Monday, December 07, 2009

New Advent Calendar

It all started with a Ghiradelli square. Well, if you really want to know the truth, it all started because I seem to have misplaced a very large wooden box, with little doors that opened to reveal the surprise for each day, that used to be our advent calendar. How that happened I can't begin to imagine, I mean, it's really big. We've used it in the past and I am sure it's around here somewhere, but despite an all-out-call-in-the-bloodhounds search, I can't find it.

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!


Jody said...

Holy Adorable! You need to sell those.

Ket said...

Love it, love it, love it! I totally agree with Jody -- that has Etsy written all over it. :)