An advent calendar! I've always wanted one, and I think Oscar will get really into it this year. Last year I saw this advent calendar at inchmark journal and fell in l.o.v.e. Isn't it beautiful? I am going to make a very similar advent calendar, and it would be so fun to have you join me!
Here's the plan: there are exactly four weeks until December first. Each week I am going to do one post with an update and assignment. I'll even offer an ornament template here and there. You can join me in copying Inchmark's advent calendar, or come up with one all your own. Submit your photos to the Homemade by You flickr group, and I'll showcase calendar ideas all along the way.
Want to join the fun? Here is this week's assignment:
- 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