Saturday, 1 December 2012

December is upon us!

It may not be to everyones taste but I think it's  ok
I'm not the biggest fan of Christmas and all that comes with it. Too commercialised in my opinion and people always spend far too much money things people don't need. Keep it simple and keep it honest is what I have in my head. Advent starts on the 4th Sunday before Christmas so in preparation I have made an advent calendar and filled it up with little chocolates. Hand sewn in a rather ramshackle way the whole thing is made out of cheap off cuts of material (about 30p per piece of coloured cloth) and a garden stick. It's not perfect and it's a little rough around the edges but I can use it again and again each year. I may even sew on a few more decorative bits and pieces next year to add something new. But until then,the countdown to Christmas has begun...

This is before I started sewing all the little
pockets on which took a VERY long time!