This is the first year that Tobias really 'gets' what Christmas is, so I thought it would be fun to make an advent calendar so we can count down the days. I love the idea of making it myself, so that it's reusable, and I can choose the treats so that he's not just getting a generic chocolate everyday, but rather, personalized treats/toys that he especially likes.
I got some fun Christmas fabric at Fabricland, as well as glittery felt. The dimensions are:
I sewed on some festively coloured bias tape.
With the leftover fabric, I sewed little bags for the treats.
The numbers were hand embroidered. A little tedious, but not too bad. I'm not much of an 'embroiderer', so it was a bit of a learning curve for me, and all the numbers are definitely not identical in size.
Time to sew them on.