Thursday, November 11, 2010

:: Christmas Advent Calendar (from the archives)

Can you believe it's only five weeks to Christmas? Golly gosh! Which means, of course, that it's only 19 days before the Advent Calendar comes out. There's no way we're going to forget in this house. Meg is there to constantly remind us.

Anyway, today I thought I might share the Advent Calendar I made last year. It is about to celebrate its 1st birthday afterall. Also, if any of you think it's as lovely as I do and want one, you've still got 19 days to make it. So get cracking!

- advent calendar, embellished with applique, embroidery, buttons and ribbon -

- the silver bell marks the date -

- a pouch for calendar tickets -

 - special tickets, laminated for repeated use -

I  predominantly used 'activity-themed' tickets as fillers - rides on the Esplanade, Christmas cooking, Christmas craft etc. You can check out my list of Advent Calendar filling ideas from last year here.

For more creative ideas visit: Kootooyoo.


  1. I love your suggestions for calendar tickets. It seems so strange to have seaside treats as part of a Christmas holiday for me in the north though.

  2. I have started collecting a few bits and pieces for the advent many were we going to send to each other? K