Saturday, December 1, 2012


YIKES, it's December 1st already...The last few weeks I have been working on a couple of different advent calendars. The first one is from Designs on Cloud 9.
I love how the center showcases special items like a snowy tree, wooden nutcracker or glittery snowflake. The tear bear I made using the Designs on Cloud 9 pattern titled 'Bear Clauses'.
 There are 24 drawers that are on the outer edge. These little drawers measure 1inch by 1 inch. Yes, these are very small to fill, but perfect for all the best things in life...(love notes, small chocolates, money, or diamonds~like diamond earrings, diamond bracelet, diamond necklace, or diamond ring.)
I also made two other advent calendars from SVG CUTS. Unlike the first calendar, this one has doors instead of draws that pull out. What I like about this version is that the door sizes are different, some are easy to fill while others are a bit challenging. Still fun to fill.
I made one of these several years ago for my sister who is a master seamstress. I filled it with all sewing notions like safety pins, buttons, thread, zippers, little scissors etc. I am not sure which was more fun making the calendar or filling it. (I felt like I was on a scavenger hunt looking for things that would fit to match the sewing theme.)
These two that I made are for two special little girls in my life. It was so fun filling these too with rings, lip gloss, hair things etc. I even found two tone lucky rabbit feet for each calendar. (They are going to freak when they open those doors.)
 Here is a close up of one.

Here is the other one, this pictures shows you better the idea of the doors opening. How cool huh? I hope they both love their advent calendars. Now if you got one, go see what is behind Day #1.


  1. I so loved MY Advent calendar! Hadley was squealing with delight to show me hers! It came out fabulous!

    1. Thanks so much...Hadley will definitely be squealing when she opens door #25 to find that rabbit foot. SHHHH, I want to see if I can hear her all the way from Florida.

  2. AMANDA!!!! These are awesome!! Your sister is going to love this, and I am sure that you are going to make a couple of little girls very, very Happy!!! Karen♥

    1. Thanks so much Karen. From the previous comment you can tell that my sister did love her calendar a few years back. I will keep you posted on how the other two go over :)