Monday, July 12, 2010

Christmas in July

Finally finished this advent calendar. I started the envelopes back in the winter around Christmas, but then didn't finish.

This past week, I finished attaching the pockets to the ribbon and doing little knots of fabric between the pockets (so the pockets won't slip).

Sophia and Olivia are wondering what I'm going to put in the pockets this Christmas.

When I was cleaning my office and organizing my fabric, I came across a bag of Christmas fabric. The girls and I took a look at the different items and chose what each of us wanted to make. So far:

- Olivia made a stuffed Santa toy (it's probably a good 18"-24" high),

- Sophia embellished and then quilted a wall-hanging from a pre-printed quilt piece, and

- I've made an apron, two potholders, an oven mitt, and wall-hanging.

This has been so much fun making these items plus the advent calendar. There's something to be said about crafting for Christmas in July. It's so much more relaxing and enjoyable than trying to craft when things are more hectic.

There are some Christmas items in my Etsy shop (Harvest Moon by Hand) that are available right now. If you purchase 2 items, I'm offering 15% off your order (excluding shipping).


Michellerobin1979 said...

Your blog is one of my favorites! I absolutely admire and adore the projects that you do with your girls. When I read your posts I feel like I can live vigariously through you, LOL! I have a 4 year old boy and so "our" intrests and activities are vastly different then yours. But I feed my soul when I read your posts. Secretly I wish we were neighbors who could get together to sew and create, but alas I am not a master sewer and I live far from you...I am sure. But if you are ever in the mood to play with monster trucks and build mud walls, and you happen to be in Vegas, stop on by! LOL. Until then I am out here reading and loving your posts! Now I wonder how I could make an advent calander...easily? =)

Unknown said...

This is a great idea for an advent calendar! And, I just love "shopping" through scraps and creating from them! How fun!