So, as it is THAT time of year, I have actually been creating some things.
My first project was an advent calendar. This year is the first time my older daughter who has just turned 5 has been aware of these daily sweet treat creations.
I thought one might help with the “how many sleeps til santa” infernal questioning.
I happened across this divine offering
gorgeous. seriously gorgeous.
but at $168 I thought I would make my own, in my usual ridiculous style I looked at it and thought “I can make that, I can sew a few mini stockings, make some pouches, find some gorgeous fabric blah blah blah”
And then (also in my usual style) I procrastinated by spending my days cooking, cleaning, changing nappies, and other super fun domestic crud.
I then accepted it was NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN – until I had a brainwave. Baby socks. I have a huge bag of these, they are cute, colourful and look like perfect mini Xmas stockings.
Baby Sock Advent Calendar
I printed out and attached some numbered gift tags, raided the kids Halloween candy (hehe – they think it is all new stuff!) and done!
If I was to do it again I wouldn’t tie them so close together – I also decided to do the numbers in reverse to a normal advent so each day the girls could see how many more sleep til Santa.
They love it and it is cute & colourful. I also remember them wearing each sock so a bit of a sweet memory trip for me too.