I love advent calenders - when my kids were young, I painted several 'Tasha Tudor' style calenders - one a doll's house, the other a tree with various animals peeking out. Mine had no gifts, just the little pictures behind the doors.
I love this one with the Nisse & little bags Alette posted on her site - makes me want to go make one!! I'm going to look through my red fabric - what fun to have these little bags! My daughter has last year's Starbucks 'tree' with little drawers for chocolates (or trinkets)
& I know there's a stunning blog with delightful mixed media advent calendars - I can't recall whose just now - will try to find it & add to this post! (is it yours?? I remember they were playing with arches!)
Oh, dear! I just wandered over to Leah's 'Creative Every Day' blog, & she's almost out of calendars - so I needed to order one!! A week or so ago I heard a financial consultant saying that it makes recessions even worse when folks cut way back on spending, . . . I have been doing my part to shift that, lol.
& then I went to Mother Henna's & decided to participate in a Valentines exchange :) . . . I'll never practice Christmas music at this rate!!