This is actually the second one that I started. I had one all cut out and laid out in red and green and white felt, but it just wasn't speaking to me so I scrapped the whole thing and started over.
It's all from my stash and mostly recycled.
There's old lace, bits of sweaters and rick rack from that giant old spool.
So you want to see it, yes?
Here it is!
Can I tell you how in love I am with this. It's all raw-edged and crinkly and wonky and oh my, perfect! I cut into all those little lace bits I'd been saving for the right project.
And here it is filled. ( minus that first week I mostly missed, I was behind schedule of course!)
Our pockets hold activities more than anything else, with candy reserved for days that I have to go to work, and ending with the Holy Mother, a donkey, Joseph and the tiny baby Jesus in the twenty-fifth. And even they're thrifted.
Some of our activities are writing letters to Santa, baking cookies, and driving around to see all the lights, but I think the nights we have flashlight time outside and make s'mores and string mini-mallows for the tree will be the best received! I'm trying to make a pair of ornaments to match each activity so the boys can hang something each morning. I'll be sure to post all about the ones that go best!
I almost forgot to add my inspiration links!
This one is so beautiful and simple.
and this pretty cutwork one.
And this great scrappy one! I love those little tabs!
And a ton more in the creative advent calendar group!