It was perhaps not the best thing to begin sewing an advent calender on the 30th of November. But better late than never as they say. This has been on my list for a few years now, but with having a new baby last November and moving house the November before that, any advent calender plans had been put on hold.
I used pretty scrap fabric that I had on hand for the little pockets. Some were home decor weight, some quilting cotton, cotton voile, calico, linen and vintage sheeting. I wanted something a little more subtle and not screaming "christmas".
I roughly embroidered each piece and didn't concern myself too much if it was wonky. All to add to the handmade charm I kept telling myself.
I then pinned and sewed all the pockets onto a piece of (op shopped) calico. Which I then hemmed and attached a few loops to.
So it now hangs on my hooks in the kitchen. Adding a little floral festive cheer to my cooking corner.
The kids are most excited to have an advent calender in the house. Most handy for the perpetual question of how long it is until christmas. Also handy for popping notes such as these into the pockets.
Hoping you all had a lovely weekend.