Advent Calendar Project DESIGNED BY DURENE JONES Sweet surprises Mark the run-up to the big day with these adorable Advent calendar envelopes filled with Christmas cheer Fun, playful style C ounting down to Christmas can be just as exciting as the day itself. Even more so if you have Durene’s charming Advent calendar envelopes to enjoy opening every day – you’ll wish that December would last all year round! There are 24 small festive motifs, each design unique. From holiday food favourites and classic tree decorations to cute creatures wrapped up in winter wear, you’ll be hard-pressed to pick a favourite. It’ll take around 80 hours to complete the whole set, but each design is bitesized so you’ll get the satisfaction of finishing each one quickly. Worked on 14-count aida using whole stitch in bright and bold Factb Stitching Time Approx. 70-80 hours for the set Type of Stitches Cross stitch, backstitch Ease of Stitching Beginner festive colours, with a tad of black backstitch, this is a great project for beginners. You can proudly display your stitching as we’ve done here, strung up in a frame with mini pegs and twine. Add more holiday sparkle by attaching them to a strand of tinsel or twinkling fairy lights instead! Meet the designer Durene Jones I used to love an Advent calendar when I was a child, it was so exciting opening the doors. I can only imagine how excited I’d have been to have a lovely stitched calendar with special gifts each day like this one. www.gathered.how/woxs The World of Cross Stitching 82
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