Thursday, November 21, 2013

advent calendar

I made an advent calendar for my children. Well, I might have been the one who wanted it way more than they did, but you know what I mean :)


I decided to go very simple and, at my oldest daughter's request, not too bright and crazily colorful.


I made four rows of pockets adorned with this totally adorable Merry Christmas ribbon, hand drawn and stitched the numbers on using black perle cotton, and attached the rows to the main fabric. Very rustic and handmade looking, isn't it? I think that's what I like about it the most.


I then added three loops for hanging and finished the calendar by placing the main panel and backing right sides together, stitching all the way around leaving about 6" gap on the bottom for turning. Oh yeah, and I put a layer of batting in the middle to make the calendar a little bit more sturdy.


I love how this black and white stripe brings such an unexpected boldness to this otherwise very subtle and understated advent calendar.

Now just to think of all the fun goodies to fill it with and we're ready for the countdown. Yay, I do really, really love Christmas. It's definitely my favorite time of the year.

Thanks for reading. Svetlana

Linking up to Finish it up Friday.

21 comments:

  1. This is so "calm" and "peaceful." It definitely contrasts with what a busy time of year Christmas tends to be. I love it!

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  2. So cute ... love the monster for day 1. Usually I'm not a big fan of stripes, but this is very nice.

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  3. I think that lovely b&w backing is your rebellion against keeping the front quiet and sedate! LOL! Really pretty! Jxo

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  4. I love this Svetlana! The calm colours let you focus on the little treasures peaking out! Although I think I'd have to fill one pocket at a time at my place! ;)

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  5. It's perfect! So pretty and that tape is gorgeous. I'm sure your children will have great fun seeing what you have put in the pockets. Great job!!

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  6. I love the details - especially the ribbon and the black striped batting. This is gorgeous as usual :)

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  7. I'm from Germany (you know, we're the advent calendar experts ;) ) and let me tell you: this calendar is absolutely adorable! As a matter of fact, I think I need to go pick some fabric to make one for my daughter right now...

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  8. It's so adorable! I love the understated-ness of it. Well done!!! Thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

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  9. The twill tape is a nice touch and the color is so bright and cheery!

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  10. Oh looks good! I'm debating whether I want to add an advent calendar to my already long list of Christmas sewing. You may have made up my mind for me!

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  11. Very cute, you're, sorry, I mean they're, going to have loads of fun with it :oD

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  12. This is absolutely adorable! So subtle and sweet.

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  13. Sweet is the word I choose, too - I love the simple design. Very effective and functional.

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  14. Very pretty! I like the simplicity of it and the boldness of the back.

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  15. So cute! I will have to make one next year for Zara!

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  16. Oh my gosh, that is just the cutest advent calendar. I love the little monster sticking out of the pocket too,,,I mean how cute is that!

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