Friday, October 19, 2012

my nativity advent

Guess what. Christmas will be here before we know it. Hooray!

Years ago, I was searching for the perfect Christmas Advent Calendar. I collect nativities, so a nativity advent is what I had in mind. But I couldn't find one anywhere! Oh, I looked and looked and looked, with no luck. So I decided to make my own. I cut and stitched and covered myself in teeny felt scraps for days. And in the end, I had this:

It is one of my favorite things, and turned out exactly as I had pictured it in my head. Every morning in December, my kids race to put up another little guy, culminating in the placing of baby Jesus in the manger on Christmas morning. It is so fun!

Jessica, a reader of my blog and felt crafter extraordinaire, recently opened an etsy shop where she sells a version of my advent calendar (with permission, of course). If you are on the hunt like I was, you can purchase one here!


  1. it really is perfect, stephanie. well done.

  2. Wow, that must have been a huge pain to make if she can charge that much for it!

  3. That's so cute. I love it!

  4. My mom made one for us when we were little. It is super simple but I love it and all the memories associated with it.

  5. I absolutely love this. You are SO talented!!

  6. Can you tell me how big it is? If you made it bigger than 12x12 where did you find the paper to decoupage it? Thanks so much, it's really beautiful!


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