Saturday, December 20, 2008

Cuteness Advent Calendar

I'm working on so many crafty things, but they are all secret until Christmas. Can't risk a family member destroying their surprise.

Here's one thing... I made an advent calendar. I hear they are all the rage this year, although I did not know that when I started. I only knew that craft felt was ridiculously cheap at Joann Fabrics this Black Friday.

I decided to do it with the Holy Family, even though I'm not religious, because that's what an advent calendar is traditionally about.

Cute little Holy Family. Don't they look like weebles?

Much, much chain stitching, which I was guilted into by this project on the Purl Bee.

And the pockets are just the right size for Ghirardelli squares. Not an accident!

Here's the applique pattern if you are interested:

The tan felt is 27.5" x 33",folded in half over the dowel, and the squares are each 3" x 3" (there are 6 in each color). If you attempt this, I would recommend changing the numbers so that they are evenly distributed on each side of the picture. As it is, it tilts to the right as you eat the candy....

1 comment:

Nancy said...

OMG! Too Cute! I am so going to do one of these this year. Thanks for the great instructions!