And it only took my a year to complete! No really, I started working on an advent calendar last year, in November of 2009. After rummaging through some craft supplies, while setting up my craft/sewing room in late October, guess what I found? An unfinished advent calendar! So I set to work, 30 minutes here, 20 minutes there. It was slow moving as children and school was my main priority. But by staying up late a few nights before December 1st I was able to finish it!
I was inspired by this and another advent that I found last year. But I can't find a link to the other one, I'm sorry! I want to give credit where credit is due, so just know it wasn't totally my idea. :o)
Each felt pocket is hand stitched and closed with a vintage button. Each pocket contains a candy cane, a verse, and a fun activity to do for the day.
The tree is made of granny squares with white trim and the bows are leftover felt from the pockets. Looks almost Dr. Suess-ish to me.
I am so relieved that this is finally finished. Good grief!