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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

In My Top 10...

That is, top 10 all time favorite projects! Now I love all my hobbies (duh) but my heart still beats just a little faster when it's paper creations! I saw a blog with this project years ago and bookmarked it for future possibilities. I absolutely LOVE this project so I did it! Now, when I first looked at it I'll admit my first thoughts were...'piece of cake, walk in the park', despite that one liner that said something about 'time consuming'. I decided to make multiples so I would have some for my sale, one for me, and one for a special friend who's name I drew in a handmade gift exchange this Christmas. (more on that later). When I decide to tackle something it's usually with the attitude 'go big or go home' or 'a job worth doing is worth doing well' (thanks dad) and so I did this project with care and quality. I wanted the recipients of these advent calendars to take them home knowing that they will last a lifetime and be a special part of Christmas' to come. Well people, that takes work and yes, it's VERY time consuming. It's not hard work, mainly cutting, and adhering, but oh, did it take time! It's hard to tell just from looking at the picture, but they are little clear topped watch maker tins that adhere to the squares using velcro. What can I say? I LOVE the outcome! I am so thrilled with how they turned out! So here's a few pics, and the link. Thanks Michelle...i don't know you but thanks for the inspiration behind these calendars. And Sarah, I was pretty sure you would like this, but your reaction was more than I'd hoped for...enjoy! If you have any questions drop me a comment and I'll do my best to help you.


  1. What is this... three post in two days?!? Who are you and what have you done with Andrea?

    Great on-the-go pics! They turned out amazing... and you know I LOOOVE the retro-ish Santa papers!

    Now bring on another project...

  2. So if I put in my order this year for a calendar next year is that doable. Although I like the one I have I would LOVE to have one like yours. It's a little more versatile than mine in case I feel like just putting chocolates in it instead of activities. Seriously let me know if that's a possibility and I'll even pay in advance (if that sweetens the pot in my favor that is)!

  3. no need to sweeten the pot...i already have one that is half-way in the works, so I'll gladly customize it for you my friend!


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