My friend recently asked me if I had any ideas for an advent calendar for her children, and would I help her to make it? Well what could I say - I'm never going to turn down a request like that! After a chat over coffee a couple of weeks ago, we came up with the plan to make some small bags that could be either hung onto string like bunting, or on pegs or hooks. Something that could be used year after year, but in a slightly new way each time.
I have a fair bit of Christmas fabric that I bought locally in the days before I knew what nice Chrismas fabric was like!!! It's very traditional, not what I would normally use, but I know Lennie will like it, and lets face it, an excitable 4 and 6 year old, trying to get into the bag, isn't going to notice what the fabric is like!
|Actually the little Chrismas tree fabric wasn't purchased locally, and is really nice.|
What is totally amazing about this little project is that my husband actually agreed to help me! There's a first time for everything. So we had ourselves our own little Friday Night Sew in. He put crappy film on the tv and stood at the kitchen table cutting the fabric for me, whilst I whipped it off and sewed it up. He was going to use a pair of scissors, until I introduced him to a rotary cutter and a ruler! There were some grumbles about how hard it was!
And here are the first batch sewn up, ready to be trimmed and have their numbers put on them
|See what I mean about the fabric?|
Seeing as Gordon was a good little soldier last night, I let him out to play with his toys today