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advent blog

I’m going to go ahead and file this one under “I do it to myself.”  See, I got it into my head that we needed an advent calender, mostly because I was always jealous of the kids who got to eat chocolate every morning of December.  Then, I figured that I would just make one.  Then I had to go and make it all complicated.  So, here is my current design, patiently waiting to be realized in my holiday crafting material of choice: felted wool from old sweaters.  Each of the 25 thingies (everything other than the tree itself) will be a pocket for some kind of tiny treat.  Hmmm… I guess I’ll need to have room for two tiny treats in a year or two.  Oh!  That reminds me!  I also have to make a new stocking for baby, AND a birthday banner in time for her quickly approaching first birthday!  Good thing I have a lot of sweaters.

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how to recognise a gnome house, part 2

Apologies for the late posting.  Distractions abound!  Here are some tips to expand upon my PSA from Sunday.  Good luck everyone!

NB: I do not condone gnome hunting, or any hunting, for that matter.  These tips are intended to aid in unobtrusive gnome observation only.

ps: if you can’t read the tips, you can click on the pic for a bigger version.