Countdown begins

Well it's finally here! December 1st 2011......

I have had an advent calendar for as long as I can remember.  In fact, at a very young age (my parents think I was about 6 or 7) I made myself an advent calendar.  And I have used it every year since.

This year I have toffee eclairs and lemon sherberts.  I was snapping away and didn't notice this....

Himself had actually stolen my sweet this morning and replaced it - with a cotton reel!!! The sweet was later found hidden under my handbag.

Wishing you all a very happy December 1st!


  1. What fun you must have in your home! So nice to have that advent all that time too. I would like to make one.

  2. Thank you Sharyn.

    It was a pattern I found in one of my mum's magazines (and quite possibly what started my obsession with Christmas magazines). I am keeping a close eye on it, waiting to see if it needs any repairs, but so far so good, impressive as it's nearly 30 years old. It will definitely get passed down the generation.

    How are your felt supplies in the Middle East? It's a very simple make.

  3. How awesome to have a tradition of using an advent calendar you made as a child!

  4. What a cool advent calendar. I am alas without one this year but intend to make lil one one next year out of baby socks.

  5. Thank you ladies, interestingly it has only been the last couple of years that I has really twigged that there is an "heirloom" factor to it. Apparently that sort of thing happens in your 30's....


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