Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Advent calendar - 15 December

Sorry about the short lapse in posts - been a bit busy getting ready for Christmas. I even had some orders for my felt reindeer and Christmas trees!

For those of you following my advent calendar this one will take you up until the 10th December

And this will take you from the 11th to the 15th.

I had great fun taking the shots for the videos and especially trying to get the Santa Sheep to stand up. I ended up using a combination of invisible thread to hang him from the ceiling, and pencils tapped to his legs to help keep his body up. The little felt snowflakes in this video are attached to the invisible thread to make them look like they are floating.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

advent calendar - 8 December

The 8 December brings another felt letter, this time a letter A.

This is what the tree looks like so far...

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Advent calendar - 7 December

The 7 December brings a lovely Rudolph felt christmas decoration.

He is lightly stuffed as he is actually not very big. The antlers aren't stuffed though as that would have been too fiddly.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Advent calendar - 6 December

The 6 December and my sister got another little brown paper parcel wrapped up with string....

The L is made out of felt with white buttons on both sides and white blanket stitching around the edge.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Advent calendar - 5 December

The 5 December is a chocolate day! When we were little my sister and I used to have chocolate santa lollies every Christmas so they had to be included in the advent calendar....

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Advent calendar - 4 December

The 4 December and a new Christmas decoration....

This decoration is a pom-pom made with red dots of paint on some of the ends of wool. The hanger is finished off with a red bow at the bottom. I got this decoration out of a book from the library (I can't remember which one).

Friday, 3 December 2010

Advent calendar - 3 December

The 3 December is another parcel day and felt decoration....

A little Christmas tree made of felt and buttons. You'll have to wait and see what day she'll get the other trees.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Advent calendar - 2 December

2 December and the first advent parcel arrives through the door to go with the film. Brown paper packages wrapped up in string...

See what's in the parcel by looking at the film below...

.... the first of the felt christmas decorations.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Advent calendar - 1 December

Last year I did an advent calendar for my sister - everyday I emailed her a little advent film. Some days she even got a little parcel to go with it. The 1 December is just a film day, here it is...