The Beginning of Advent

Advent begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas. This year, it was last Sunday. Which means my 24-day calendar needed an extra couple of markers. I used the first two stockings, filled with mini Lindt truffles. The rest of the markers are Mouseloft cross-stitch patches, which I made some years ago. We turn them over,… Continue reading The Beginning of Advent


Craft: the Mouseloft Advent Calendar

Back when I first rediscovered cross-stitch and Mouseloft, I had this idea of making my own Advent calendar. I envisaged a lovely wall-hanging, with little pockets I could fill with chocolates or something every year, each one decorated with a festive Mouseloft design. I began collecting, and stitching. Not all of them ended up being… Continue reading Craft: the Mouseloft Advent Calendar