As promised here is a photo of the Advent Calendar that I have got for David this year.
I am also helping to spread the “Handmade & Heartfelt” goodness to David’s School. He goes to a small country school and has the best teachers. I have sent the following goodies along to David’s teacher and they kids are all going to make handmade cards, decorations and we have a tree for all the Room 3 kids that they are going to fill with their handmade decorations. Their teacher and I are working on a Gingerbread Idea at the moment. I luckly got my hands on a Gingerbread House cutter kit and we are working on the possibility of making 3-4 gingerbread houses for the kids to stick together and decorate and share amongst the class and then get to take home a gingerbread family each.
Over the following weeks I will be sharing with you inspirational people that inspire me along my “Handmade & Heartfelt” Journey. Last year I took Kim Archer’s “Handmade Christmas 2010” class online and just loved loved it. I am signing back up again. I love love all Kim's Handmade things that she makes. Here is the link to all the details about the class…
I also have purchased the first of Your Home & Garden's Christmas issues. Issue 2 out 28 November. It is full of lots of home made inspiration and I will be making many many of the things out of each issue and photographing them and uploading here for you all to see.
I have also purchased the latest New World "Real" magazine full of awesome homemade eadable home made gifts so will also be making lots of these and taking photos for you all.
In answer to Julie's question. I am happy for the swap to be either a Handmade Gift or Decoration. I know the most of you being involved with this swap would be happy with either as I know I would. Any other quesitons please just let me know.
Question of the day for you all! Stockings or Christmas Sacks or both? What do you do? We have used a mixture over the past 5 years but this year i want to make a really special one for David to have every year. We spend most christmas with Richard's family in Hamilton and David loves having a big Christmas Sack like his cousins do so will continue with that. Judith, how do you think the 3 kids would like their own personal handmade Christmas Stocking to go with their sacks this year?
Have a wonderful day everyone.