I've been gone from blogging for a while! Its been so busy with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and a Disney cruise (more on that later), and its just going to get even more busy with Christmas and a trip to Tahoe. We just got out the decorations, and I've been doing a little sewing.
First is a felt advent calender I made for a customer. It has felt pockets with numbers on them, and a tree with button on it. In each pocket is an ornament, and every day you take one out and hang it on one of the buttons! The last one is a star for the top of the tree. It was time-consuming to make with all the little ornaments, but I like how they turned out. I might have to make a few more for myself!
I've been seeing tones of cute "elf on the shelf" ideas on pintrest. I've never read the actual book, but I have heard about it. To be honest, the idea of an elf "watching you" and reporting back to Santa is a little creepy. I don't like the whole "bad or good" aspect of Santa, because I don't believe that kids are actually "bad", they all have their moments though! But that being said, it looked too much fun to pass up, so I made Levi an elf. I found a great pattern and tutorial on Jane of All Crafts blog, its a lot of little bits to sew, but came out really cute. I also added wire to the arms and legs for a more pose-able elf.
And in the morning, he will find Sprinkles on top of the mantle, replacing the stockings with new underwear and boxers for Levi.