When I see item in stores I always say I could make that. How much of this is true I just don’t know. I have no real talent when it comes to sewing at all. I have a sewing machine but have to read the directions on how to load the tread every time, and the 100’s of stitches are wasted on me as I have no idea what to do with them. Don’t get me wong I have made things and they have turned out (although I have no idea how).
So When Potterybarn Kids had a advent type calendar to count down the days until Halloween again my inner seamstress came out and I ripped out the page thinking some day I will make this and it will be wonderful. Well 2 years passed and I had not even thought of it again. SO when cleaning out my craft room I found the photo and thought why not try.
I used felt by the yard and Halloween dot ribbon. I drew out a sketch on poster board and cut it out to use as a pattern. I then used the embroidery part of the sewing machine and just did numbers in some different fonts. cut it all out and sewed it together. OK when done I have to say I amazed had myself. I gave this one to my sister and I have to say I think she was a little shocked as well. I am thinking of making another soon it was much easier than I had ever thought. I love felt it can be so cute, its super easy to work with, and its cheep.
I left out the rat i just could not get him to look right.