Friday, 11 November 2011

A finished Adventcalendar

 Last year Christmas my sister made her son an Advent calendar that was more an excuse for an Advent calendar than anything else. After I pointed this out to her she said "You are the crafty one in the family, so do something about it". She had me cornered there and then !
So I started out in May with the Making of a proper Advent calendar for my lovely 3 1/2  year old nephew Hauke. I started early knowing that I didn't want to have a mad rush in November. Mmmhh,.... it still was a bit of a rush in the end as I didn't do any stockings in the last couple of months but I still am glad that I at least made 1/3 of it earlier in the year.

These are quite a bit of work as I lined them all but they are also good fun and I am so so happy with the end results. Aren't they cute ? My sister asked me to make 4 stockings larger for each Advent Sunday and I think that works well in the overall look.


I used a fat quarter set of the 2011 Christmas collection by Michael Miller which was plenty. I also used it for the lining plus some leftovers of solid white I had lying around.


I posted already a tutorial (here) and templates earlier in the year in case you wish to make one for you family, friend or god children too.

Previous post can be found here and here.
 

10 comments:

  1. It looks fabulous! I'm sure wee nephew will love it :-)

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  2. Oh what a beautiful Advent Calendar! I love it, and I'm sure your little nephew will yoo!

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  3. Great idea, my sister wanted something but its not going to happen this year but perhaps next! Your stockings looks great!

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  4. Such a fabulous idea - it looks wonderful!

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  5. I have a serious soft spot for advent calendars, and I just love your stockings. :)

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  6. Great gift for your lucky nephew x

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  7. Wow you started those just before our interview. You have done a fab job. They look amazing.

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  8. Your sister will be so glad she has to fill all those stockings ...every year! Serves her right for asking! Such a cute way to countdown to Christmas!

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