This is so exciting!! I was just thinking about all of the festive Christmas projects I want to do and then Jill from "Homemade by Jill" posted this just yesterday. How perfect and what a cute idea! Finn is a little young to be excited about each day's "present" but I am not too old to be excited about it even when I am the one who is making it hehe :) Jill is recreating a Christmas Tree Advent Calendar from Inchmark. Here is Inchmark's final Advent Calendar from last year:
How cute is that?? So, this is what Jill is doing; she is going to post instructions with some templates for ornaments each week until December. Here is this weeks challenge (copied from Jill):
- Cut your main backing piece (I am cutting mine to 20x30 inches)
- Cut your felt pockets and embroider them with numbers 1-24 (my pockets are cut 2 1/2 inches square). I am using a tight chain stitch to embroider my numbers.
- Sew the pockets to the backing piece
So I better get busy, good thing I bought a bunch of felt at Hobby Lobby yesterday (which is 40% off this week). I am thinking of making my back in fabric instead of felt, but maybe not. (p.s. I'm going to use a back stitch instead of the chain stitch) I'm excited!!!