Friday, 11 October 2013

Jacob’s Advent House – Part 1

I was very excited, if not a little daunted by the task I had set myself in making an Advent House for my friend’s little boy Jacob …. not by the actual cutting and gluing, but the planning,  I had virtually decided to make it almost the same as mine ….  until a trip to HobbyCraft turned my idea completely on its head …..
Advent House 1
….. when I saw these adhesive Advent Toppers, they cost £2.99,  but there was a buy two get one free offer on selected Christmas stuff  ….. so you can guess what happened,  …. I got one and two spares, aghhhh!!!
Advent House 2
But….. the colours didn’t go with the papers I had originally chosen to use …. so out came my paper box and I started all over again, opting for some Stampin’ Up papers in green, not a Christmas range, but perfect as a background and whose patterns were in perfect proportion to the drawers, plus a few pieces of red paper,  their position to be decided once I got started.
Advent House 3
The house was duly sprayed with a cream colour spray paint ….
Advent House 5
…. drawers covered and roughly planned out with their numbered embellishment ……
Advent House 4…. which were given the FiddleFart treatment of a dusting of extra fine translucent glitter from Michaels, a present from Dianne in Florida a while ago.
Advent House 6And then I started to think about snowmen ….. which was followed by a stupid amount of time spent on the internet trying to find “the perfect snowman” x 5 ….. I failed, and went to bed wondering what to do …..!! 
Advent House 7However when I got up next morning and started looking for something completely different I stumbled upon some wooden snowmen I had completely forgotten about  … that were perfect,
Advent House 8I had spent too long looking for cutesy snowmen …. and this was an Advent House for a rufty tuffy little boy …. so the more “rustic” wooden snowmen I found were much better suited!
All the pieces were coming together slowly ……. and I was now covered in glue and my craftroom chaos ……
More tomorrow ….


marc said...

O its looking so good those stickers are perfect doing a fab job big love marc

Cheryl W said...

Oh, Helen, I cannot wait to see it all done and glittery and Christmassy and fun! Please, please share many photos with us. Jacob is going to be ecstatic!

Carol Yates said...

Morning Helen, this is looking so good can't wait to see it completed. Take care.

Suze Bain said...

It's looking fab and those advent numbers are a great crafty bargain! Xx

Anonymous said...

This is looking beautiful! Look forward to seeing a finished picture.


Merry said...

How wonderful, love how it all came together. I bet Jacob really loves it.

tilly said...

OOOOOOO it's looking lovely,Jacob will be thrilled, can't wait to see it finished, please can you be my Auntie ?? lol

Anj said...

love how this is looking Helen.... I can 'hear' your enthusiam too and it 'sounds' lovely :-) x x

shabbied up grannie said...

Absolutely stunning Duchess and cannot wait to see the final piece in all its sparkling glory , i am in the middle of advent making myself , so feel your pain xxx