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Kirstie's Handmade Christmas

In 2015 I entered a competition to create the best hand made advent calendar for Kirstie Allsopp’s Christmas craft programme. A couple of days later I received a call asking me to send over my ideas for the advent calendar I would create during the show. I did my research and decided that I would try and recreate a fabric version of the traditional paper fold out advent calendar.


I made a mini version to see how it would work and sent it across with some design sketches.


To make my advent calendar even more special I decided that I would use the homes of my friends and family to line the streets and on each day you would open the house door to see who lived at the property.

They loved my idea and I was invited to Powderham Castle to start filming alongside the other contestants.

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