This is the advent calendar I handmade & yes that is all hand stitched together-with sequins and beads and lots of different colors of threads. Man, it took FOREVER (a couple of months) to finish--that is with working on it everyday for at least an hour or two. And I finished December 27. Just in time for...next year. LOL. At least I won't have to do it again--ever again. :)
P.S. I did not make the sign above, it is my roommate's, and I think she bought it.