Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Countdown to Christmas

I honestly do not know where the time has gone....I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is just a WEEK away! I have been busy, busy, busy working on birthday and Christmas gifts.

In my last post, I mentioned having one last birthday gift to complete and it is DONE! I created an Advent Calendar for my friend Mel. It started off as a 18" inch square with 26 blocks on a sheet of graph paper. After some design time, Microsoft Publisher conversion, some sewing and a whole lot of scrapbooking and Exacto knife cutting, I ended up with this (I also included a little repair kit:
I was VERY happy with how it turned out, so much that I wanted to keep it for myself...just being honest. I affixed the calendar to a piece of mat board covered in clear contact paper, turning it into a whiteboard. Year after year, the calendar can be used with a new activity added for each day to celebrate the season.

I thank God for good friends that inspire me to you MEL!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Nutsy Coco said...

Love you too Nak!! I LOVE how it turned it and I don't blame you at all for wanting to keep it for yourself!

Sweet Patience said...

Haven't you been a crafting bug lately???!!
It looks really nice. I really, really need to take time this week coming week to get to those sewing projects we were speaking of.

Mary said...

It looks even better when it's not a teeny tiny picture on a cell phone!

Handmade Mama said...

@Mel...I am SOOO happy that you liked the gift. If you ever get tired of using it, please feel free to send it back :) I must know...what were you thinking when THAT package arrived?!?!?!?!?

@Kristy...thank you hun for the sweet compliment! Go ahead and JUST DO all have some FABULOUS fabric stores in the ATL, so finding something inspiring should not be hard AT ALL!!!!

@Mary...I agree, the larger photos show a lot more detail!

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