Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
may you blossom
and find delight

Friday, December 2, 2011

It's Advent Time!

Every year, I wonder what exactly to put  in our Advent calendar. There have been the normal candies, small  toys, stones, and once I found a tiny colored pencil set that actually fit inside the boxes.
This year, I am especially engaged. Having two children in the house who are of age enough to enjoy it is a tremendous motivation. The older girls? They will receive their advent gifts in the mail.
Here is my list of ideas:
-seeds
-pine cones
-walnut babies*
-small treasure pouches
-tickets to the Nutcracker
-small handmade animals or felt dolls*
-clues to search for objects that won't fit into the advent box
-candies
-recipes (I want to make pasta with them to give as gifts)
-buttons and small sewing kit
-wooden beads and string
-yarn balls and felt balls
-paper stars (here are good instructions, also this book)
-paper trees
-small note cards
-beeswax
-homemade quilted and painted ornaments*
-love letter
The starred items are things I hope to show you in the coming days. I should not put Walnut Babies on that list. I really can't give those to my kids because they know I make them! But I can show YOU :)
What goes in your Advent Calendar?