Thursday, December 3, 2009

Creative Space - Advent

With no sewing machine set up at the moment we went for a no-sew advent this year (envelopes stamped in one feeding session!)


It is proving a hit with the smalls and is the first thing we do in the morning while preparing breakfast as it is hung in the kitchen (on a line usually used for more domestic tasks like drying out plastic bags for reuse).



I've only managed to fill the first weeks worth, at this stage it is mostly with seeds for the smalls to plant out in the garden. I'll be putting the thinking cap on (and looking around for ideas) to fill the rest soon.

Yesterdays goodness:




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20 comments:

bec said...

I love it! I was worried that I was going to read that you'd filled it all with chocolate at breakfast time! But this is so clever-- I'm making a mental note for when I have my own little peeps! :)

Vic said...

That is really cool - seeds! I should steal that for a day or two... (...for I, unfortuanately, am one of THOSE mothers, quite happily letting the punk have a wee choccie santa before her crumpets... ;))

Amanda said...

What a totally great idea..I love the way it looks too!!!! I want one :P

beck said...

Great and snazzy idea. Now I'm trying to think of little things you can put in those envelopes... little love notes? Photo's, pegs, buttons, beads, tattoos! There are some ideas, have fun xo

Cosy said...

What cool Advent idea. Beautiful!

Kate said...

I love it! So simple and beautiful. A gorgeous tradition when it is filled with bits of nature that are also an activity to share together.

74 Lime Lane said...

great idea, i love the envelope idea for an advent calendar! so simple and effective and easily packed away for another time!

there's a great list of family ideas here
http://www.skiptomylou.org/2009/12/01/last-minute-printable-advent-calendar

yardage girl said...

What a great (low fuss)idea and great fun for your smalls! Seeds really are the gift that keep giving.

Bec said...

How cute and lovely. I bet the little ones do love it.

Nikki Cardigan said...

THAT
IS
AN
AWESOME
IDEA
ANGIE.
Love, love, love it!

Kylie said...

What a fabulous idea! Just love it and love that they are filled with fun things to do rather than a month's worth of chocolate and lollies (which is what my kids would expect!) K

Kirsty said...

Just a lovely, simple idea.

Michelle said...

What a great idea - you will end up with a fabilous advent garden.

Sherrin said...

What a great idea! I love that it's not filled with cheapie toys and lollies.

midge said...

that is such a great idea. maybe a few small christmas decorations or christmassy colour in could go in the remaining envelopes

becclebee said...

i love love love this idea. and the envelopes look lovely. well improvised...

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

I've never tried doing an advent calendar before ... and quickly growing to regret not having one this year. Every day the boys are getting up and saying "is it Christmas today??". I might have do an emergency calendar.

I love the idea of having activities like planting seeds. That's really lovely. (I'll trade you the chocolate play dough for the seed planting!!)

Tania said...

You and I are on the same wavelength. We have very cool ideas. (although mine is, ahem, a day by day, cobbled together at the last minute affair!).

Anna Bartlett said...

The seeds are a lovely idea. I let my kids fill the shop-bought advent calendar pockets this year, and they wrote notes - '15 days to go', '8 days to go', 2 days to go - you get the idea. Definitely an easy route, but will do something special for next year!

woolanthropy said...

This is the best advent calender I have seen. I love the simplicity.

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