Friday, 4 December 2009

It's beginning to feel alot like Christmas

Talk about last minute, i finished an advent project on the 30th November! I had been waiting to use the new Very Merry range from October Afternoon but was getting doubtful as to whether it would reach the UK stores in time, luckily it did and the little gingerbread men were worth the wait. I had seen an advent box made out of match boxes designed by Tracie Hudson and wanted to make something similar for my boys. I decided to use large match boxes as they are big enough to hold small cars, socks etc as well as chocolates. I'm pretty happy with the way it has turned out, the only problem I have is trying to explain to the boys that they can only open 1 drawer each day -they were so excited when they got Postman Pat socks that they are a bit too eager to check out what is in the rest of the drawers!


  1. Sharon, loving it made out of larger matchboxes - I made mine (from Tracie Hudson too) out of the smaller ones a couple of years ago and they really are too small to put much in there! Think I'll add a larger one to my evergrowing to do list!

  2. Fantastic - For the past 2 years I've said I'd do one, but never get around to it. Might start mine in January to get a chance to finish it by next Christmas - LOL

  3. Ooh I love these Sharon! I made one for my nephew last year and when the babies are older I'll make them one each too. Very cute.