Sunday, December 5, 2010


Advent Calenders start the Christmas season in our family.
Cadel helped me put the candy canes in each pocket and then started marking the days by enjoying the treat.
Old fabrics
elicit memories
I found this carryall when looking for the Christmas stockings.

The fabrics are corduroy I used in my maternity clothes and first daughter's early overalls.
The bag was a great size. As evidenced by the wonderfully worn condition.

Memories reflected and altered through use.

My New Carryall.

I made this new bag similar in size to the original. The base is called pet mesh. It's for screen doors. I fell in love with the fabric at a sale.

This one's for me. If time permits maybe a couple more for presents.

The season has officially started.
Baking is much the same for a Summer Christmas.
The difference is fresh fruit with the juice running down your chin.

I like the holidays and the family traditions which have developed over the years D.H. and I have lived in Australia. 40th Christmas coming up.
Dear Friends whatever your weather enjoy the season.


kaite said...

i like your new carryall, gorgeous fabric. where did you get the pet mesh?
btw, the river's up, 2.62m this evening, some of the walking tracks beside it are under water now. amazing to see, we went down this afternoon for aquick look. hgz, k.

Michele Bilyeu said...

What a wonderful Advent calendar! And I dearly love your re-purposing of fabrics!Good for you! I am bookmarking your blog...such fun!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Lovely Advent Calendar Terry...we have one here too for JoJo...Happy Baking...Dzintra♥x

Notjustnat said...

Love your houses Advent Calendar Terry. I have a couple here too but not putting them coz no one will open them :( I like your new bag - Hugs Nat

Spinning Out of Control said...

The bag is so cute! I love the Advent calendar.