Thursday, December 8, 2011

Baby sock advent calendar!

My husband kept saying that he didn't want anything for Christmas and I find that unacceptable. He did mention many years ago, however, that long long ago, in the year of 1982 his mom announced his existence by hanging some baby socks in the stairwell. He really wanted me to tell him about future babies using this same sweet method... but we were at the Peace Corps office when we found out and I'm not sure I could have handled the surprise by myself until I got my hands on some baby socks, so as soon as I found him I told him and we just looked at each other kind of shocked-like. No baby socks available.
I decided to make him an advent calendar using baby socks. We've made non baby versions of these as gifts for friends and family many times over the years and I decided it was finally his turn!

I bought the socks from Target and filled them with little notes, treats, and funny little nothings. Our budget is pretty small so sentimental gifts are great! I sewed the permanent marker numbered felt circles onto the socks with buttons and hung them on ribbons hot glued to our new blinds. (I bought these cheap blinds to turn into roman blinds... Check out how easy this is! As soon as Christmas is done... this is on my list! :))  I glued the scalloped felt to cover the ugly blinds!

Day number one: an I love daddy bib! Awwwww! 

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