On the first day of Christmas

My Mum gave to me…an advent calendar!

A few weeks ago she was looking in Inside Out and we saw something vaguely along these lines and while I forgot about it, she was tinkering away on something very special for me. On Tuesday afternoon she arrived for a cheeky mid week sleepover and she bought it along to finish it off. Daisy was beside herself with excitement about it all and when the girls were in bed we opened a bottle of Prosecco and she sewed and I drank {my best kind of craft}. By the end of the night all the little trinkets were attached on ribbons and put in their wee pockets.

This morning a branch from up the road was added into the top, some ribbon attached and voila! We have the most fabulous advent calendar – complete with my old santa sack from when I was a little girl sewn into the back. STOP IT!

The first day of Christmas we have a pear…

And other little delights that I know the girls are going to LOVE to pull out. Not only this year, but year after year…

It’s amazing Mum. Thank you SO much for something so special for our beautiful new house. We will love and cherish it forever…x

And just quitely, can you believe that this time next month we will be knee deep in Christmas morning? My favourite morning of the whole year – presents, ham on thick buttery toast and champagne!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07219272193124932806 PinkPatentMaryJanes

    Can I steal your mum?

    That is just the most exquisite thing I’ve ever seen.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09890862541890241422 Raine and Sage

    This is an amazing and beautiful family heirloom. What a clever and fabulous Mum you have. What a special tradition you’ve introduced. I like that kind of thing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09583193840744649238 MotorbikesLady

    You have a lovely mum nothing better then a handmade house gift that can be used over & over again.

    Also what a lovely heir loom (hope that is said that way) to hand down through the generations.

    (((( Hugs ))))

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07278586472887265093 Lucy

    Hmmm, seems I need to pop me out one of those babies to get a crisp calendar…..

  • KK

    WOW WOW WOW!!! Susie Q does it again. The calendar is simply sensational…. Lucy – time to get on it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03297945290586044001 1000 Homes of Happiness

    wowee! This has inspired me to get mine a going. What a clever mum xoxox

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13809921025527166599 two little buttons

    just beautiful. what a lovely gify from your mum, something to be treasured

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00523302175587144970 Belinda

    Stop it, for sure! xx.

    Wonderful! xx.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15761220164069379437 Maxabella

    I nearly fainted I love this so much. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03273633554293833746 Christie – Childhood 101

    So gorgeous! What a beautiful family tradition – did you see the last episode of Packed to the Rafters where they talked about their advent calendar memories?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12099758957492165428 Wanderlust

    Oh that is just unbelievably beautiful. Something you and your kids will treasure forever! How lucky you are to have such a wonderful and talented mum. And I just realized that it’s almost time to actually hang the advent calendar. Mercy!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16853300493603084387 Marie

    What a cool advent calendar ! Your mum is really talented, she should make a few more and sell them on etsy…I’ll buy one :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17146156270002756428 Kimberley Atkinson

    Oh how gorgeous! Now really you must have a few crafty genes in you, if your mother can make something so amazing, I am sure you can too!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04255092825888473304 Jess Myheartisyourhome

    This is just beautiful! Handmade gifts really are the best and most treasured gifts… your mum is a gem!

  • karla

    OMG so amazing, I just finished ours today it is my first time making one, obviously is nothing like your mums, your mum is super talented. Lucky thing and Merry Christmas