Monday, November 14, 2011
Oh Christmas Tree!
Today is shopping day for my weekend project. This weekend I am going to be making my own advent calendar. When I was a kid my mom (supremely crafty woman) made us an advent calendar with all these cute little ornaments that you stuck on a tree, one each day. Well, unfortunately I cant sew a stitch so I had to be a little more simplistic when I decided to make mine. Through Pinterest I found this great idea to have "christmas experiences" rather than christmas treats. Since I dont have any kids I thought this would be a great mix up from the original advent calendar idea. Although this post http://kimmccrary.blogspot.com/2010/12/activities-advent.html had mostly ideas to do with the kids it gave me a stepping stone to make my own ideas (which I am still working on). Now I just had to find the perfect calendar idea. After much searching and finding a few very LAME calendars (and when I say lame, I mean they were out of a cupcake tin). I came acorss this awesomeness... http://shannonmakesstuff.blogspot.com/2009/11/felt-advent-calendar.html . On first glance this looked like it would be perfect! Ornaments on a tree how easy...boy was I wrong! This was sewing at its finest, but I decided that the bare bones of this project was perfect for what I was looking for and went on making my adjustments. Rather than sew I will be using my trusty hem tape. Rather than handing each ornament on the tree, I am going to use said hem tape to "sew" the ornaments to the tree and make pockets for the "experiences" I come up with. Other than those slight (*cough* major *cough*) changes everything else will be the same. So today the shopping begins for my many shades of felt and some ribbon. Stay tuned as I update on this hopefully easy project.