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« on: December 04, 2007 08:02:10 PM »

Craftster inspired me to do away with the annual waxy chocolate calendars for my 4 kids and do something more special for them.  The reason they got too big was because I decided the pockets needed to be big enough to hold small toys/candies.  Because of their size I needed to hang them on 3 different walls.

They're all essentially the same, so I'll just post one picture.  I reversed the red and green felt for the boys and girls.  I ran out of time and energy with the last 3 calendars so I fabric painted the numbers on Clayton's, Wyatt's and Faith's, which, in hindsight, is how I should've done all of them.  Excuse the wrinkled pocket.

The important thing is the kids are very excited about them. 

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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2007 08:20:08 PM »

That looks SUPER nice - great job, they look so clean and well made!
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2007 08:24:08 PM »

I ran out of time and energy with the last 3 calendars so I fabric painted the numbers on Clayton's, Wyatt's and Faith's, which, in hindsight, is how I should've done all of them.

How did you do the numbers on Maia's?
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2007 08:52:13 PM »

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How did you do the numbers on Maia's?

I used one of my scrapbooking tools, my Quickutz squeeze, to die cut them out of felt.
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2007 07:36:41 PM »

Ah, that makes sense. I agree with your decision to fabric paint. Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2007 07:46:35 AM »

I think it turned out great!
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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2007 12:50:43 PM »

I don't know why, but I can't see the picture.  The icon has a little "x"... can you repost it?  Thanks!
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2008 02:20:34 PM »

littledoe, if you are still around, could you post your advent calendar picture again? It sounds great and I'm looking to make an advent calendar for my 4 year old. I've got only 3 weeks left -- help!

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