And of course, I prepared and purchased all the items I'd need for the other calendar before I went looking to be sure we actually had it. Of course I did. And, of course, we were already 5 days into the advent season without the calendar because we are just that sort of family. One little boy was about to be very disappointed.
But have no fear -- mama is here! I quickly gathered my scraps of fabric (and the Ghiradelli squares for moral support -- I mean to measure the pockets needed) and went to work. And this:
is what resulted.
I have to say I am pleased as punch about this little beauty. Being the overachiever that I am, I knew I could have whipped up something simpler, but I would have to look at it all month and know that it isn't at all what I really wanted. So I spent the day working on something a little more substantial, and I am SOOO glad I did!
I'll have the tutorial up tomorrow if you want to put one of these bad boys together yourself. Merry Christmas!