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1  The most stress-free advent calendar ever! (IMG OBESE) in Winter Holidays by sushiholic on: November 25, 2008 01:33:28 PM
Hey all!
I made another advent calendar this year. I started hunting for ideas back to october for advents. I searched everywhere and was almost going to pay someone on etsy to build one for me! nothing seemed right- or cheap enough!

So i decided to make it the stress- free way, by just wrapping 24 presents. That's all.

It turned out to be such a good idea because we can take them with us to open them even while we're away for the weekend. Enough talk onto the photos!

Group shots:
All tags stamped by me.


Take out boxes! If you don't want to wrap 25 presents, I HIGHLY suggest these. It made my job so much easier- and 8 less presents to wrap! I think they're so cute

Some presents even have little jingle bells!

Storing them on the window sill

And just 2 more of my favorite ones..



If anyone's interested as to what's inside, I stuffed them with Willams Sonoma chocolate  strawberry bites, baby candy canes, holiday tissues (for the runny nosed people), dollar store things, things from 5 and below (BEST store ever) and puzzle pieces. I bought a Christmas puzzle from the dollar store and distributed pieces throughout the boxes!!





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2  Just your basic Zippered Pouch in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by sushiholic on: May 04, 2008 07:39:59 AM
I thought I'd be creative, but this is what i came up with.

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3  Flowery Pincushion in Completed Projects by sushiholic on: May 04, 2008 07:37:58 AM
First try at a pincushion. Done by hand- wow i really need a sewing machine after this!
It ended up kind of wonky. and you can kind of tell but oh well

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4  Orange Slice Pearler Coasters in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by sushiholic on: May 04, 2008 07:34:35 AM
Nothing too fancy but believe me, hunting through that giant bead tub for oranges was a tremendous pain



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5  Nessie Lives!!!!! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by sushiholic on: May 02, 2008 06:40:13 PM
Nessie's made for my boyfriend's birthday!
He swears Nessie exists!
This one felt and polka dots  Grin




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6  Re: Favorite Color Swap - Winter 2008 in The Swap Gallery by sushiholic on: May 02, 2008 06:37:16 PM
OMG that seriously is an AWESOME package!!
I can't even pick a favorite! It's either the coasters, the zippered pouch...the bookmark, the salts,  or the pin cushion?? Tongue
maybe the condom! Tongue Tongue

Can we have a lil close up of the zippered pouch? is it all zippers??

Only 3 zippers....
Like all the things i sent, it was my first time making it

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7  Orangey Knitted Coin Purse in Knitting: Completed Projects by sushiholic on: May 02, 2008 06:31:18 PM
I didn't want my first knitted project to be just a random square so i made a coin purse!

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8  Flower Tape Measure Cozy in Completed Projects by sushiholic on: May 02, 2008 06:29:18 PM
I have no idea why I made this
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9  Re: Favorite Color Swap - Winter 2008 in The Swap Gallery by sushiholic on: May 02, 2008 06:23:49 PM
so i received from blackinkedwords:
here's the loot
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10  ADVENT CALENDARS!!!! (A crafting virgin's first project!!) in Winter Holidays by sushiholic on: December 07, 2007 10:20:49 AM
I decided to make an advent calendar as my first crafting project EVER!!!
I was inspired by burstandbloom. visit her advent calendar for a MUCH better version!!!

So I made 2 calendars that look almost identical. One for my family and one for my family friends. For my friends', I cut out circles and secured each door with a corkboard pin. Inside each door was a clay object and each day had a corresponding present!
For my family, I cut out squares and secured it all with hot glue and velcro. The actual gift are in each door for this calendar.
Hope you like my first project. tell me what you think!!


close up of the presents

the doors

even more doors

close up of some doors
AND for my family

the one for my family (squares and velcro... gifts inside slots)
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