I just saw someone who made an Advent Calender, which on the church calender started Nov. 30th, but to do a calender, we start with the 1st of Dec. Here is the site if you want to make your own Advent calender
There are a bunch of girls doing 14 days of Christmas and everyday someone different is featured on something to make or decorate. At the end of her tutorial is the list of everyone involved if you want to check them out.
Speaking of Advent Calenders, I made Monica one when she was born. I'm a sucker for sequins and beads and I have made stockings for my girls and Monica, using the sequins and beads and cut out felt pieces. These are kits that I buy. I just love doing that kind of work. And, luckily, I started this in Jan of 2007 as I didn't get it finished till the advent of 2009 when she was old enough to put the pieces on herself!!!! Here are some pics of her calender.
My shopping trip....Anymore, it's wholesale bought things. There are only a few girls who actually do the crafting. The prim booths were selling quite well, but the ladies who made toaster covers, placemats, there was no one in their booths!!!! I bought American Girl doll clothes, Scentsy scents for my daughter. There were a couple of booths there to buy supplies...wreaths, pip garlands. I bought something from them as you don't find what they had to offer, in our stores back here. And the "As Seen On TV" wasn't there!!!! And I was going to buy something from them too!!!!!
There are girls in blogland who are doing The 12 days of Christmas tutorial's http://ravenwoodwhimzies.blogspot.com/
and http://yorkmountainprimitives.blogspot.com/ is having a giveaway for 12 days, starting today. You have to be a follower of her blog to enter and you had to be following by Nov 30th.
And before we know it, it will be Christmas, cause here it is Dec 1st already!!!! Only 29 days of 2011!!!!!
Happy Shopping!!!! Happy Baking!!! Happy Caroling!!!!
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