Thursday, December 6, 2018

Countdown to Christmas

Well, I missed day 5 of the 31-Day Blog Writing Challenge, but I'm not gonna worry too much about that.  At least I'm back today, right?  

What kid doesn't like to count down to Christmas?  The excitement of a little surprise every single day before the BIG day!  🎅

When our son was little, I made a gingerbread man countdown, using a gingerbread man cookie cutter, brown grocery bag, and some puff paint.  He and I decorated the gingerbread men each year with the paint, and then I would write something fun inside each one.  I know I still have those around here somewhere, probably in one of the many boxes of Christmas decorations.  

After several years of making these, I thought it would be a good idea to make a permanent one out of felt.  I thought it would be cute to stuff them, so I made just one.....and that was enough to make me come up with another design.  Although it was adorable, I knew it would take me forever.  
So I decided to leave the stuffing out and just sew around the edges, and eventually add the face & buttons, although it appears that hasn't happened....yet.  
The pocket on the back is for a piece of paper with the fun activity of the day written on it. 
I just love the homemade look of this!  I started these close to 20 years ago and then they got put away in a cute little snowflake bag and were never finished.  My son is 29 years old now so probably doesn't want it, but I kinda want to finish it.  This should be a relaxing little project to work on while watching Christmas movies, right?  🎄🎄🎄


  1. those are the cutest! and you could always string them around the tree. you should definitely finish them! fun memories.

  2. I was gonna say the same thing! Like a garland.

    So, it's like an advent calendar!
    Kate makes me a cute little box with 24 individually-wrapped pieces of different kinds of cheeses, all numbered. I eat the delicious piece of cheese labeled "7" today, and at the end, she gives me a list of what the cheeses actually were. It's like a grown-up cheese-lover's advent calendar. ;)

    She makes 2--one for me and one for her.
    PS. She gives me a little piece of paper so I can write down observations about the cheeses, but who has time for THAT exercise? *eyeroll*


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