On the first day of Christmas

My Mum gave to me…an advent calendar!

A few weeks ago she was looking in Inside Out and we saw something vaguely along these lines and while I forgot about it, she was tinkering away on something very special for me. On Tuesday afternoon she arrived for a cheeky mid week sleepover and she bought it along to finish it off. Daisy was beside herself with excitement about it all and when the girls were in bed we opened a bottle of Prosecco and she sewed and I drank {my best kind of craft}. By the end of the night all the little trinkets were attached on ribbons and put in their wee pockets.

This morning a branch from up the road was added into the top, some ribbon attached and voila! We have the most fabulous advent calendar – complete with my old santa sack from when I was a little girl sewn into the back. STOP IT!

The first day of Christmas we have a pear…

And other little delights that I know the girls are going to LOVE to pull out. Not only this year, but year after year…

It’s amazing Mum. Thank you SO much for something so special for our beautiful new house. We will love and cherish it forever…x

And just quitely, can you believe that this time next month we will be knee deep in Christmas morning? My favourite morning of the whole year – presents, ham on thick buttery toast and champagne!


  1. Can I steal your mum?

    That is just the most exquisite thing I’ve ever seen.

  2. This is an amazing and beautiful family heirloom. What a clever and fabulous Mum you have. What a special tradition you’ve introduced. I like that kind of thing.

  3. You have a lovely mum nothing better then a handmade house gift that can be used over & over again.

    Also what a lovely heir loom (hope that is said that way) to hand down through the generations.

    (((( Hugs ))))

  4. Hmmm, seems I need to pop me out one of those babies to get a crisp calendar…..

  5. WOW WOW WOW!!! Susie Q does it again. The calendar is simply sensational…. Lucy – time to get on it!

  6. wowee! This has inspired me to get mine a going. What a clever mum xoxox

  7. just beautiful. what a lovely gify from your mum, something to be treasured

  8. Stop it, for sure! xx.

    Wonderful! xx.

  9. I nearly fainted I love this so much. x

  10. So gorgeous! What a beautiful family tradition – did you see the last episode of Packed to the Rafters where they talked about their advent calendar memories?

  11. Oh that is just unbelievably beautiful. Something you and your kids will treasure forever! How lucky you are to have such a wonderful and talented mum. And I just realized that it’s almost time to actually hang the advent calendar. Mercy!!

  12. What a cool advent calendar ! Your mum is really talented, she should make a few more and sell them on etsy…I’ll buy one 🙂

  13. Oh how gorgeous! Now really you must have a few crafty genes in you, if your mother can make something so amazing, I am sure you can too!

  14. This is just beautiful! Handmade gifts really are the best and most treasured gifts… your mum is a gem!

  15. OMG so amazing, I just finished ours today it is my first time making one, obviously is nothing like your mums, your mum is super talented. Lucky thing and Merry Christmas

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