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I am searching for a beautiful, well made fabric advent calendar

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huggiemonster Sun 27-Nov-11 20:34:35

Have you seen anything? Everything I have seen is pretty poor quality. I'd like this to last forever!

missjulie Sun 27-Nov-11 22:21:12

Just did an ebay search, not sure if any of these will be to your liking......

missjulie Sun 27-Nov-11 22:22:13

cairnterrier Sun 27-Nov-11 22:23:14

Try Can be pricey but usually good quality.

Atomant Sun 27-Nov-11 23:01:11

I actually saw a really nice one in tkmaxx today. Could be worth a look...

BeeBread Sun 27-Nov-11 23:43:14

I have this Maileg calendar which is just bootiful but pricey (I bought it in the sale last year).

sunnyday123 Mon 28-Nov-11 12:11:41

i second tkaxx - they have loads of gogeous ones!

ReshapeWhileDamp Mon 28-Nov-11 19:23:10

Lots here on Etsy. Probably most of them are shipping from the US, so not much use to you this year unless they send it fast and you don't mind missing a couple of days. But have a look - some of them might be based in the UK!

Alternatively, if you can use a sewing machine, there are loads of printed panels (nice ones) in quilting shops at the moment to cut out and make up into calendars. You don't have to have fantastic sewing skills and they're pretty quick makes. smile

Camerondiazepam Mon 28-Nov-11 20:41:12

Bought a JL one day which I have high hopes for. Am not planning on putting anything more than a folded bit of paper in each bit though which should help it last.

Tiggles Mon 28-Nov-11 20:50:07

I think that this is the newer version of the one we have - bought nearly 10 years ago and still going very strong smile

storminabuttercup Mon 28-Nov-11 21:01:34

Came on to say tkmaxx, they had lovely ones in! I've been beaten to it though!

chocolateicecream Mon 19-Nov-12 13:36:09

I know this is an old post but drooling over the Maileg advent calender. Beebread, can you remember how much you paid for it in the sale, wondering if it will be worth hanging on until after Christmas in the hope that it will go in the sale as ever so pricey.

Clothilde Mon 19-Nov-12 15:53:27

There are Maileg ones on TKMaxx at the moment, I think.

chocolateicecream Mon 19-Nov-12 16:19:58

Wow Clothide, are they the garland ones?

DewDr0p Mon 19-Nov-12 16:35:35

Lots of choice on etsy

Quite a range of prices too shock

I got mine in a local interiors shop several years ago. Somewhere like that or a Christmas craft fair might be a good place to look?

BarbecuedBillygoats Mon 19-Nov-12 16:37:41

My first thought would be cold comfort crafts

chocolateicecream Mon 19-Nov-12 16:48:06

I just can't see past the Maileg one but don't want to pay £75 for it. It was released in 2011 I think?? so I hope that it will be around in the sale. I think that my Dh would not be too impressed if I spent that much one an advent calender.

Clothilde Mon 19-Nov-12 17:00:03

It was the boy and girl calendars that I saw. I wasn't really paying attention, but if they weren't the Maileg ones the were certainly very similar.

chocolateicecream Mon 19-Nov-12 17:09:45

Thanks Clothide, sounds like I should check out TKMaxx.

EddieVeddersfoxymop Mon 19-Nov-12 17:10:28

Make one! There's still time! I bought a quilt panel specifically for making an advent calendar......pieced it, quilted it and made 24 little christmassy hangers to loop onto the 24 buttons I sewed on. (The hangers were included with the quilt panel).

Each day, DD takes a hanger down off the quilt and goes into a giant lucky dip bag that contains sweets, moshis, colouring pencils etc etc etc...

chocolateicecream Mon 19-Nov-12 17:28:04

Oww Eddie, you should upload a photo of your lovely creation.

EddieVeddersfoxymop Tue 20-Nov-12 16:34:11

chocolate I will if I can find a picture of it! Think of a small-ish quilt, hung on the wall, with 24 red buttons as baubles on the tree and then little fabric hangy do-dads < technical term> on each button.

DD loves to choose which one to take off and then do her lucky dip. Thinking of which I need to go to Poundland soon and get the bits and pieces!!

EddieVeddersfoxymop Tue 20-Nov-12 16:42:11

Photo up!

chocolateicecream Tue 20-Nov-12 20:37:58

Sounds lovely. Children love the excitement of something special that comes out each year. I bet that your children will have very fond memories of your advent calender when they grow up. How do I view the photo? Sorry, not very knowledgeable with mumsnet.

EddieVeddersfoxymop Wed 21-Nov-12 11:52:01

Errrrr I think you click on my name then look for a link to my photos......confused

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