>> Wednesday, October 21, 2009
>> Monday, October 5, 2009
So I am kinda at a holding point with my quilt. I looked all over town and can't find the really fancy baby fleece that I want to use as my quilt's backing. You know the really super soft cost 17 dollars a yard stuff. I love it and I think it would be well worth it on this quilt. So instead of sulking over it I decided to test out and Elfin Magic Craft Idea tonight. Every year around the first weekend in December our church holds a little half day craft event for the kids to come and make crafts to give as gifts for Christmas. The kids love it and adults do to. So one of the main crafts we hope to have this year is some version of an Advent Calendar. We've been exploring ideas like this one and this one and this one. We had settled on the toilet tubes one ( my family calls them durdurs) then someone mentioned they had a bunch a burlap and could we made one similar to the crayon rolls. So I gave it a shot. The Key to these crafts is the kids must be able to complete it in 30 minutes to 1 hour. The shorter the better but we want them involved. So this is my version and for this craft we would pre-assemble the burlap bag and the kids would be responsible for numbering the pockets and adding any holiday motifs they want. I chose to use fabric crayons that you can heat set with the iron for mine. I think it is super cute. Oh and why just the 12 days well our event is always after the 1st of Dec so instead of 25 days we opted for 12 to prevent confusion and overall questions. Let me know your thoughts and suggestions.