Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Happy New Year!

Hello!  Happy New Year!  Yes, I know I haven't blogged in a really long time.  I didn't even realize it's been that long.  I think the days just fly by and time is accelerating!  I haven't shared all of my projects from 2016 either.  I stopped at Halloween and didn't share a bunch of my Christmas projects. I want to share that I did make more 2017 calendars to list in my Etsy store.  They are late as usual and I still have 4 more calendars to use.  The first batch I made, I ended up giving away as gifts to teachers and my kids' doctor's office because I just didn't have time to make new ones. 

I made 4 Year of the Rooster calendars using Mama Elephant's Lunar Animals and Lunar Extras.  I used a metallic gold cardstock back with pretty pink/red washi paper.  The whole calendar has a chipboard backing and an easel back to stand.

I love this arched die set that I got from MFT.  I think it fits the layout of the calendars nicely.  The background is blended with distress inks and the images popped up on dimensional tape.

Before I go, I want to share this cute photo of some baby owls I crocheted.  This pattern is by Josephine Wu and can be found HERE.  I think mine might be just a tiny bit smaller because I used a smaller crochet hook size.  I made 5 in different colors, one for each of us in the family.

Thanks so much for stopping by!




3 comments:

Cheryl said...

Cute owls and calendars! Feeling old now that one kid has lived through a cycle of lunar animals...

Lynn said...

The calendars are very attractive and appropriate for the new year. Love your color choices and design shapes. The nest full of owls is adorable. I am so glad that you've started blogging again. Your posts are very enjoyable.

Maggie Chan said...

Your calendar is beautiful and adorable. thanks for sharing. :)