Thursday, December 1, 2011

An advent calendar of mini Christmas stockings

Yippee, it's December. Pa rum pum pum pum! I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum. That's right, no gifts yet and not even a finished advent calendar. Here is what I have so far - five mini stockings sewn from Spotlight fabric (details in previous post), each filled with a little handwritten note and 3-4 little treats (a selection of Lindt balls, fun size Milky Ways, chocolate coins, ladybug chocolates, Cadbury Magical Elves and Ferrero Raffaella balls).

It was so festive and relaxing preparing them last night. As I cut out stocking shape after stocking shape, I thought of a beloved book I was read as a child called The Elves and the Shoemaker. I wished I could leave all the unstitched pieces on the table for some little Elves to come and sew overnight, but alas, there are still many unsewn fabric shapes waiting where I left them. I'm a little sad that I didn't finish all 24 of them (or 25, not sure what is correct?) in time for the first of December, but just the sight of the first five on the mantle warmed my heart a little on this cold Melbourne morning. The ever-patient and understanding Mister doesn't give a hoot that the others aren't ready. He thought it was Christmas tonight getting a surprise selection of treats! Hope you enjoyed the first day of December and have some fun, creative festivities planned.



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