires for underneath. The fires are so fun! There is a blue outer felt flame, then red, orange and yellow one for the center. We're not done with those yet.

My sister found a way to put the fire felt and the turkey tie over a long sleeve romper for little Emerson that has an NG feeding tube. She cut out little holes for the tube to connect. That will make feeding him so much easier!

Gobble Gobble


Evelyn S. said...

I so admire mothers who do things like this... my sons (now in early 30's) grew up without this kind of activity from their mother. ;-)

carol l mckenna said...

What a darling creation for your children ~ Great team work ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I hope the chemo helps Emerson without too many side effects! Love these shirts. I want to see the camping shirt too when you're done!

Heather said...

Oh I love these! I hope that your nephew feels well soon!

Liz Mays said...

You did such a great job. That is so cute!!!!

I'm glad Emerson will have one too. :)

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh I do hope Emmerson has little side effects and is feeling better soon. Love the shirt. Gobble gobble:) B

Anonymous said...

How creative you both are. Now I'm looking forward to seeing the other tee too and possibly a picture of little Emerson in his :)

Pride In Photos Beauty said...

This is so darling. I would love to have one for my new grandson...too cute.
Laurie @ Pride in Photos

The Cranky said...

What a fantastic idea and they've turned out so cute, can't wait to see the campfire t-shirts! Don't feel bad about not using a sewing machine, I don't either...they attack me when I try.

My thoughts are with Emerson and your family; it was so thoughtful of you and your sister to make a t-shirt his feeding tube will fit through. Some people are just good all through and you're one of them.

~ Noelle said...

those turned out great! i can't sew though..
so, i wonder if my moms go to... "stich witchery" or whatever it is called will work

Are We There Yet! said...

Very cute!! I used to do a lot more crafting than I do now. It takes so much time and I don't seem to have much of that any longer.

Hope little Emerson gets better soon.

Masshole Mommy said...

Oh how stinkin' cute!! You should make a whole bunch and start up an Etsy shop. I'd buy two for my boys....

mail4rosey said...

I was just thinking we need to have Thanksgiving shirts this year. This came out nice!

Nancy said...

How cute is this? I love that your little guy suggested the pilgrim hat.

My thoughts will be with your nephew -- that's so much for him to go through at such a young age.

Maryann D. said...

Prayers for Emerson.
This is such a cute and fun project. I love that turkey, it is adorable.
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