Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Another Advent Calendar

Wednesday, 30 November 2011
I have been busy since my last post but given I've made three more identical advent calendars I didn't really see the point in posting pictures LOL.  Plus I had to get them in the post for the children to have in time - two arrived today so nothing like cutting it fine!

Tonight I've finished off my fifth, and final, advent calendar for 2011 and, given it's a different one I thought I'd share a picture.  This one is being donated as a raffle prize at Lia's school Christmas Fair.

DH is already talking about me making one for the Scouts Christmas Fair next year (he's just been invested as a Cub Leader) and Lia is telling everyone about how I'm going to make one like Connor's for her next year too so I have a backlog of orders already. I need at least 6 months free from box pleats to recover from this intense period though so we'll see what gets done next year.

In other news the Christmas decorations came down from the loft tonight so there'll be time spent decorating the tree tomorrow after school.  Not too much time as I have my first meeting as a school Governor tomorrow evening.  Not for Lia's school, I'm on the PTA there, but a totally separate school about 20 mins away by car.  It's going to be a lot of hard work but I'm looking forward to getting involved.

I was going to say that not much else is going on but given we're stupidly busy between now and Christmas that's a total lie.  I have managed to get most of the Christmas gift shopping done though and I think I'm ahead of the game with most things.  It's time to start writing lists and making sure about that though...

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Advent Calendar

Thursday, 17 November 2011
I'm not going to make any further excuses about my lack of blog posting - I'll just get on with sharing some stuff and pretend the gap never happened LOL.

I've just finished up this advent calendar panel for Connor.  I made Lia one (different design) years ago and of course now she wants one like his because it's bigger.  Pointing out that the pockets are the same size hasn't changed her mind LOL.  So I've told her she can't have one this year as I'm in the middle of making three more of the same design for my nephew and two great nieces...

I'm pleased with how this came out as I did a lot of the quilting by hand- the holly leaves and stars (which I did with glittery gold thread) and a few other little bits.  You can't really see from the pic but I put a hanging sleeve at the top so it's all ready for two weeks time.

I have another seven of these panels (not all the same design) but I'm totally box-pleated out for this year so the other kids destined to have one will have to be patient.

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