When 13 is one, you’ve started too late

I finally finished one of my advent projects (the other one I’m hoping to have done next year). In case you don’t know an advent is a countdown to Christmas (my baby-sitter didn’t know what it was).

This is one of the Silhouette advent calendars, they were running a special and I picked one up (looks like they are no longer at the store, maybe they’ll come out again next year). It comes with a download card to make all the little drawers (making little boxes are also an option). I stayed up way too late before my trip to California working on this, cutting the boxes was so addicting! I used a variety of cardstock patterned papers, and then regular vinyl for the numbers and letters.

I have the perfect place for it above our fireplace. It’s great because Tuesday can’t reach it, yay!

Even though I had a great time visiting with my dad in California, and seeing Indianapolis for the first time (we took off a day after we got back from Cali), it is kind of a bummer that the first box Tuesday gets to open is the 13th. I love the lead up to the holidays, all the planning, the crafting, the wrapping. It’s so crammed together this year. Expect posting to be light while I decorate, sew, knit, and generally craft it up! Oh did I mention I threw a baby shower Sunday, the day after I got back from Indy? I am so crazy, but I love it! Hope your holiday prep is going well, are you getting as crazy as me?

5 Replies to “When 13 is one, you’ve started too late”

  1. this turned out so great! It looks so much better than the already amazing sample one on the site! Although that is what I would expect since you made it! I love it!!

  2. I love this! You have the perfect spot for it. Happy Holidays!

  3. I love it! and who cares what day you start with… you got it done before Christmas and you’re going to love it next year!

  4. What a cool Advent Calendar! Anything inside the boxes? And I have to say, I’m not surprised you’re days have been crammed and crazy with crafting, traveling and Christmas-goodness… you’re my one friend who always has 50 things going on at one time. It’s something I can count on you for…things are never boring when you’re with Amber! 🙂

  5. It was cute sans numbers, and even better with! I like how you varied them 🙂

    And you threw the best baby shower–thanks for doing it! I don’t know how you manage!!

    Amazon got our advent business this year–Starwars Legos for Jake, and regular Legos for Clara 😉

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