Monday, August 21, 2017

Church Raffle 2017 ... done

I can't wait to give it to the church ladies Tuesday evening (monthly meeting) and check this project off my to-do list.

Yes, another Adnentcalendar!



Starting on the first of each December you select which Chrismon you want to add. 
Family members or visiting guests might take turns selecting it. 
The Adventcalendar will look different every year. 



Each Christian Symbol has its meaning printed on fabric on its back. 



HUGE THANK YOU again to my sister-in-law JANE in Windsor, England, for stitching all the Chrismons ... like she did two years ago for this project (see here)



Now comes the question: since this whole thing is my original design, I had to come up with a way to keep the Chrismons ready for selection. 

My first idea was this "hanging basket". I used two pieces of plastic crossstitch canvas for the bottom, back and front. I had a heck of a time making it and gave up half way through. 



I decided that this pouch might be s better solution. Again, no pattern or measurements but here it is:





I wasn't sure that I liked the pouch that much and (as you can see on the earlier photo) continued with the hanging basket and finally found a way to finish it (yes, glueing fabric can be a solution).

So, which one is better?

If there is enough interest in how I made the calendar and each Chrismon, I will concider writing the instructions. 



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