Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Saturday in the village hall


Just to prove I did make something on Saturday in the Village Hall (with its great new windows) and even finished it off on Sunday - my advent calendar. The pre-printed panel has sat in a box for a couple of years and I'm really pleased with it finished. Now I've just got to sort something out for the pockets. I was trying to think of some non-chocolate things - perhaps treats like treat yourself to a soak in the bath. Do you any ideas?
And here is Flo on her 1st birthday. Ahhh... She decided she liked sitting under our umbrella that was drying out after a soggy walk. She can still be a bit of a bugger - but when she's cute - she's really cut.
Art class tomorrow night and I've managed to do nothing. But I know I'll have a great time. I've also got Bramble Patch on Saturday and I'll be screen printing - I can't wait.

4 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

my advent tree/calendar uses tiny wooden ornaments for each day... perhaps something like that in your calendar would let you decorate the house as you go? :-)

verobirdie said...

Your advent calendar is pretty. And I'm glad to see I'm not the only one to keep fabrics in a box for years, and suddenly make something with them!
Pretty picture of Flo, she knows how to make a scene ;-)

Thimbleanna said...

Very cute advent calendar. I've always wanted to make one but never got around to it. How 'bout treat yourself to a visit to a favorite fabric shop? ;-)

katelnorth said...

I've got two of these calendars and have been filling them for years. So I have lots of ideas for kiddies (stickers, socks (rolled up), hairclips, little bath fizzes, toy cars, lip balm, pencils, notepads) but perhaps you are looking for something for yourself? If the latter, I like your idea of putting slips of paper in with self-treats (like a soak in the bath). For that kind of idea, how about - take an hour to read, uninterrupted; eat leftovers (or takeaway) instead of cooking; sew for an extra hour instead of doing housework...