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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Frankincense - Advent Calendar


This advent calendar is my Frankincense gift for the Backtack swap. I used some heavy silk upholstery fabric that came from the Jim Thompson outlet in Bangkok. It was perfect for this project: stiff , non-wrinkly, and subtly shiny. I bought a couple of bags full of mother of pearl buttons from the fabric market in Beijing. They worked really well with the fabric.

The pockets' buttons correspond to the day: December 4 = 4 buttons, December 19 = 19 buttons, etc. Inside each pocket is a little Christmas trivia and a handful of Asian candy. Chris helped me cut the wood. Isn't he nice?

300 buttons sewn on by hand. Thank goodness for back episodes of Gossip Girl. I'm just sayin'.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am amazed! What a blessing you are. Mom

Kohana said...

That is beautiful! I would totally pay a pile of cash for that! (If I had a pile of cash that is!)

BevS97 said...

That is really stunning, the receipient will be so pleased to receive that.

Miss Ashley said...

I didn't peg you for a fan of Gossip Girl... but who can resist the crazed antics of Blair, Serena and Dan?

Very unique, I like it.

Shelba said...

I LOVE THIS!!! Quite possibly the prettiest advent calendar I've ever seen. I love Gossip Girl too, btw.

jojo said...

genial et original j apprecie merci pour cette merveille bises a toi

Bashirs Momma said...

Wonderful! This is great!

around a button said...

I love buttons too. Your advent calender is simple and genious. Looks lovely.