Somewhere around November, I was randomly on etsy and I saw the cutest advent calendar I'd ever seen. It was a row of white mittens all cutely embellished and numbered. It was selling for $150. I was somewhat incredulous. I could totally do that, right? How hard could it be? And wouldn't it make a cute gift? Feeling over-ambitious (and forgetting about the other work involved in the upcoming holidays and my sons impending tonsilectomy in early December), I figured heck, I could make what? 4? 5? I bought tons of supplies and set to work. And found myself having to table this craft for most of the holiday season. I ended up making them for my two sisters and figure I will get to mine sometime before the next December 1st.
The first calendar I made is of the red/green persuasion and all 24 mittens are different (I'm really proud of that). It turned out very cheery and festive!