Okay, I know it's August. I know that I've come around the horn and next Christmas is now closer than LAST Christmas. I know I am a bit tardy in posting... everything. Always. I can only assume that the two (or so) people who actually follow this blog will forgive me. You rock.
When I told the lady at JoAnn Fabrics that I was going to use all that felt to make a nativity advent calendar, she marveled that I was starting it so soon. Hah! How long did she think it was going to take for me to crank it out? Because I was sweating to get it done by December, let me tell you. Once the fun stuff (the cute figures) was done, I was much less motivated to do the not-as-fun stuff (the numbers and the background). But I did made my deadline. Oh, and did I mention that I made not one, but two of these calendars? Because I have two kids, you see, and it was now or never.
I found a pattern online:
I added to it, and here is the final product:
I also made these ornaments, which I am in love with:
Merry Christmas! (Late or early, take your pick.)