Tuesday, 3 December 2013
When Edward was a year old I made him an Advent calendar he could keep for years to come and maybe if it lasts hand it down to his children. This year I made Eleanor one. I started it back in September to make sure it would be ready by December for her. Adam and I would watch the Tudors in the evening and I'd sit with my little pile of Aida squares ready to sew each day. It turned out to be quite a long job but I loved making it. I think there is something lovely about having a handmade calendar that they can have out every year for years to come and when they look back when they are older its a memory they will love (I hope). I already have my orders from Bethany that she would like one ready for next year so I'd better get sewing.
This year I intend to record Christmas and enjoy it at the same time. I will be baking, making and creating all the way though December to make Christmas magical for us all.
Back in November Adam took me to the Christmas shop in Lechlade-on-Thames. Every year I say I'd love to go but we always run out of time. I was surprised how busy it was even though Christmas was still weeks away. I quickly snapped this photo of Father Christmas before we went in. I could easily of got carried away in there all the lovely little sparkling things, it was like a sweet shop for a Christmas loving adult.