Because my mother's first Christmases as a homemaker took place in the late 70's, I remember having a lot of felt Christmas decorations. Well, felt and sequins to be exact. Felt Christmas tree ornaments, felt tree skirt, felt stockings, and felt tree advent calendar.
I think they were all kits that my mom sewed. And as the nostalgic child that I am I've looked for a kit the last few years, but I've never seen one. So last year when I saw this calendar by Inchmark, I was in love.
A few weeks ago Homemade by Jill made an invitation for anyone who wanted to sew-along with her to make our own calendars like Inchmark's. I debated back and forth on whether or not I had time--then I debated on how exactly how I wanted to do it. But I finally started this weekend. (Jo-Anns has felt sheets on sale for a quarter right now.)
I'm definitely behind on Jill's schedule to have it completed before the first of December, but I figure I only actually have to have one of the ornaments completed for the first. Then as long as I'm at least one day ahead there will always be an ornament to put up the next day! (Hopefully I'll be more ahead than that.)
Now I just need a picture of my mom's calendar to get ideas from all her ornaments!