Friday, December 9, 2011

Oh little advent.








Finally!  Year after year I have wanted to make an advent calendar and every year I find myself at December 24th without making it happen.

THIS year, I found myself at December 5th and thought, oh well, better a little late than never at all. Besides, The Kidlet was ok with opening up 5 on one day. ;-)

The present are filled with odds and ends...a tiny nativity scene, a spinning top for The Kidlet, pens for The Mr. (one of his favorite things) a yo-yo, pencils, tiny finger flashlights (The Kidlet ADORES flashlights.) and so on Nothing to crazy, lots of things I found in the dollar bin at Michael's Crafts, packs of pocket sized coloring books with erasers and pencils and sharpeners. I was able to divvy them up into little packages so I didn't have to spend $25 on it. I think I spent about $12, all said and done. 

It has turned into quite the learning experience too. We've had to tie in the calendar, learning days of the week and counting. (I've turned into a home school mom!!! Ahahah, my mother turned EVERYTHING into an opportunity to learn, something that was helpful and at times maddening whilst growing up. ;-))


Other than the advent calendar I've been working like a busy little bee, crafting away to my hearts content with one of the friends I've made since moving here to SLO. We've had loads of fun and have found we actually get a lot more done working together than alone. We've kept each other on task and have started to consider an Etsy Shop together...

I know, I know, this is something I've talked about for YEEEEEEEARS now, but we have actually gone so far as to start writing down our plan for the shop, what 3 products to start with, shop name, prices, supplies to buy, and a work space (she's moving into a new place and is setting up TWO glorious desks in her room so provide sufficient space for us...something I'm sure The Mr. will appreciate as currently our work space has our bedroom floor.)

So we shall see...mid January is the tentative plan for opening so far and we will be sure to have a giveaway!!!! I will let you know when we decide for sure! 

Lovies and loyalty,



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Budget Beautiful said...

Simply ADORABLE! Great job. Where did you find the case to put it all in?

The Body Electric said...

Thanks Alicia, I got it at a parking lot sale in tower district a couple years ago. $3, as I recall. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it and always have my eyes open for more!!!

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

Love it, love it, love it! I've just posted a Christmas post and there's a photo of my advent calendar up :)

I can't wait to hear all about your crafty adventures ;)

x Jasmine

Marisa Noelle said...

Could that calendar be any cuter?? I think not:) What a wonderful really have me wanting to make one for my son next year, especially incorporating in the little lessons on days of the week, numbers, and so on...that's perfect!

The Snail Trail said...

<3 <3 <3 :)