advent calendar

December 3rd, 2007

I actually had this done early–one whole day early, but I’ve been too busy sewing to post.  I had a couple different ideas, but spent too much time thinking about them and not actually making them.  This is from some old martha stewart magazine and with two little babies in the house we are flush with baby socks (though not all in red and green, so I picked up some second hand ones).  I even had some mini clothespins on hand! I picked up a bunch of little vintage ornaments to go in each sock. This is my favorite.

If you don’t have a calendar yet (this is usually the position I am in) I think this is a nice little grown up one you can download and print.

Posted in christmas, holidays.

12 Responses to advent calendar

  1. kirsten says:

    that looks so great! cute ribbon, and cute snowman!

  2. Amy says:

    I absolutely love that advent calendar! Such a variety of cute, colorful little socks.

  3. kristin says:

    what an adorable idea! that martha really has some fun ideas. i love how you hung them in sort of Christmas tree fashion.

  4. Ali says:

    Hee hee, what fun. There is something so incredibly joyful about Advent Calendars.

  5. that is such a brilliant idea, love it : )

  6. Shirley says:

    What a fabulous idea – it’s absolutely gorgeous!

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  8. fiona says:

    oh love it! i have hundreds of baby socks! thanks!!

  9. sam lamb says:

    Wow – what a fantastic idea and even better that you hung them in a gestural tree line! And against the blue? Awesome!

    Great blog – can’t wait to hear more!

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  11. Christine says:

    Hello – I just fund your blog and I am so glad I did. I am enjoying looking at your archives. I love the advent calendar. I was wondering how you put the numbers on the socks.