Probably many of us do not want to be reminded of how quickly Christmas is coming but today marks the first Sunday in Advent, four Sundays before Christmas Day. I am not a particularly religious person, but I think all the Christmas build up starts from today. No more so than the setting up of my advent calendar.
I do not go for a chocolate one and I cannot remember having one as a child, although I may well have done. Mine always displayed a Christmas scene and were not related to any cartoon character or tv programme, I think my mum was a bit old-fashioned about these things, and to be honest for that I am very grateful as I feel the same.
I have had the same advent calendar now for the last 4-5 years and it is homemade. Homemade by me and here it is
There is no glass so I can hang these little decorations on them which are also hand made and were rather fiddly but worth it for the overall effect. Plastic canvas is tough to stitch on.
I do not think this kit is available anymore so I am grateful for having seen it years ago and then spent 3 months making it at the beginning of the year to then have to wait 9 months before I could use it! I look forward to Wednesday when I can hang the first decoration on it.
This has given me some new enthusiasm to finish a christmas piece which I started last year but I am now stuck between that, the knitting and the decopatch letters which are for Christmas presents. Now if I did not have to go to work I would be able to fit it all in and also could read more as well!
So what next for the Christmas build up – the tree but I do have some other homemade christmas decorations which I will show you over the coming days.