365 advent calendar

One if the many reasons why Christmas excites me is the chocolate Calender’s.  I love my home made calendar and last year I also had a Lindt one, very enjoyable indeed.  

I decided because of my love of chocolate and sweets I’d make some daily bags.  Yes that’s right I’ll be celebrating 365 days every year with a sweet treat.  

Before I explain how I went about this I need to add that the next batch of treats I put together won’t be as many and most defiantly contain less sweets.  

I bought some food bags, these were a little bigger than I ideal wanted but with limited time to start looking around the shops I bought these zip lock sandwich bags.  

I wrote on the bags 1 to 31 which will be a month’s worth and because nothing is sticky which will be contained in the bags I’ll be able to reuse the bags a couple of times.  

I decided my sweets and chocolate.  

I then baged each amount separately into the numbered bags and stored them in a box beginning at number 20 for tomorrow’s date.  

I decided that a couple days before I run out I’ll refill my little bags.  I might even try and get some tiny bags but for now or technical the next 31 days I’m pretty much sorted.  

This is possibly an idea for the future for Timothy, long in the future.  

Over easter it will be fun to have Easter inspired chocolate.  Oh and one thing I’m defiantly not doing this Lent is giving up chocolate or sweets after all this creative organisation of the treats.  

Happy Sunday Friends!  


Social calendar

So far Timothy our new son has attended a rhyming time at the library and two baby groups.  The rhyming time was so much fun Timothy slept while my husband and I sang Little Peter Rabbit which has now become a Karma house favourite. 

The first baby group I attended with Timothy he was the tiniest.  If having a full head of hair was a competition Timothy would of beaten a lot of the babies.

The second baby group was busy Timothy got clawed by one of the older baby’s on his face near his eye which left a temporary red mark.  However despite this unprovoked attack we had a really good time.  The other Mums were all very friendly and the group ended with singing which was nice. 

With three activities per week in the diary, Timothy’s social calendar is filing up. 


Happy Wednesday Friends! 


Fabric 1st

This morning as I enjoyed a lovely bowl of special K in my Spode Christmas Tree China followed by a little Cadbury reindeer from my chocolate advent calendar.  

I’ve always enjoyed opening my chocolate advent calendar over the years.  Having some this either before or after breakfast but always eating it after my breakfast as a rule. 

This  morning my advent chocolate gave me the festive kick to continue writing my cards I sat comfortable in my pyjamas for a good while doing all I could so far. 

I then decided that I would make myself an advent calendar.  For weeks now it has been on my to do list and I finally decided that I would set said the time to carry out this mini project which lasted most of the day. 

Using Christmas fabric which my Mum had bought last Christmas for me I set to work.  I used lace for the 24 pockets and a Father Christmas stamper and red ink along with some number stickers 1-24 I had got one year with some tiny IKEA gift bags. 


I laminated each of the Father Christmas’s and on completing my fabric advent calendar I placed each into the 24 pockets. 


For the edges of the fabric advent calendar I used red ribbon and at the bottom edge I used a little row of hearts.   For the rod at the top I used an old tiny white curtain tension rod. 


Tomorrow I may purchase some tiny chocolates to put into each of the pockets. 

Thankfully I had help from my best friend.  While I was busy sewing on my sewing machine in our office/extra guest bedroom Tinkerbell spent her time nesting amongst the cushions. 


I’m extremely pleased with today’s project and can’t wait to hang my fabric advent calendar proudly. 

Happy Tuesday Friends!  🎄