I haven’t had an advent calendar since I was a kid. The once we had were those cardboard kind that had the little chocolate candies hidden inside of the perforated doors.
I saw an abundance of advent calendars on the internet this season and that got me thinking of making one for myself and for my sister and brother-in-law who would be spending their first Christmas with their new son, Silas, my first nephew!
There is a great advent calendar group on flickr.
I made my own advent calendar based on Jenny B. Harris’s tutorial on www.allsorts.typepad.com and sent it to my sister. I am working on my own to use next year. Here are some pictures of the one I made hanging up in my sisters house. Each pouch has a little candy and a little dangle inside of it. I enlarged the pattern a bit and added some decorative stitching onto the pouch for the 25th.