Sunday, 10 October 2010

Finally Finished - My Tesco Advent Calendar House

Tesco Advent House 1
I’ve never done anything big like this before ….and I am so chuffed, once I had sorted out which papers to use it all sort of came together.
Tesco Advent House 1e Tesco Advent House 1c
I reckon in all I have spent about 30 hours on it.
Tesco Advent House 2
As you know I am very much a less is more crafter, but on this, it was more, more, more and then some more!
Tesco Advent House 1d Tesco Advent House 1b
I ought to run a competition to guess how many clear gems I’ve used.
Tesco Advent Calendar House 3a
I hope, when I snuff it, this is what my children fight and testify my will over!!!
Tesco Advent Calendar 2c
I can’t believe it, but I even lined the bottom of the drawers!
  Lining in Tesco Advent House Drawer
All I need to do now is find a tiny little “something” to put in each drawer!
Tesco Advent Calendar 2a Tesco Advent Calendar 2b
I think this has got to be my favourite make ever!

28 comments:

Debs M x said...

it's gorgeous, you should be so chuffed with yourself! x

misteejay said...

Wow, well done on getting it finished so quickly...it is stunning.

Toni :o)

Merry said...

This is so stunning....I love all of it....so much embellishment that looks so wonderful. :-)

Roni said...

Love it, love it, love it!! I want one! Sigh!
You've done a great job Helen, if I were one of your kids I'd be so excited when it was my turn to open up a drawer to see what mini goodies I'd get inside!
Labour of love but well worth it! Well done!
Roni :O) xox

Doreen said...

Wow, it is stunning Helen. You should be very proud :o]

Christine said...

Love it Helen. I wish I had the inspiration to do something like this. I would give up after painting the first five drawers.

Paddington fan said...

Wow, this is just fantastic!! All that hard work has certainly paid off - it deserves to be a family heirloom. Who knows after a few generations it might be on Antiques Roadshow!! I adore the snowman on the top too. Have you seen any more of these in Tesco this year?? Love Jacky x

triciasconfetti said...

This is really a work of art. Stunning Makes the little card board one I made for my honoury grand-dughter look really naff. Well done you.
x Tricia

artydoll said...

Thats the best item I have seen all the time I have been looking on dashboard,Well done ,you deserve every lovely comment you get,wish it was mine,I would have loved something like this when I was a child,I was happy with a real,holly ,Christmas tree,and we made our own paper chains,but this would have been like a dream come true.you watch everyones eyes light up when they see it.
Sorry to waffle on,but you must realize I LOVE IT

Maz said...

Wow, it's fantastic! Have been following this transformation with interest - really impressed with how it's turned out. x

Anj said...

Oh Helen - its fabulous daaarling!! Well done - roll on Advent!! Anj x x x

Emma said...

That is amazing Helen! I think I would have a panic attack trying to make something that complicated!! Well done :)

littlemisspip said...

Congratulations on completing your project!

LMP

Marg said...

This is fantastic! What a wonderful job you did. It takes my breath away.

Twiggy said...

It's stunning, well done lady
Twiggy x

Chrysalis said...

Absolutely amazing Helen! I expect they will be a sellout at Tesco once people see this!

Pamela said...

Beautiful! I've followed every step to it's completion and you've done a fantastic job.

Ali M said...

ummm..I had left a comment here but it seems to have got lost...!!Any way ..i shall repet what I said then..Brilliant !!mush better than any Ive seen in the shops..well done..x

Glen said...

That is soo beautiful Helen...for 30 hours of work, it was a labour of love. I've still to do mine but I can't think Christmas until Halloween has been and gone! *Ü* TFS. ~Glen~

Butterfly-Meadow said...

ooooh its sooooo beautiful - you've done an AMAZING job -
30hrs!! wish I had that kind of patience!!! Bet you can't wait to use it!! Did you ever hear whether Tesco are gonna get them in this year? I would soooo love one!!

Elaina said...

Lovely. I hope Tesco sells the houses again this year.

Lou and Mel said...

Wow - this is such a fantastic make I'm not surprised its your favourite to date. Not long before you can actually use it!

Hazel said...

This is just amazing!!I've seen other advent calenders but yours is by far the best

Karen Cooke said...

This is stunning - you've put such a lot of work into it and it really shows.

Shirley said...

WOW! I can understand why this would be a favorite of yours. It's awesome. Would love to make one of these for my grandson, but not sure I could do it justice.

Kim said...

Fabulous, I have always wanted to make something like this, did you do it from scratch or was it a blank to decorate?

mariellenromer said...

This is truly a work of art. ANy child would be delighted to sue this every year - very very well done. I dont know if yo posted about the 'before' as I couldn't find it - but really, what a great 'after'. Especially liked the lined drawers :).

mariellenromer said...

Excellent work!