Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Every year I intend to make an advent calendar & every year I forget to make one until those few days between Thanksgiving & the beginning of December & time gets away from me & we have no countdown. Until this year, that is!
We set up our Christmas tree last Sunday afternoon. That evening Claire asked me if Santa would be coming since it was dark & he always comes in the night. I knew there was really no way to explain that it would be a long time until he came & that this would be the perfect year for an advent.
I set out without a real plan. I just knew that I wanted little pockets to fill with goodies. The numbers were just all hand drawn & ironed on with wonder under. I really like the quirky, personal, handmade feel that the numbers give it. I was even able to make use of some of my recently thrifted fabrics.
It still needs a dowel in the top & then I need to find a place to hang it. The kids were super excited when they came across it this morning laying out on the table.
Claire: "Mom, how did you make the countdown?" with such amazement in her voice.
Me: "I just made it last night after you went to bed."
Claire: "But how did you make it???"
Me: "I cut & ironed & sewed it together."
Claire: "Was it magical?"
Ha ha. I could squeeze her! Christmas is magical & I'm glad they're already feeling that this season.