Sunday, 1 December 2013

December 1st..

Christmas Advent Activity Day 1.
Put up the Christmas Tree!

Around a week before Christmas I got the sewing machine out to sew my first ever Christmas Tree Skirt. I did the whole thing free hand and used fabric I got given to me by a neighbor plus two of my old shirts. This was a big deal for me as I have always wanted one. I remember one of the foster families I lived with had one and since then I always had my eye open for them but have never crossed one in the shops. Last year I asked a friend to make one but they weren't confident enough so this year, I made one.. I did it and it turned out better than I expected. Prefect for our Christmas tree! Here are a few pictures of the progress..

On December first, while putting the tree up I was amazed that it actually fit because I didn't actually measure anything. I really just roughed the whole thing.. This year, I was the one most excited about putting the tree up. The kids hardly helped at all. While they did put some bulbs on they just wanted it to be over with so they could go and watch Pokemon no matter how loud the carols were! But anyhow, the first advent activity was done. Maybe not the best start of our advent but a start..
This year is also the first year we have stockings! 
Shopping for stocking fillers have been so fun..

Do you guys do stockings?
What was your favorite thing you received in your stocking as a child?

2 replied:

Samantha said...

What sewing machine is that? I think I saw it in spotlight. Looks so compact and cute!

Tendrils Of My Existence said...

I think for two Christmases my mom put scented oil (perfume) in my stocking. It was rose oil. Still my favorite scent and still the only perfume I wear regularly.

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