Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Just Add Treats



To say I'm not a huge fan of Christmas is an understatement. However, I do like making things that might hang around the house for short periods of time, especially if they hold chocolates. So I decided to make something to use up some scraps and pieces of fabric I had hanging around. 

Firstly using some fusible webbing stuff I added some assorted squares onto some backing fabric. Then using my finest drawing surface, which in my case was the programme from Burnley v Crystal Palace, draw on an envelope shape. I used an envelope from a mini birthday card as a template.  


Then I cut out and pressed the envelope shapes, added some embellishments and sewed up the edges. After a week of fiddling with that all I had to do was wrap a couple of sticks with some string to hang the envelopes on. 


And there we have it, an advent calendar



Ready to be stuffed full of nice things

Now all I have to do is find things to fill it. 

20 comments:

  1. My mind is now reeling. Absolutely brilliant. Excuse me - this is Chrismassy! There's a little bit of liking it in there I'm sure.
    xx

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    1. Thank you so much!

      There are some things I like about Christmas, but Christmas Day itself is not something I enjoy, it's the forced jollity. I like Boxing Day as we can escape the house to watch football!

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  2. What a great make, I love it. Whilst I don't like the commercialism of Christmas I love the Christmas season.

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    1. Thank you.

      I like the church services (even though I am not religious), lights, candles, eating loads of chocolate, having the freedom to burst into song at any time and seeing people I haven't seen for the rest of the year. I do not like Christmas Day, never have done.

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  3. I love it. It looks like a craft I could handle but never will make (lol). Do you get Ghirardelli squares? Those candies would be perfect I think in the envelopes, the mini versions.

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    1. Thank you. It is a simple, if a teeny bit fiddly thing to make but looks very nice. We have something very similar to those squares, I'll see if I can get hold of some dark chocolate ones.

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  4. What fun those calendars look. Are you going to post what you put in them? I'm a massive fan of Christmas I just love it lol especially now I'm not working I love the cooking and hustle and bustle and a house full of people.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, I'll post the trinkets and treats that fill the envelopes, I have bought and hidden some chocolates!

      I like the cooking and the hustle and bustle, but a house full of people, not for me! I'm a big grump, ha!

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  5. I like this idea. I'm looking forward to seeing what you put inside the envelopes. X

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  6. Lovely advent calendar, I used to make them for LB, but have recently gone back to bought chocolate ones for a change. Have fun filling it with lots of lovely treats.

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    1. Thank you. We usually have one with just pictures, but I fancied making one so decided to strike while the iron was hot. Or in my case buy the small pegs that were in my hand when I was at John Lewis!

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  7. Cute and such a great way to use up all those scraps.

    God bless.

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    1. Thank you. It was really nice to use up some of the bits, I didn't want to waste some of the nice fabrics on a nothingy project so this was a good one.

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  8. You're so clever, that looks brilliant!!!

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  9. That's wonderful, well done. Not sure why this hasn't shown up on my blog feed/reader thingy, sorry to have been AWOL.

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  10. I love this idea! It looks fab!

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    1. Thanks, my excitement for Christmas has disappeared since I made this but never to worry!

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