December seemed to come out of the blue, and yesterday I realized that I had never gotten around to making an Advent calendar. After school and work, we headed upstairs and I hunted through the fabric stash for something that might resemble Christmas. The closest I could find were red chickens and owls and green stripes. If you squint from a distance, you'd never know those owls weren't little trees! I sewed strips to the backing and straight lines to make the pockets. Finished all edges with pinking or zigzag. Then the kids used stamps to number the pockets.