Monday, December 21, 2009

Nativity Advent Calendar



I saw the pattern for this advent calendar a few years ago. I had searched all over for a pattern for a nativity advent...there aren't a lot out there. Growing up we had an advent calendar that we would race each morning to be the one that was able to put the new piece up for the day. Now that my girls are old enough to really get into it I wanted to have one at our house. The pattern that I used for all of the pieces is from Art To Heart.
Then I wanted to change up the manger and background a little bit so we made up this pattern. I love the way that it turned out. It was A LOT of work and time, but it will be a fun addition to Christmas at our house every year!

17 comments:

Jessica said...

I love this! I want to make one for my family to use next year!

Natalia said...

Ashlee, I LOVE the final product! Now I want to remake mine! I love it! You are so darn creative! :)

des said...

Wow ash! those projects are amazing. seriously amazing. I LOVE your advent calendar. I think you should make a tutorial on how to do it, cause I'm seriously interested in it....I'm not as skilled as you- but I love the manger and it is something that I want my advent calendar to look like.
and the doll houses. Those are so cute. Syd would die. She loves the little dollies the best too- polly and the princesses. it would be perfect, thanks for sharing.

AllisonK said...

I saw your advent calendar on the Piece N Quilt blog and just had to come and tell you how wonderful it is. Thank you for sharing!

angelfishy said...

Wow! Love it! I love that you changed some things to make it your own. I bought that leaflet from Art to Heart as well, but have not made one yet. Yours is inspiring! My Advent Calendar, a tree with buttons for ornaments, is one of the links for Piecenquilt's Homemade Christmas. A quilted Advent Calendar is definitely a labor of love.

Crystal Hendrix said...

I love this! Can you share what pattern you used? I would love to make one for my family. I have been wanting to make one for some time now.

Sew It Up! said...

I love the way your advent calendar came out!

K'Lyn said...

This is perfect! I have wanted an advent calendar that I love and have found some that I thought were quite cute, but I want to make this one. Thanks so much for sharing.

michaela said...

please oh please oh please share a tutorial! This had me at hello.

Confessions Of My Obsessions said...

I love this! Oh how I wish I could sew! I hope you don't mind I linked this on my blog! It's just so adorable! Thanks for sharing!

SAHMamacita said...

Hi,

Do you have instructions as to how to make the advent calendar?

Thanks,
Katherine

Anonymous said...

My son and d.i.l. just picked out this pattern for me to make for them. I am thrilled but I see you made some significant changes. I agree with the other comments that it would be great if you would post a tutorial. Especially about the back pieces, the pockets, how you did the numbers, etc. I haven't done much quilting so I need all the help I can get :)
Thanks,
Susan

The Girl with the Red Lenses said...

HI!!

I love this idea. My gramma and I would love to know what the name of the pattern is called so that we can buy it. Thank yoU!

RockinRo said...

Hi there,
I was wondering if you could possibly tell me where to buy the pattern for this Advent calendar? I could not find it on the Art to Heart webite. Can you sell it to me or the directions?
Rochelle

Marc said...

Thank you for the great idea! I have been looking for a good Christ centered advent calendar. I will change it up a bit and make mine magnetic. I think it will be easier for my lil ones to handle.

Alexandra said...

I have spent way too much time trying to find this pattern and figure out how to make this ADORABLE advent calendar. It is EXACTLY what I am wanting to make- please let me know how to get the pattern or directions. thnaks

Karen Enns said...

I had a hard time finding this pattern as well. I finally found and got good shopping to Canada from kayewood.com