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Custom Christmas Advent Calendar – The Final Touches

This project has been a fun (sleigh) ride.  From the warm cozy colors to the Vintage art paper, but there’s nothing that stamps this piece as being uniquely hand made by yours truly – yet. I had early on decided that I wanted a fire burning in that extra large hearth and while I worked… Continue reading Custom Christmas Advent Calendar – The Final Touches

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Custom Christmas Advent Calendar – Continued

The end is in sight now, this is the time I have to kinda keep an eye on myself.  It’s not that I can’t wait for the project to be finished it’s more a case of I can’t wait to see what it looks like when it’s done.  Since I rarely have a plan on… Continue reading Custom Christmas Advent Calendar – Continued

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Custom Christmas Advent Calendar – Continued

Today is going to see the front of this piece transformed into a Vintage Christmas Keepsake. I’ve chosen a collage sheet that features all the numbers I need for the drawers pre-printed on lovey Christmas theme patterns (see the top sheet of paper in the lead photo).  The size of these little numbered scenes are… Continue reading Custom Christmas Advent Calendar – Continued

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Custom Christmas Advent Calendar – Continued

I’ve made lots of progress on this custom order Christmas Advent Calendar.  The brick colored paint was a perfect pick for the paper that I’m about to start applying.  As usual, I got so caught up in the crafting I neglected to take pictures, but I’ll attempt to fill in the blanks here as best… Continue reading Custom Christmas Advent Calendar – Continued

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Custom Christmas Advent Calendar – Continued

The next step for my custom order Christmas Advent Calendar is building the base unit (Kaisercraft SB2270).  But before glue meets wood – I paint. Mini paint rollers and paint samples are time and money savers that I highly recommend. This model has a fireplace so I assembled it first (with no glue) to get… Continue reading Custom Christmas Advent Calendar – Continued

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Custom Christmas Advent Calendar – We Begin!

I just had a custom order come into my Etsy shop, Old Raven, for a Christmas Advent Calendar.  Advent Calendars have been around since the mid 1800s and they’ve been handmade as well as massed produced in a huge variety of styles from the very simple to incredibly intricate.  Some Advent’s are flat and made… Continue reading Custom Christmas Advent Calendar – We Begin!