Happy December! I’ve been incredibly, incredibly busy the last few days. Christmas is getting scarily close for a crafter…I know a lot of people will be going “what, it’s not for another three weeks!!” If you’re a crafter, you understand, right?
Anyway, one of the things I did last week was make an advent calendar for my darling JS. I did it in a night when I got home from work (I know, crazy). I had to do it because that was the 30th of November, so I’d run out of time. I got the inspiration from a book Wonder-Mum gave me last Christmas – “Homemade Gifts Vintage Style”.
This book is Incredible. I will fairly regularly sit and flick through it again and again – and I always get inspired when I look at it. Wonder-Mum‘s present this year is a hybrid of ideas from “Mollie Makes“, “Homemade Gifts Vintage Style” and some of the mood-boards that I’ve been compiling in the last few weeks. You may or may not get to see them…who knows!
The advent calendar is basically constructed of twenty-four drawstring bags that are strung between a frame and pegged onto ribbons. I bought a pack of six fat quarters from Hobbycraft (of course) and spent all night sewing up a tube for the string, and the three sides.
I’ve put a mixture of things in there – mostly chocolate and a few crafty things. I’m trying to persuade JS to unleash his creativity…he will get there, he’s already made a project for me (which I will tell you about in another blog).
I love this, and I think it’s one of the best things I’ve ever made. I’ll probably do a tutorial on it at some point next October or November so that you can make your own…or buy the book!
How are you enjoying December? Looking forward to Christmas?