I have held off posting for months now because I felt like I needed to catch up on everything that has happened since I posted last. I keep getting further behind, so I am just going to jump in mid-stream and not look back.
We love Christmas, and anticipating Christmas is almost as fun as the actual day. I love advents, and we always have one or two hanging around. Well, this year, I decided I wanted one for each child. Here is what I came up with:
This one is paper cylinders sewed in opposite directions at each edge.
I made this one last year. It is muslin bags with iron-on vinyl numbers.
This is the paper cylinders again, just different colors.
Last is this cool one I did with my Silhouette this year. You have the option of boxes or drawers for each space, and maybe next year when I have more time I will do the boxes. As it is, I think it turned out pretty well.
In each of the containers is a small piece of candy, and in one of the four each day is a scripture relating to Christmas. I told the kids they had to get their morning work done before they get to open the box for the day, and at 7:30 this morning every one was done, with no prompting on my part! Yeah! I love Christmas!