Tuesday, 25 November 2008

advent calendar - part ii

Yes, more babushkas! These designs are from Thymbyl Designs

And something beautifully simple from Nuvo Nova

I love these simple ideas for advent calendars, too. (If you recall from
here - I'm on a searching mission.) And I'm definitely a fan of having an advent calendar that has a gift inside. Of course, it can be a teeny tiny gift, but I think it adds to the fun of each day... and is probably good at rationing out the likes of chocolate for someone such as me as I'm notorious for eating all mine in one go. Shameful, I know.

Images courtesy of
Thymbyl Designs and Nuvo Nova


Kate Moore said...

I think a love of surprises is the appeal of an advent calendar. My Girl Guide unit is making one at the moment and it was all a bit ho hum until I explained how the calendar was used and that there would be lollies in each basket they made. Then it was "game on". Everyone wanted in.

erika said...

I know these already , they are so nice!!

Tracey said...

Hi Natalie
I am sooo happy I found your blog it is divine. PLEASE look at my blog, it is one of my main ambitions to be featured in real living! I LOVE your magazine - you are so lucky to work there. I live just around the corner from you so perhaps one day you can come over and view my collections (of just about everything!) I have lots of pictures on flickr as well under liveafabulouscreativelife
My blog is also liveafabulouscreativelife.blogspot.com
Please visit,

Trixie Jones said...

mmm... how timely that I'm reading this post. I'm currently eating the chocolate I bought for our advent calendar- opps! ;)

Natalie Walton said...

Tracey - I LOVE the women paintings in your home. I have to admit that I always end up buying paintings of women, too. I have to stop myself sometimes because my husband thinks it's a bit weird.

Natalie Walton said...

Thanks, Miko.

Natalie Walton said...

Katiecrackernuts + Trixie - perhaps my advent calendar motivation is that I really want to have chocolate every day! Guilty, as charged ;-)

Duyvken said...

I love those little calico sacks - what a great idea! We have an activity advent calendar http://duyvken.blogspot.com/2006/12/advent-activity-calendar.html and love it.

Natalie Walton said...

Duyken, That's a great idea, but I don't know if I could forgo the chocolates!


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