Advent Calendar Wild Cards

Last year, it occurred to me that my Advent calendar doesn’t take into account that, sometimes, Advent begins in November, like it did then. I used mini stockings as make-shift counters, but they didn’t quite fit with the rest of the calendar. And they weighed the ribbon down, since I filled them with Lindt truffles.… Continue reading Advent Calendar Wild Cards


This Week in Crafts: Mouseloft Hummingbird

One of the reasons I took up cross-stitching as a hobby again was because of Mouseloft. If you haven’t come across Mouseloft cross-stitch kits, you’re missing out. They’re the sort of kits which can be completed really quickly, by beginner and advanced stitchers alike. They fit on cards, in scrapbooks, or as patches on pockets.… Continue reading This Week in Crafts: Mouseloft Hummingbird


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