Sunday, 20 November 2011

Advent Calendars

Only 35/34 days to go, the difference depends when you read this blog whether Sunday or Monday. I am sure it was only a few days ago that the number of days was 100+ and now where has the time gone. 

For those that read my blog regularly you will know that not much crafting has been done of late as I have been having a big sort of stock and a change of direction, however this weekend I did make 1 advent calendar for an order for a fur babies in our lives,  now my machine has died making an awful noise. This one is for a dog using Christmas dog fabric for the pockets, light bulbs for the main backed with burgundy.

2 events for me this week:
Thursday 24th 7pm to 9.30pm
Pamper Evening
Jolly Farmer
Binsted Lane
Nr alton 

Saturday 26th 10 am to 3.30pm
Christmas Fair
Priorsfield School

If anyone is in the are please drop by and say hello to Jill (Christmas Pie Crafts) and myself we would love to see you.

So many virtual craft fairs this year, something different but perhaps the new way to go:

CRAFTfest runs the weekend of the 26th and 27th November


Handmade with Passion runs from now until end of January

After all my sorting and tidying going to have a humongous sale of all my existing stock starting 1st December, some items may be reduced by as much as 50% so if you are looking for a bargain check out my website or the Handmade with Passion virtual fair, all will link back to my website.

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Enjoy your week


  1. Love the idea of a doggie advent! What fun. I had a fab school event this week - hope yours are just as good. Love the idea of these online craft fairs - am going to have a browse of them. Thanks for all your links - so much to discover :-)

  2. You seem to be very busy caroline, good luck with the events and i'll definitely have a look at the virtual fairs :)

  3. That is just lovely Carole... I can see that being used every year. I am sure they will be really pleased with it.

  4. That advent calendar is great, red and gold make me feel so Christmassy. Good luck with the upcoming events. x

  5. It looks lovely - a very luck doggy who gets that. Gorgeous colours and material. Good luck with your events this week - see you there.

  6. Good luck with your online experiments, I'll watch that with great interest and a doggie advent - how novel, great idea.

  7. That advent calendar is super cute!
    I'm making my cat a hat for Christmas though I'm not sure how happy he'll be about it :)

  8. Good luck with CRAFTfest....will see you there ;)!!
    Love the advent calender!!
    Sarah x

  9. The advent calendar is a great idea. The pamper evening sounds like a good idea Mich x

  10. I love the advent calendar! What a brilliant idea! Good luck with all of the events you have coming up! x

  11. Hi sweets! Looks like you have been very busy! Hope all is good with you!

  12. Love the idea of an advent calendar for pets!

  13. I absolutely love the calendar Caroline, gorgeous!

  14. Hi Caroline,, wow what a busy week. I guess it is the season! :) I love all of the excitement of shows. Hopefully we will all have a profitable season!
    I love your advent calendar. Sooo pretty. I hope your machine is up and running.
    Have a great day!

  15. Someone looks to be busy :) The advent calendar is really cute! I love the handmade ones so much more than the card with choccies that you get from the supermarkets. These ones you can put what you want in them ;)

  16. Love your doggie advent. I have two to get made this week for my grandsons but this bug has really worn me down and now my voice has gone too. Good luck with the online craft fair. Hugs Mrs A.

  17. The advent calender is super cute, it's such a busy time of year, I hope your events do you well.
    Fingers crossed that your machine recovers ok.

    Jan x

  18. What a cute Advent Calendar! I always wanted to make one of those but never did. With a grandchild on the way, I think I'm going to do one for next year tho.
    You sound so busy. :) I am so behind this Handmade Monday.

  19. Good luck with your craft fairs - both real and virtual. The doggy advent calendar is wonderful!

  20. Advent calendar looks lovely. Good luck with the fairs.


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