Miranda’s Advent Calendar

Pattern at Hobbycraft – though I accidentally ignored it in certain strategic places, it probably would have been better if I paid attention! (Also, we’ll forget about the bit where I threw the sewing machine across the room! Stupid thread tangling machine!)

I’m a bit worried about filling 24 pockets for the next n years, but I guess I can always just resort to the all chocolates, all the time plan if need be.

I’d like a star for the top like in the patten, but my sewing wasn’t going to work on that one, so am waiting for more inspiration.

For the record this year she’s got 5 Happyland people & animals, 3 cars, 3 Batman model bits, a xmas dec (scheduled for the day we put the tree up), 2 packs of Thomas the Tank Engine stickers, a pack of xmas snap cards (in the big pot pocket for the 24th), a bouncy ball, and the remaining 8 are bits of woolies pick’n’mix sweets. It all came in at about £15, which I didn’t think was too bad really! (And I’ve got some bits left over for her stocking too.)

I just hope she gets her head round the “one a day” thing!

Flickr: Gingerbread House Showcase

we made a gingerbread house from a kit last year and were a bit disappointed with the longlife gingerbread and chewy sweets. i plan to attempt to make one from scratch this year with choc fingers, smarties, marshmallows, 100s&1000s etc