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Monday, January 10, 2011

Weekly Calendar

Well, the new weekly calendar is finished.  Yay!  It took FOREVER to to get to a point where I was happy to just let it be.  I went through themes of vines and leaves, birds and moths, scissors and clocks and finally settled on this....

You'll have to click on the image to have a better look, it's got a lot of small print.  I'm not as thrilled with it as I am with the other two.  Don't get me wrong, I like it, especially the quotes at the bottom but the inspiration just wasn't there and I really didn't have a firm idea to work from.  To me it seems pretty masculine, nothing wrong with that it's just not what I started out wanting.  Then again, nothing I do seems to turn out how I imagined when I started :)  I'll probably print this out and live with it for a while and see if something more along the lines of what I was hoping for comes to me.  Something a little more soft and fluid and not so strict and staid.  It's much nicer than the old one though, have a look...

I don't have a photo of the new one in a frame because I literally just finished working on it and haven't even sent it off for printing.  All of the graphic elements were found on The Graphics Fairy except for the detail that makes up the border, that came from The Vintage Moth.  It looks like a wrought iron fence to me but is actually an antique embroidery pattern, I've pasted them together to create a large border.  Some of the elements I tweaked a bit before adding as well.  My daughter is in a French Immersion school which is why I've made the text bilingual for the most part (I can't guarantee that there aren't spelling mistakes and I know I've missed the accents on the French words too).  I quickly made an English only version as well and I'll add it below, should anyone want to print one for themselves.

Once again the calendar is formatted to be printed at a 12"x18" size and then cropped to fit into a 30cmx40cm IKEA frame.  If your frame is a different size you can crop and scale the image before printing.  Once it's under glass (or plexi like my frames are) you can write on them with water based or dry erase markers and you have a pretty as well as functional weekly calendar.  Three frames down, one to go!!

Clicking on the photo above should bring you to the site where the full resolution image is stored.  From there you can navigate the menu to save it for your own personal use.  Enjoy!

Check out some of the other great projects also found at  "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday by clicking on the link below.



  1. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your calendar project at Rook No. 17. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful! I love the way you combined the vintage elements for such an elegant, yet practical piece of working art!

  2. Glad you like it and thanks so much for the compliment! Can't wait to link up again :)