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Advent Auction!

Updated: Dec 1, 2020

The Price drop has started! Check out the comments below each day for the new price. And if you would like to buy then please follow the TO BUY link at the bottom of this post to message me. Remember 'He who dares wins' Bon Chance!

Tomorrow is the start of Advent and each year I make one very special heirloom calendar for someone to start their own family tradition.

This is a truly eco friendly alternative to our throw away culture. Not only does it create wonderful childhood memories for generations it is created mainly from the small pieces of fabric and wadding that end up in my remnant box.

Starting with beautiful new cream and red Christmas tree cotton fabric I added eco quilt wadding made from recycled water bottles and a Christmas tree made with sage green reclaimed linen .

The quilt is festooned with embroidered pockets which hide fabric baubles. Each bauble is individually embroidered with wadding inside, lined and has a buttonhole added to button onto the tree. The pockets are large enough for you to add a personal message and a small treat as well as the bauble, so no more cheap and nasty chocolates hidden behind a cardboard door!

On the 25th find a beautiful gold raw silk star to top off the tree

I have buttoned a spare bauble on the back in case one gets lost or for you to mix it up each year! The back is lined in cream, rescued tablecloths from an eco laundry, Christmas ribbons added to tie the calendar onto hooks, a pole or piece of drift wood. Finally I hand stitched red binding around the edge.

It takes over 25 hours, singing away to Christmas songs, to embroider the baubles and pockets and create this beauty! And it could be yours to use year after year and pass on through the generations. It comes in a handmade bag made to keep it safe for the other 11 months.

Watch Little Ted demonstrate, he had so much fun and had to lie down after filming!


Normally the calendar would cost £120, which covers my time as I don't charge for the materials which are mostly rescued. Last year's calendar was bought by a family living in New Zealand but sadly this year's hasn't sold. To ensure it finds a forever home I am going to reduce the price as Advent progresses, like a reverse auction, starting on the 1st December. How long will your resolve last?! Message me here if you would like this one off I would like to buy