Sunday, December 5, 2010

Advent Calendar

Jonathan expressed his desire for an advent calendar. His only specification was that it was one that didn't just have cheap chocolate inside. The next day I was at Trader Joe's and saw advent calendars for 99 cents. Perfect, but it had cheap chocolate inside. I was out of luck.

A few days later friend told me about an advent calendar on the blog Homemade By Jill. It's amazing and beautiful but a little out of my league. I don't have those kind of sewing skills. I love making things with my hands, and especially love things I can make with cute paper, so I knew I wanted to make an advent calendar. I searched Etsy for ideas and I found one that looked very doable and cute. I enlisted two of my friends to make them with me this past Saturday. Not only was it a great day cutting and gluing, but our husbands were good sports about it and watched the babies.

Can I say I LOVE my advent calendar?! I am extremely happy with it. I couldn't have done it without the Cricut machine and without Jonathan's help with Macy. I worked on it pretty much all day Saturday and a little bit on Sunday. I wanted it to be perfect so I would want to keep it for a long time.

And here it is in all it's glory...

It's a mini muffin tin with magnet covering the holes. I plan to place candy, scriptures, stories, etc. inside.

I can't pick a favorite number, I love them all, but these two are Jonathan's favorite.

I love, love, love it!

In other news, Macy has discovered how fun Facebook is. So make sure your posts are Macy appropriate!


Becca and Colby said...

That's a great advent! Wonderful work! Christmas is so much fun!

Chelsey said...

Ohhhh, it's adorable. I only wish I could have been over on Saturday to make one with you. That is such a clever idea. Maybe next year I'll try to make one. You do quality work!