Wednesday, December 26, 2012

...and the rest of our advent calendar

I've been a bit busy since December 4th.  As it turns out making an advent pocket every night and home schooling the kids proved to be all I could handle, you know along with all the other usual craziness.  Here are some of my favorite advent pockets.  The last two were made by the girls.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December 3rd and 4th advent calendar

In which we read a 'new' old Christmas book and made paper chains

Monday, December 3, 2012

Figuring the eight scarf

Oh boy, oh boy! I got a quick hour to myself yesterday.  The girls were stringing christmas lights with their grandmother and the baby was sleeping.  I decided to use the two gorgeous Japaneese print fabrics I got in Colorado to make Anna Maria Horner's Figuring the 8 scarf.  Incidentally the fabrics were both nani IRO double gauze fabrics, one eggplant the other melody sketch both heavenly to the touch.  Buying these was a bit of a splurge for me.  My justification being that I am always making things for other folks and never for myself.  It was worth it though, I have yet to take the scarf off.  (Okay, thats not entirely true I didn't sleep in it.) I keep rubbing it on my face, I just can't help it.  I did find the length to be a bit much though.  I think I'd make it about 10 inches shorter next time.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

A whole pile of potential

While in Colorado I stocked up at one of my favorite fabric stores, Mama Said Sew.  I now have this whole pile of potential waiting for me.  There is something so very exciting about all these colors, all these projects yet to be made, blank project canvases to be created so to speak.  And I do have a project for each and everyone of those pieces of fabric.  Most of them are for the kids but I'll admit to letting one slip in there for me too.  I'll be posting them as we make our way through the month of December.

December 2nd

Today we'll be writing letters to Santa.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Advent Calendar

My crafty mama friends in Colorado inspired me to make a new advent calendar this year.  We've had a kind of junky one for years so I've just been waiting for the right kind of inspiration.  Each December I put a paper note in each day up to Christmas.  They say things like 'make window stars', 'read a Christmas book together' or deliver homemade treats to neighbors'.   This year I'll add a felt creation each day with an activity for our family to do together or for others.  Today we'll head to the Winter Faire.  Happy December to you!