Advent Calendar Quilt

I know Christmas is over, but I really want to show you a Christmas craft I completed, but didn’t get a chance to share before now.

The build up to Christmas was CRAZY!!

Not so much because of all the presents to buy and the planning to do for the big day (although that obviously took some time too) but more because Lil Miss P hit the most hideous patch and I’ve been running myself ragged trying to get some sleep and to entertain a baby who is no longer happy just lying or sitting around and keeps rolling over and then crying and wanting to crawl and and and!!!! Well you get the picture.

Lil Miss P’s latest milestone is wearing us both out and I just didn’t have the time, or the inclination once she was in bed, to get this post done before Christmas.

So I’m doing it late but, hey, better late than never.

Anyway, I made this Advent Calendar quilt!

quilted advent calendarApologies for the awful picture. I have no real excuse.

There’s a bit of a story regarding why I decided to make this awesome Christmas decoration. It definitely wasn’t in my original Christmas crafting plans.

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The Best Christmas Stocking Ever!

quilted christmas stockingThis Christmas is Lil Miss P’s first Christmas.

And I am SOOOOO excited!

I’ve already bought all her presents, and planned her Christmas outfit.

Christmas is all about the kids for me, no matter how young.

And I want Lil Miss P to grow up with lots of special Christmas memories.

I want her to grow up knowing all our little traditions we’ve started, and to have certain things about Christmas that mean something special to her.

Out of any other celebration through out the year, Christmas is the one most ripe with tradition and opportunity to create lots of home made goodies.

Families through the centuries have made their own ornaments and home decorations. For anyone even slightly crafty, Christmas is when we really start thinking about what unique, homemade item we’ll add to the decoration box this year.

My Christmas craft planning started months ago. I wrote a list of all the Christmas crafts I have in mind to get completed before the big day comes.

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