…and not a moment too soon! I’ve had all year to work on this, but alas, I still ended up working on it at the last minute. The good news is that if it weren’t for the sew along, I may not have got it done at all.
The last few days I had a new advent calendar idea running through my head and since I hadn’t gotten past the 7 stockings I made in August, I decided to give it a try.
Goals for this advent calendar
* It can’t look girly (I have 3 sons).
* It has got to be fast enough to finish in 2 days.
*It should be able to hold the contents of our Usborne Advent Nativity Book scene.
I’m happy with how it turned out. The numbers needed to be boyish as well, but still a little festive. I printed the numbers out on brown cardstock, punched them out and stapled (yes, STAPLED) them onto the pockets.
I’d like to say that I felt that the staples went superbly with the theme, but who am I kidding? Stapling was just plain easy.
If you’d like a pdf of the numbers, here it is: Advent numbers
I’d love to see your calendars – add ’em to the group or leave a link in the comments.