C&T Publishing's Design Collective is a series of craft sewing books that showcases select groups of fresh, contemporary designers. The books in this series feature unique projects created by artists with a presence on popular websites such as etsy.com.
It is sometimes the anticipation that counts most and children love to "countdown" to specical days ahead! Published under Stash Books, this Design Collective Book (C&T Publishing), Countdown Calendars offers 24 stiched projects to generate family fun. Make a sample and "countdown" to your store events to sell the idea!* American Quilt Retailer *
We all know how much children enjoy counting down the days to Christmas with an advent calendar, so why don't we have similar calendars for other events, such as birthdays, holidays and the arrival of a new baby? Create new traditions in your family by stitching a countdown calendar for annual events or one-off big occasions. In this book you'll find instructions for 24 countdown calendars. Ten of them are advent calendars with unique pockets: small slippers, semi-circles, Suffolk puffs and the like. Australian Louse Papas (who created the popular Tickle the Turtle for Homespun Vol 10 No 9) has her advent calendar made in natural linen with red and white embellishments included, and it's one of our favorites. The other projects acknowledge the excitement leading up to a range of events - there are bound to be several that occur regularly in you family.* American Quilt Retailer *