Monday, 1 December 2008

Hurray, the advent calendar is finished!

I was still working on it at 8.30pm last night! I had made the stockings but then couldn't find anywhere to hang them but then I had a candy cane inspiration moment and turned our handrail on the stairs into a giant candy cane - well, that is what it is supposed to be LOL.

So, the candy stripe is just long strips of red and white fabric, I wrapped the whole rail in white first, it looked a big bandage, I was beginning to think it was more like Halloween. Looked better after I added the red. I made the stocking from a pattern on Martha - they are dead easy and made with felt and ribbon scraps. The number tags are Allsorts dangles, the numbers are on the back. I mixed them up so he would have to hunt for the right day ;o) And the stars I just made up to act as fillers. I have also stolen Laura's advent activity idea and added a strip of card with the days activity on it. (I have only put things in stocking 1 so far...)

I ran a piece of twine under the rail (since the rail does actually have a function) and tied the stockings to that.  Ebi-kun got up this morning and I could hear him saying "ohhh, cute, cute and beautiful" 


  1. this is a lovely idea! and woah! it really lights up the house doesnt it! lovely lovely!

  2. I completely agree with Ebi-kun: cute, cute and beautiful!!!

  3. that is amazing... LOVE this idea... I wish we had a place big enough for something like this. We are in a small one floor flat with hardly any wall space, so I need to be creative.... thanks for such a fun idea!!!

  4. I knwo what it is like living is a small place, our last place was like a shoe box. At least we only needed 50cm tree and a handful of decorations to make it look festive :o)

  5. So cute!! Great idea to have them go up the stair rails! :o)

  6. You have put in such a lot of work here! Hats off to you! Ebi-kun has a fine mama :)

  7. Love the Advent Calendar!! Wonderful, and very exciting for Ebi-kun!!


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