The Countdown's On . . .
We've never used an Advent calendar before, but I think the kids are old enough this year to appreciate the countdown to Christmas.
I was inspired by all these wonderful calendars and decided to give it a try.
I drew a stocking on a piece of cardboard to use as my "pattern". After a little time on Google, I learned I needed to use a blanket stitch to sew the two stocking pieces together.
If you're anything like me and have no idea what a blanket stitch is, here's a helpful YouTube video showing how it's done.
I had so much fun doing these stockings. It's opened up a whole new world of felt crafting.
To satisfy my green side, I found felt that's made from recycled plastic bottles to use on my next project.
All 24 stockings aren't filled yet. What do you put in your Advent Calendars?