Well... it's officially December! If you remember this post, you know that I have been counting the days until Dec. 1. Why? Well, for the last few months, I have been hang sewing an advent calendar which begins on Dec. 1. It was touch and go there for a while. Lots of real late nights and double movie marathons with Bluejay while I sewed, but it's done! I actually finished it two nights ago so last night Bluejay and I were able to do this:
in front of this:
in front of this:
We set up our sleeping bags in front of the tree and huggled (hug + snuggle = huggle... we're dorks). Last night I discovered that Christmas tree's are like bonfires in that I could stare into their glowing lights for hours!
But back to the giveaway and the advent calendar. The idea for an advent calendar had be nesting my head for a while, but when Bluejay's mom gave me a bunch of her old holiday fabric, that little egg hatched and my craftiness exploded! I had no idea it would be such a long process. Here are some pics:
(it hasn't been hung yet... hence the funky shaddows)
Inside each pocket there is a little birdie. Each birdies is different and will be pined to the tree on the corresponding date. There's going to be a million (ok...24) birdies in that tree come Christmas! So what's the giveaway? The advent calendar? Um.... no. Too many blood sweat and tears put into this baby. But, I happen to have a little birdie who needs a home on someone's tree. I will choose a random commenter to receive this yellow birdie in the picture.
If you leave a comment on THIS POST by noon on December 3, 2009 to be entered into the giveaway. Please check back to see if you have won! Once the winner has emailed me their address, I will pop that little birdie in the mail and you can put him on your tree in a couple days! Good luck everyone!