MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Friday, September 18, 2020

One done

Yesterday I finished the first advent calendar.  It's hard to see all the embellishments I added from these photos...


Here's a closeup of part of it....



 

- I found a scroll through THESE was interesting.  So many different variations!

- THESE would be fun to make for your fall decor.

- Have a look at the amazing creations of THIS artist!

- Not too sure what to think about THESE but they're interesting.

Today the quote is from Twyla Tharp...."Art is the only way to run away without leaving home"

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  1. Oh, this is so nice!

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    1. Thanks Vicki - hopefully our littlest grandson will like it.

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  2. Lovely additions--I can see that pretty gold star on the top left tree even in the smaller screen shot...
    This quilt will be a big hit I am sure...
    hugs, Julierose

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    1. I'm not so sure the calendar will be as much of a hit as what will end up being tucked into the pockets.

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  3. If I increase the size of my pages I can see the embellishments you've added. So Pretty and such a lot of work. Your grandson will love it!

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    1. Took me longer to make it than I would have thought. Of course it wouldn't have taken so long had I not wanted to add all the beads and embellishments!

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  4. Your advent calendar is lovely!

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    1. Thank you Judy - hope the little one likes it too!

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  5. Your Grandson will absolutely love this Mary Anne and, it is always so lovely to have an Advent Calendar that can be refilled rather than one that has a lot to throw away each year! Christine xx

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    1. I must say I'm happy not to have to be the one that has to fill them!

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  6. All the added beads and embellishments to this lovely advent calendar make this very special. Your grandson is going to have so much fun seeing the surprises each day gifts. A lovely finish Mary Anne.

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    1. Not sure our grandsons will notice all the embellishing I did but I had fun doing them.

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  7. The Advent calendar is so fun, Mary Anne. The embellishments really do make it sweet and special. I think your grandsons will notice them. :) And that link to the mixed art creations - some of those are really cool - one or two look like something I could, maybe, manage to do! Good inspiration.

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    1. The advent calendars are indeed fun to make. I'm just glad I don't have the job of having to fill them every year!

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  8. This one is great. It's a fun tradition too.
    xx, Carol

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    1. I agree that it's a fun tradition - the kids will get a kick out of it I expect.

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  9. I really don't see how you get the calendar done so quickly with all the embellishment. Great job.

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    1. I guess I get things done fairly quickly because I spend altogether too many hours in my sewing space.

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