Here is a little make-shift advent calendar I created in about 2 hours flat with thrifted fabric and yarn. That's all I could muster with a two-year-old and baby afoot. Inside each little pouch I will put either a chocolate, a thrifted matchbox car, a handmade christmas ornament or other little surprises of the like. They won't all be filled all at once as there is only so much self-control you can expect from a curious toddler. But every night I will fill one up and North will start each new day off with a little magic. I can remember always having one of the paper advent calendars with the chocolates inside and waiting for Christmas in anticipation. I think this is a lovely way to explain the time (a very elusive concept for a toddler) we have to wait until Christmas. It's a very meaningful countdown this year as my family is coming all the way from Canada for a holiday together in Byron Bay. I cannot wait. My brother, sister and Dad won't have seen North or I for an entire year and they haven't even met Indigo yet!