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Update- Now that its finished, I wanted to show you a picture!

Hey guys! I am so excited to be starting my next project, which is making this awesome advent calendar from Pottery Barn a few years ago. It is way out of my price range, so I’ve decided to tackle the project on my own. Instead of posting the whole tutorial when I’m finished, I thought it would be fun to break it up into weekly tutorials, in case any of you would like to follow along. We’ve got the whole month of November to make this! It will not be a quick morning sewing project like my Thanksgiving Advent, so we’d better get started.

This week, I just wanted to give you a quick rundown of the supplies that I came up with. You have a whole week to buy your supplies, then next Thursday, we’ll begin this project! I will have my tree cut out, and I’ll show you how I did it. If you want to get a head start and have yours cut out too, then we can begin the meat and potatoes of the project together- which is decorating our 25 pockets.

I estimate the supplies were about $20 to make one tree. Awesome!

Suppy List:
–2 yards green felt
–1 yard muslin (to practice tracing your tree’s shape)
–quilter’s batting (the kind that is flat, i bought Christmas snow)
–1.5 yards interfacing
–craft glue
–thread and embroidery floss
–needles (we will be hand sewing and machine sewing)
–felt (lots of colors… green, red, pink, white, blue, black, yellow, cream… get different shades of each of these)
–embellishments: googly eyes, ribbon, buttons, puff balls, white glitter paint
–numbers (what’s your plan? I’m going to chain stitch mine).

here’s the Christmas “snow” that I purchased.

Please, if anyone has ever made this before or if you plan on making this, and have any suggestions, leave them in the comments and I’ll update my supply list or tutorial along the way!

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Part 5- Reveal

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I started a blog. This is a tale of my projects, goals, and dreams. Thank you for taking a moment to stop by. I hope you have a beautiful day.

xoxo, Rach H.