I went thru some of my fabric bins to see what I had on hand to use for the Fabric Advent Calendar that I wrote about the other day. While I was out yesterday, I stopped at Joann Fabric's to see what they had for fabric. I found Christmas fabric on sale for 50% off, and so I bought several 1/8th yard pieces. At A. C. Moore I found a few fat quarters with Christmas prints.
I had the paint and rick rack on hand, as well as the Tim Holtz wooden numbered pieces that I bought some time back with a 50% off coupon. Don't you just love coupons?
Below: my print fabrics
I ironed the fabrics, cut out a few pieces, and then stitched two tags. The sewing went together fast, and then I stitched around the outside of both tags.
The start of my fabric Advent Calendar: using 2 fabrics so the little front pocket is contrasting.
I will post more pictures as I go along. I need to paint my clothes pins and add the numbered wooden buttons. I found the clothes pins at Joann's. Michael's only had the tiny spring wooden clothes pins and they wouldn't have been strong enough to hold a tag with a gift inside. I noticed that the clothes pins that were used came painted red. Not sure if I will have time to get my clothes pins painted. I may just go with the natural color for now.