Monday, December 3, 2012

Advent Calendar

Here’s one of the projects I’ve been working on for the Fabric Mill.  This cute advent calendar is made from a panel (Happy Christmas by Northcott fabrics) and is quick to make.  I love how easily it came together.  (I just wrote up a tutorial for it over on the Fabric Mill's blog.)

Cute Advent Calendar from a panel (Northcott fabrics)

The advent calendar that my family currently uses is this one:

Quilted advent calendar with felt ornaments

I made it two years ago- here I am working on it while it hangs on the design wall-

advent calendar

I first blogged about the calendar here.  My kids love it and it gives me warm and fuzzy feelings since it is similar to the one we had when I was a kid.

We have a slight problem however.  About 10 of our little felt ornaments are missing.  Gone.  We suspect it was our helpful youngest son who hid them somewhere – never to be found.  So currently we can count down to about December 15th and then I’ll have to pull out my felt scraps and glue gun and see what I can come up with!  

Does your family have an advent calendar?  What do you put in the pockets?


  1. I have a little wall hanging half done of 4 snowmen looking through a window. It would make an adorable advent. Thanks for the inspiration ; )
    Yours is so cute !

  2. We have a wooden tree Advent calendar. In each little box is an ornament for the tree, and for day 24 there's a star for the top of the tree. My parents gave it to us years ago. I don't know what I'm going to do when my girls move out, they'll each want one for themselves! Maybe I should make them one of the Happy Christmas snowman panels, eh? :)

  3. Good to see a picture of you, Andy! I love the ornaments on your tree!

  4. Our advent calendar is dark blue with buttons, and each pocket has a star. So fun to see a photo of you, cute girl!

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  12. Awesome advent calendars! (Yes, I'm just now getting around to reading Christmas blog posts!) I love the Christmas-tree idea - the button-hangers are just the thing. We have an advent calendar with little papers for the pockets - and each paper has a Christmas song and verse, so the kids take turns reading them, and we all sing. Might have to make one of these Christmas-tree ones, too. Really nice work - thanks for the inspiration!


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