Blogger Network #29 – Scandi Christmas Lilou Dress

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Happy December everyone! It’s time for my latest Minerva Blogger Network project, and this month I’ve made a Tilly and the Buttons Lilou dress in red and white Scandi-style Christmas fabric! Perfect for all the upcoming Christmas parties, dinners and gatherings, don’t you think?

Click here to read more about my Lilou dress!

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Christmas in July

christmas advent calendarFirst of all can I just apologise for the content of this post. I realise that it’s July and we’ve just had the hottest day of the year so far here in the UK – but it’s never too early to start planning your advent calendar really is it? I actually started this DIY advent calendar last year but got so carried away with decorating our first ever Christmas tree that it just didn’t get finished.

The idea is that I’m going to make 24 individual, fabric envelopes – using this fabric envelope pattern here – in Christmas colours. Each envelope will be unique – I’m planning to cross stitch a few Christmas emblems, applique on some numbers, attach little gold bells, sew on a few sparkly buttons etc until the sun goes down (or the snow, that’s more likely). I’ll then string them all together using my Christmas ribbon, stuff the envelopes with treats and hang it advent calendar envelopessomewhere lovely in my house!

I’m hoping to get my handmade advent calendar finished before Christmas this year so stay tuned for updates. Who knows, it may even become a family heirloom further down the line!