Evangeline Hope is calendar focused – she checks the calendar each day and needs to know how many sleeps between various events.
I wanted to make her a countdown calendar for Easter. I was inspired by one that I saw at Pottery Barn kids. (It was a Peter Rabbit linen banner that incorporated a carrot and little pockets. You could easily make one of these if you had a bunny tea towel.)
I used scraps from my stash and made the pompom from leftover wool. Our calendar counts down the days from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. The carrot is a plastic one from a candy pack. Surprises candy or non-candy can be put into each of the pockets. My husband suggested one of our Olive Wood crosses and a stone in the last pocket . In 2007, when I was pregnant with Hope, we had a chance to visit Israel and the Sacred Cave at the Holy Sepulchre.
For those celebrating, wishing you a blessed Easter and Passover season! Did you have a chance to catch the moon over the past few nights? amazing.