Or advent calendar. Whatever you want to call it, it’s hanging on my foyer wall.
I spent the past week browsing Pinterest and just becoming so overwhelmed with advent calendar ideas. I kept complaining, “we neeeeed a calendar. we neeeeed a countdown. blah, blah, blaaaaaaah.” Finally, yesterday, I stopped complaining and went to Hobby Lobby for supplies. While taking Andrew to the bathroom (OF COURSE), I noticed the shelf with wood sheets and my mind flashed to the few scrap wood trees I’d seen in my Pinterest perusing. Bingo!
I loved the look of the scrap trees, but I wanted something really quick and easy. You can see the exact materials I used, below:
I stamped the numbers using a set my MIL gave me a few years ago. Everything is hot glued together and it hangs with a small piece of yarn. I’m going to fill the tiny envelopes with activity prompts and/or chocolates (I’m thinking Andes!) for both boys. I’m glad I got it done on time. They are super excited for tomorrow! I’m just a little terrified that 2012 is already so close to being over. How’d it go by so quickly?!
first. about 70 tomatoes from my father-in-law. my sons love tomatoes. I had to stop the little one from eating the smallish ones after about 4.
second. the strawberry summer cake. I made one, last year, and loved it. I only made it once more since then, so the taste wasn’t fresh in my mind. When I took my first bite…goodness. It was like a sweet pancake with deliciously gooey strawberry jam on top. SO.GOOD.
what foods are you loving this summer?
11;a work in progress
On the 11th, this was what I was working on. Willow
in eggplant. It’s done now. It’s gorgeous
. SO beautiful, my mom has requested she receive one of these in the same color, ASAP.
12;a crafty gift
a few things picked out by my son for his teacher. I wrapped them up for him.
Oh how I love the juxtaposition of metal, wood, and lace. This framed doily is one of my favorites. It’s got a hole in it I mended with some contrasting thread. I just couldn’t leave it alone. Also- I need to dust.
14;where I craft
I sit on that yellow chair to knit or crochet. This is my yarn corner. You can sort of make out my winder attached to the little table. It’s an orderly mess. I can get through it most days and I don’t see how it can be tidier. I go through the yarn pretty quick and then it just gets replaced.
[See my other craft photos from this month.]