Sunday, November 24, 2013

Free Owl Calendar 2014!

One of my favourite things to put into the advent calendars, as a small gift, is... a CALENDAR! Because I have become a huge fan of The Owl Barn's annual free OWL Calendar. The artwork is always gorgeous and you get to choose your favourite twelve designs to use which means you can actually customize them to fit each person's aesthetic. I mean, owls... even if they WEREN'T super trendy for four years and counting, they would still be an awesome calendar of art! Click on that pretty button to your right to see all the designs for this year. I have kept the other buttons too simply because I adore the artwork and have been known to go back and print out a past month to use the imagery on cards and such.  Enjoy!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

2013 Advent Calendar DIY Ideas

WAAAY late getting this year's advent calendar together. And as far as keeping up with posting, well I'm not even going there. But what with the epic Gatsby party that has taken up so much of November, I am down to one week to get at least three calendars together to post. I spent last night going over the pinterest board that I compiled last year, adding some new bits and then throwing it all on a brand spanking NEW board, aptly titled THINGS TO PUT IN THE ADVENT CALENDARS. You know, so I don't get lost. So behold.... the pinterest board that will be the beginning of this week's making of things. If you have a craft that you think is AWESOME and should be included, just comment and I'll add it.

I have to apologize as per usual for my computer being (again) at the cleaners, with all the photos from last year's crafts and such... I really DID take photos. Really GOOD ones actually. The nice man says it will be fixed soon, so if the calendar isn't your thing but December crafting IS, then I'll post those when I get it back with tutorials. In the meantime, we begin with ideas for this year's calendar.