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I have fallen in love with the first project on my list and can't wait to organize my thoughts, gather my coupons, shop for supplies, and get started!! Here we go:
1. Make an Advent calendar. We had a large one (made of felt, I think) on the inside of our front door growing up (I wonder if my parents still have it! I may need to steal it if this project doesn't work out). There was a large Christmas tree and a calendar underneath with tiny felt ornaments in each day's pocket. Each day the ornament was placed on the tree. I remember the ornament for December 24th was Santa Claus and that was my favorite one. I remember being so excited each day as we got closer and closer to that Santa! Since I am crazy about traditions, I want to start something similar for my son and any possible future children.
I have had this tutorial from The Purl Bee bookmarked for nearly two years and think I finally have the courage to attempt it! Since I already have one sewing project under my belt, I think I am ready to at least give it a shot! I can only hope mine will look even remotely as good as this one from The Purl Bee :
Looking at the finished product, I feel confident that I can do it, but I have to admit that the step-by-step instructions are a tad intimidating. I am hoping I can do it...or at least an acceptable version of it!! This one is filled with sewing, quilting, and knitting supplies to be given to someone crafty. I would obviously adapt this for our family...not quite sure how yet, but I will figure something out...some sort of small gift for each day. We'll see. Wish me luck! Ha ha.
As soon as I get moving with this project, I will show more of my list! :)