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I love sewing, crocheting, paper crafts, painting, doodling and more. I also offer digital stamps and vintage graphics, many for free. I am a mom of 4 and a grandmother of 10 adorable grandkids, whom I love to make things for.

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Oct 14, 2014

Christmas Advent Calendar Twinchies

Christmas is coming and with a new-ish grandson born in February, I set about to make an Advent Calendar like I did for his brother and sisters. Technically, these are twinchies, since they're about 2" square.  These are always a lot of fun to make, in my opinion.

My daughter in law, Julie, has also made a few of these and is now making a couple for her god-son and daughter. I'm sure they'll love them. Julie is very imaginative and when I can't come up with anything, I just steal her ideas. Lol...I mean, why not, she steals mine! It's all in the family! 

So here are some of the squares I made: 

A while back I showed you a couple of hats I made.  

I had one more to make and it's finished now. 

The pattern is by Simply Made, by Erin and is available on Ravelry for $5. Totally worth it. It's nice and warm. I used the Wool-Ease Thick and Quick Yarn by Lion Brand. 

This one is for my daughter in law up north. 

 I hope it fits her well. It's always hard to size properly when they're not here. 

Well, that's all I have for you today. Have a wonderful rest of the week! 



  1. Cute twinchies. Love the hat!!! Have a nice day!

  2. Your twinchies are wonderful, and will make an advent calendar shine! LOVE the hat too!!!


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