Counting down the days to Christmas is kind of our thing at Tartan & Tinsel, so I’m thrilled to share the creative and colorful Advent Calendars of The Sugar House Shop! We love to support small businesses, especially those owned by our fellow Christmas lovers. The Sugar House Shop is a delight of an Etsy store, and you do not want to miss out on it! If you love and miss the Advent Calendar that your mom or grandma had in her house, get ready to to pine for the modern twists Jennifer has added to the classic calendar. Her color choices are bold and fresh, and her patterns and instructions are easy enough for even a beginner seamstress.
I interviewed Jennifer about her online boutique, her Christmas crafting advice, and her favorite holiday memories. You are going to love her joyful attitude and love of Christmas and be absolutely head-over-heels for her Advent Calendars and Felt Christmas Ornament patterns!
AND just for Tartan & Tinsel readers, Jennifer has offered 20% off of your ENTIRE PURCHASE from her Etsy store, The Sugar House Shop! Use the code TARTANTINSEL20 when you checkout. But you’ve got to be quick about it! This code will only last until July 3rd at midnight MST.
Let’s start off by you telling all of us a little bit about yourself and The Sugar House Shop.
What made you decide to start an Etsy store devoted to Advent calendars and felt ornaments? Did you love them growing up or was there something that happened that made you know it was what you wanted to create?
Back in December of 2013 I helped my grandfather decorate his home for Christmas. As we were sifting through boxes of decorations we found an adorable felt Christmas tree advent calendar my grandmother had created while raising her six sons. It had clearly been well-loved, was stained, and unfortunately was missing all of the ornaments. My grandfather could see just how much I adored this vintage treasure and told me it was his gift to me that Christmas. I felt a need to revive this cherished heirloom somehow! I was pretty crafty, so I thought it would be simple to find an easy pattern to create replacement ornaments myself, but in my search for the perfect pattern I just couldn’t find the right one. I figured I wasn’t alone in my search so I taught myself to sew (making many mistakes along the way) and with my artistic background I designed, created, & photographed a shop full of all-inclusive advent calendar & ornament patterns for all levels of craftiness to enjoy! It’s been so fulfilling to help others all over the world create such treasures for their families.