the last two days i have been busy making an advent calendar for the kiddos... since i don't have a sewing machine things take soooo long for me to make. i mean, i can't completely ignore the kids to get my crafting done. or can i? my sweet son, tyler, offered to watch the girls for me yesterday so that i could hide out in my room (i was on the verge of a migraine) to finish the calendar. and finish it i did. i had a grand plan to have a backdrop for the pockets and to incorporate vintage buttons into it somehow but that didn't happen. i just wanted to finish. so, here it is
i embroidered the numbers and hand stitched the pockets, then punched holes in the back and tied them onto a finger garland using yarn. they will be filled with a piece of candy for each child and a verse from the Christmas story in the Bible. maybe next year i'll sew the pockets onto a pretty backdrop and add my vintage buttons...
i also made a wreath last night. i've been so inspired from all the pretty wreaths i've been seeing in the blogging world that i decided to make one of my own.
it's not super christmasy... which i love. i am so over red and green this year.
i tore apart a berry wreath that i had bought a few years ago... it was just TOO country for my liking... and wrapped an old knitted scarf around the wreath. i then cut apart another old scarf that i had crocheted and made three balls out of it. then i cut out some felt circles and sewed them on either side of the balls. i'm pleased with how it turned out but my favorite thing is that i had all the materials within reach already. AND since it's not too christmasy i'll be able to keep it up all year if i so choose!
let me know what you think. i love feedback... good or bad.
happy hump day.