one of Max's favorites
Hannah's favorites... the H for Hein (or Hannah) and the ballerina
I love the red shoe... thank you Barbie!
and of course baby Jesus... a favorite of all of ours.
My inspiration came from the Junk Drawer Advent Calendar over at
the first time I saw the one that they made, I just knew that one day I would make one.
Well, that day was actually a few days
and I didn't even make mine as detailed as theirs is!
I stamped the small tags with a script stamp in red and then stamped
the days onto them, and then I scrounged through all of my doodads to
find the treasures for the tags.
I tried to make sure that there was a good mixture and that they would
mean something to all of us.
I wanted our calendar to have pockets of some sort so that I could put treats in them for the kids.
(they would not have been so eager to help me assemble it today if there wasn't going to be treats involved!)
I folded an envelope in half and then I sewed a square of burlap onto the front.
Then I glued the tags on top of the burlap and the twine into the inside corner.
A friend of mine gave me the idea to string the tags onto a large frame,
and when I told Hannah the idea, she thought the chalkboard could be the huge frame.
So we stapled the twine to the sides and tied the tags to it.
We had an assembly line going as I glued, Max sorted and handed me the pockets and tags,
and Hannah cut string and tied them up.
family project for a sick day for the kids.
Hopefully they are good to go to school tomorrow!
We had our first snowfall last night, we only got 2" or so but the
communities around us got hit pretty hard with about 10"!
We were one of the only cities in the area to have school today.
excuse the screen but this is the view from my kitchen window,
I haven't put up curtains in a while and this is why...
it gives me the opportunity to keep an eye on Max when he is back there playing with his buddies!
fa la la...
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