Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Advent Calendar

This is an Advent Calendar that took TWO years to make. 
I actually didn't work on it for two years, but two Christmases ago is when I made the calendar, and was resolved to finally make my ornaments this year. 
They were time consuming to make, but oh so worth it!

Many of the ornaments are random, but they are copies of the ones I grew up with.
(mouse, ice cream cone, sheep)

When I was little I always wanted the heart to be positioned between the two ginger people.
They are after all in love. 

I always felt that the star had to be the last ornament on the tree, but my girls have already decided that they have to start placing ornaments at the top of the tree and work down.
 Doesn't the tree look so full and happy?

Now... here are some close ups of my hard work.
The color is off on some, and the details are hard to see... but you'll get the idea.
 Bell, Star, Present
Sugar Cookie (or pie...), Penguin, Snowflake 

Gingerbread Gal, Gingerbread House, Gingerbread Man 

Sheep, Heart, Black Sheep 

 Owl, Wreath, Mouse

Snowman, Santa, Angel 

Mitten, Christmas Light, Candy Cane, Ice Cream 

Bird, Stocking, Peppermint

Well, there you have it folks!
Really, should it have taken me a month to get these all made?
I don't know.

So... if you're feeling wildly ambitious...
Craft. Me. This!


Camille said...

Oh my goodness, this is AMAZING! I am super impressed.

Sarah J. said...

Oh my goodness, I am in AWE! You rock Liz!

Kelly said...

that's so cute. i love it!

hotbutteredpopcorn said...

I totally recognized the cookie, yummy. Congratulations, it is adorable.

McFamily said...

THAT IS AWESOME! I love it! Great job Liz! You are so amazing!

Brittany said...

Wow! Your girls are going to love that you passed on a tradition from your childhood. I just wrote on your Christmas card, thinking about these ornaments, and now here they are! :)

Tina said...

I agree. Amazing!!!
You are my hero! I love it.

Julia said...

That is gorgeous! Nice job! If I put in an order now, can I get one in two years, too? :-)

Joan said...

Amazing!!!! You are seriously so amazing!!! I love it.

Momma Twitch said...

Oh, Liz!!! I LOVE it!!!! It looks AMAZING! I swear I remember the one from your house when we were little. You did a great job!!

Brooke said...

WOW! So amazing!!!!!

Karah said...

Seriously amazing! It looks fantastic... every single ornament is so detailed and perfect. What did you end up using for the ginger-people eyes?

Deb said...

Yep, mine SUCK. I love yours! They turned out adorable! Great job. Your sheep are 100 times cuter than mine, oh boy. June calls mine turtles and burst into tears once when I said that they were sheep, not turtles. Ok, how much do I have to pay you to redo mine? :) Seriously.

Lizzie said...

Thanks everyone! They were a lot of hard work... and sorry... I don't think I'm ever going to replicate this work again! If my girls want one, they'll have to make their own (just like I did). :D

@Karah - I ended up using paper brads for the eyes. Just poked them right through the felt. I love the way it ended up looking... we'll see how it holds up through the years.

Melissa said...

Liz this is so GREAT! What a fun tradition for you family and it is SOOOOOOOO cute! You did a fantastic job...all that hard work paid off!

Charity said...

Oh my goodness, Liz! I think that is the most adorable advent calendar I have ever seen. You can tell that you put a lot of hard work and love into it. Amazing!

Aden & Jamie Hirtle said...

I think this is the best sewing project you have done to date. It looks AMAZING. Please post this in pinterest so you can show it off!

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