Tuesday, November 26, 2013

In the Nick of Time


When my oldest went to college, I wanted her to have a little Christmas countdown calendar
and never quite got around to it. 
 
It's her 3rd year in college and
 now her sister is there too,
so it needed to happen.
 
 
 
 And when you have a fun idea,
you want others to join in,
right??
 
 
So we had a little Countdown Calendar party.
 
 
 
I printed out numbers.
 

Got the sewing machines out.
 

You take a rectangle - these are 3"x4". 
They are pretty small.
You can do any size.
If you want bigger, do a 5"x6" rectangle.
Glue stick the short side and roll into a cylinder
(looks like a toilet paper tube).
Pinch one end and sew across then fill.
 
 
I put in a candy and a little "love" note. 
Something I love about her.
 
 
Then pinch the other end
 the opposite way and sew it shut.
(Found new ones to make for the holidays!)
 
 
 
The white frames are from Silhouette,
but one gal found five frames 
at a thrift store for $1.35 each
 and used baker's twine,
turned out pretty cute.
 

 

14 comments:

  1. That is a fantastic idea! Thank you!

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  2. Grat job !!!! Fantastic !!! Thank you

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  3. Those are both cute. What a great idea.

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  4. So cute - love the idea! I bet my grandchildren would love that. :) blessings, marlene

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  5. VERY! cute! sooooo why didn't I get invited to the advent party???? so sad. I even already have a frame!
    more questions: how are wedding plans coming? can I help? I'd love to. send me an invite. are you coming to q.g. on the 11th?

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    1. I should have invited you! Wedding plans are in progress. I do have you on the invite list. Hoping to come to quilt group. The 11th is a busy day. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  6. Very cute idea! I need to make one for my daughter before she gets home from college. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  7. You always have the best ideas -- these are adorable!!!

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  8. thats such a great idea!!
    Jessica

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  9. Oh my goodness - that's the cutest advent calendar I've ever seen! You amaze me, Miss Corrie!

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  10. So lovely!
    Greetings from Finland! :)
    Ulla's Quilt World
    Hugs, Ulla

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