Wednesday, December 21, 2011
I'm a year ahead already. Call me crazy or just creative, I went out to find some purple, blue, white and gold satin. I plan on sewing 25 mini bags with ribbon drawstrings over the next 11 months.
I have little tinkets too that will go inside. On the special Sundays of 'waiting', I will embroider the words: HOPE, PEACE, JOY and LOVE. The Christmas bag may say CHRIST on it too.
The dollar store is a simple way to find tiny treats. I am trying not to make this calendar a high calorie project. Yes, there will be one day of Almond Roca, one candy cane and maybe a Turtle chocolate. (I don't quite know yet.)
The months I will spend sewing and embroidering will pass quickly, but I want to make a special project that is pretty and instructive. A pocket on the outside of each bag will have a quotation, a blessing or a scripture for the season.
I'm so far ahead of myself this year, I'm practically bubbling over!
Do you remember any Advent calendars in your past?