Thursday, December 4, 2008

Advent Calendar

Remember the Advent Calendar Pockets I told you I was working on? Well, they are finally done! I borrowed the idea from Jenny and adapted it to fit my decor. You can find the pattern on her blog. Jenny used cute little dangles with a Pennsylvania Dutch flavor to them. I wanted to incorporate the scripture readings from our Jesse tree ornaments so I simply numbered my dangles and wrote the scripture for each day on it.

I chose to leave the pockets themselves unnumbered, mostly because I couldn't get my numbers to look right when I stitched them on. I tea stained each dangle and the string. I really like the way it turned out, there is another row of pockets on the top of my mantle, as we have a double mantle.. I thought Jenny's idea of including a peppermint bark in each pocket was rich but the boys don't care for peppermint so I put two Hershey kisses in every other pocket.

1 comment:

  1. You are so wonderfully talented and I think your advent is so neat.I can't hardly wait to see how you have transformed that house.Isn't it fun to look at something so neat and say to yourself. I made it!!!!!!!Blessings and lots of LOVE to you this day.


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