Saturday, October 1, 2011

Calendar Challenge : September/October

Yikes - October already. Caught me a bit on the hop - finished my work contract and had a lovely first week off planned that became 3 days of having sick boys and sick self.
Now all recovered and in full creative mode - only 1 more week until our school hols!
September began like this (click any pic to see bigger)
I thought I would try and limit myself to just one word per day but that is harder than you might think - hard for me anyway!
I really loved my original backgrounds, but couldn't stop myself adding more.
The month is stitched and then rubbed over with a metallic green shiva stick. Stamped the flowers with metallic paints as a reminder of spring bulbs.
I have also stitched leaves as a reminder of all the new spring growth.
Since I want to focus on stitching this month I decided to encourage myself with that theme for October.
I began by gluing some old doll dress patterns to the background - liked that they are coloured to start with.
A friend very kindly lent me her cuttlebug to cut the dressmaker shape and I decided that embroidery floss bobbins were a good way to go for the journalling this month - they look like cotton reels don't you think? The letters for the month and days were stitched by machine to the coloured cards before being attached to the page.
Looking forward to sharing it complete at the end of the month.
Check out more calendar challenges at the Kathryn Wheel and on Flickr
Have a lovely October.

18 comments:

ally said...

love the bobbins for your journalling squares. thanks for visiting my blog

Catherine said...

I like the metallic sheen for September and the stitching theme for October, clever you using bobbins for the calendar days.

Dianne said...

I love this, it is so different and the pastel colours are lovely. Dianne.

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Lovely pages. What a great idea to use the bobbin shape for your journalling squares!

Sharon said...

How much fun your Oct. is. Love the green of Sept. too. I must keep reminding myself it i s your Spring to my Fall!

craftattack said...

Love the green metallic of the September pages, and October is inspired with the dress form. I tried last year to do a one-word-a-day calendar, and it was soooooo hard! Enjoy your spring! Hugs from Rhineland, Valerie

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous pages, and for us here in the Northern Hemisphere it is so much fun to see your Spring time themes. Your background is fantastic!

Carol Q said...

what a great idea to use the bobbins and love your pattern paper background. how lovely to be heading towards spring

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

My goodness, your calendars are always so pretty AND CREATIVE. I love them both.

thekathrynwheel said...

It's funny to think of you heading into spring as we are heading into autumn! Great pages - I like to see the way your sept page developed. Oct is looking fab - love the bobbins and the stitching theme. Well done for keeping up!

sandra de said...

Such clever ideas.

flutterbycrafter said...

Great idea to use the bobbins, two wonderful pages

Sandra Hall said...

Great pages Lynette, I like the sheen to your September - I know what you mean about appreciating your background but still feeling the need to add more! October looks interesting - I shall look forward to seeing the finished article :)

patcrafts said...

Love the sheen on Sept page and the way it has developed.
October's sewing theme is stunning great idea to use the floss bobbins.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Two fabulous months, absolutely adore your October theme!

Eileen said...

Your calendars are so cool! I can't wait to see how October ends!

McMGrad89 said...

Great elements in the October calendar. I like the idea of the floss spools as journal spots.

Anesha said...

So creative, love the pages with all the stitching elements. :)

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