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felt friday: felt advent calendars

discovered a new blog yesterday - homemade by jill. unfortunately i discovered it too late to get on board with this craft this year. fortunately we don't have little ones at home yet to enjoy it!. so i wanted to share (and blog a reminder for next year)!!!

jill set up an advent calendar sew-along inspired by this lovely pottery barn kids advent calendar:

{photo courtesy: pb kids}

the challenge: every weds in december she sent out instructions for the week.

week 1:
  • cut your main backing piece (her backing - 20x30 inches)
  • cut your felt pockets and embroider them with numbers 1-24 (her pockets - 2 1/2 inches square). she used tight chain stitch to embroider the numbers.
  • sew the pockets to the backing piece
week 2:
  • cut your tree shape
  • sew the tree to your backing piece
  • sew 8 ornaments
week 3:
  • sew on all 24 buttons
  • make 8 more ornaments
week 4:
  • make 8 ornaments
  • sew any additional embellishments to the main calendar pieces.
  • se the front and back pieces of the calendar together.
  • add tabs to the top to hang. you'll also need a dowel to hang it from.
  • put it on display and enjoy!
the results:

{photo courtesty: homemade by jill}

i love her little details:

{photo courtesty: homemade by jill}

and of course i wanted to include a few pictures from the ladies that joined the sew-along! what a success.

wow - details details.
{photo courtesy: Katie of So Happy}

personal touches for each member of her family.
{photo courtesy: little birds fly}

i just LOVE this felt friday share. and am so inspired!!! anyone interested in doing something like this with me next year? and in the meantime ... a non christmas themed sew-along? something for spring? ... hmm brainstorming session necessary!


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