Don't you just LOVE wednesday's? Say hello to wednesday "hello wednesday" It's all downhill from now on to the weekend - yippee!!!
This little project took me rather longer than my normal hello wednesday ideas!
With so many wonderful Christmas ribbons to play with this year, I just had to make my very own Advent calendar. At the top of my Ribbon list was the New England range here, so I combined the ribbons with a linen fabric and a rich cranberry felt to give me the rustic country Christmas effect I wanted.
I cut all the hearts from felt, sorry I have to admit I bought the felt at the Paris show, it is slightly thicker then we get here. I then stitched around each heart and embroidered the numbers. Now the numbers are not perfect, I embroidered them free hand as it was all part of getting the home made rustic look. If you are not happy with this you could easly draw the numbers on in pencil then embroider over the top. Or even use stick on numbers.
The back drop is a large piece of felt, (I bought a large santa stocking from one of the pound shops and just cut the back away and used that as it was plain. Much cheaper then buying a metre of felt!). I then embroidered around the edge with blanket stitch. The little hearts are just large enough to take a little chocolate santa or coin, but what I am going to do is wrap up little parcels with 3mm grosgrain.
I really had fun making this Advent calendar, and I made it for ME!