We will be spending part of December here in Papua New Guinea and then flying to Australia for our annual leave and Christmas. Gorgeous Girl has an Advent Calendar every year. However, it is a very large wooden train with drawers and it isn’t practical to put it in the suitcase and take with us (particularly since we always seem to gain a LOT of luggage when we are in Australia). In an effort to maintain some continuity in her life I made a transportable Advent Calendar.
If I was in Australia I would have gone to the store and bought a co-ordinating line of paper to make this. But I’m not, so I had to work from stash.
Folded bags that don’t require glue. Then I stamped on the numbers and hand drew the edging. She’ll get lollies (candy) in the Advent Calendar while she’s here in PNG. The Australian ones are more experience based “go shopping for Daddy’s Christmas present”, “eat out; your choice where” kind of thing. She’s pretty excited about it (though she doesn’t know what’s in there). So that’s good.
I had the prize sent to my SIL as we have some concerns with the security of post coming up here. I picked it up when we were in Australia recently.
Lots of lovely things, bigger than I’m used to, so now I need to find some time to play with them. Any advice on what to use to colour the chipboard?
Speaking of lovely things. I received a gift card for my birthday in October. I finally had opportunity to use it. I picked up a few goodies for scrapbooking.
Add this to the lovely die-cuts I received for my birthday from SIL and I’ve got a heap of new inspiration to play with. Now I just need to find the time to sit and play.
The collaborative Christmas cards with Gorgeous Girl have turned out well. Just need to finish a few more and take some pictures. I’ve found the perfect pattern for a Christmas gift (I’ve been very uninspired when it’s come to gifts this year) and so am eager to raid the stash later today and start making. Still have a number of gifts that I have no ideas still…