There are so many talented people out their and so many wonderful things to choose from!
We know you have many choices when it comes to purchasing supplies or handmade items. Thanks so much for those of you that have purchased from my shop in the past. I hope you will find our new Etsy store a fun place to visit and shop!
Some of you may already know that we recently opened the store. Just thought I would share here to spread the word along with a few photos!
I think this advent calendar is one of my favorite things right now! I'm in love with the colors and textures on it. Plus all the pockets have been hand stamped and adorned with vintage and new embellishments to add to the charm and vintage feel. I love the way the unfinished edges on the pockets look and add texture. It was definitely a fun project to work on!
One of my favorite things to do when relaxing is to do some hand stitching. This calendar has plenty of that to add to the style of it. Lots of love went into each of these calendars. One of our ideas was to use it as a gratitude countdown. The pockets are big enough to fit a small tag. Every day each family member writes something they were grateful for on a tag and put it in the pocket. As a family you can read them together each night or make it a weekly thing.
In doing the tags I thought it would be fun to have your kids especially write their names and dates on the back. For us moms this will be a fun thing to look back on in the future. The tags can be added to scrapbook pages, mini albums, or even strung on a ribbon to look at.
Here you can see some tags in pockets 8 and 9. I have several of these cute tags made up and ready to photograph. I'm trying to get them in the shop soon. Of course you could always make your own tags. It would even be fun to do as a family.
The calendar is displayed with a hand painted hanger. We've also added handmade fabric flowers layered with vintage buttons. The hanger comes off the calendar for easier storage.
Hope you have enjoyed this update. I will continue to share shop goodies along with some art journaling. I have a few things I've been working on in my journal. Also a fun way to get out of your comfort zone when working in your journals.
Thanks for stopping by, Kim