Whew. This is one of those projects where I totally bit off more than I could chew. Hence why I’m blogging about an Advent Calendar on December 8th BUT it is done & I am pretty proud of it.I had to wake Samster up from her nap (don’t even get me started on the naptime purgatory we’re currently stuck in…she naps & she’s up all night, she doesn’t nap & she’s a bear all evening & begging me to go ‘night-night’) but at least her wake up grumpiness was immediately cured when she saw the calendar up on the wall with stickers, lollipops, trinkets & smarties hanging out of the pockets. Add that to the fact that I let her sleep in her Sleeping Beauty princess dress & you’ve got Samster’s BEST. DAY. EVER.I really love the way the pockets turned out but I have to say I’m a bit disappointed in the overall construction of the house. After December 1st went by I started rushing & that equals sloppy. But what can you do, everyday that went by I began to curse this calendar more than love it. It was time to wrap it up so I spent the last two nights staying up until midnight but at least it’s done. Whew.I wasn’t sure if there was still interest in the templates since I doubt anyone’s going to still be sewing an advent calendar but if you do want the templates for the pocket designs than just leave a comment letting me know. I suppose they’d make good holiday applique designs, no?
I’m going a little light on the Christmas decorations this year but the calendar really did pull everything together…Best idea I’ve had lately? Putting Sam’s little Ikea play table in the kitchen. She eats all of her little snacks there, colors, plays & it’s right in the middle of where I’m usually at…the kitchen. We dragged it out when we had a friend over for dinner & it’s stayed in the kitchen ever since. BTW, playtables & chairs are really overpriced in my opinion but the ‘Critter’ set from Ikea is only $24 for the table & $12 a chair. Woot! Woot!
OH! And other exciting news, I actually managed to create a tutorial this week too! It’s a great J Crew knockoff that I did for a guest blogging post I’m doing for www.howdoesshe.com this Friday, can’t wait to share it with you guys. You’ll be so proud, it’s like I’m almost back on the blog wagon! (fingers crossed!!!)