2022 Calendar – 03 – Mawrth/March

March Calendar Page

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Life

After all the birthdays that required cardmakeing last month, this month I have no birthdays to make cards for – that I can remember!

But, of course, we have Mothering Sunday here before the end of the month.  I’m going to make a few Crystal Art butterflies for my mother this year (to give with the absolute necessity of a bulk buy of her favourite shower gel).

As well as the butterfly wall decals, I have a Crystal Art picture of elephants to work on.  I started it at least two years ago, did a corner of around 2″ square, had to stop to make a more urgent project, put it away in a tote between two chairs in the sitting room, and there it has stayed ever since.  I’m going to set myself a target to finish it before Easter.

As I’m sat typing this the birds are busy at the window bird feeder we have on the sitting room window. I’m looking forward to spring when I can go and sit outside a bit and enjoy puttering in the garden again.  Things like the strawberry plants in the strawberry barrel, and the herbs in their planters, really need a good tidy up. But that will have to wait until it is warmer.

At the moment I have a Cellulitis infection in my face so am on antibiotics.

I’m still working my way slowly (very slowly) through sorting my crafting stash. I’ve found some doublers of things, as well as the English wording, that I’ll never use, that I’m selling. (I know that some of my doublers arrived here because I bought an item, and then bought a batch of stuff that also included something I’d already bought.) You can see my listings on eBay – Here!

Crafting

Time to show you what I’ve put on my mother’s March page on her calendar.

(If you want an idea of what I’ve made in the past, you can find them by following the following links – January – Here! February – Here!)

I usualy ask Mam what theme or image she wants for her calendar each month, but this time I decided to surprise her.

Both Mam and I are prone to saying a lot of Aww, Iii, Oohh as we get up and try to move. So much so we joked about us sounding as if we were doing a painful rendition of “Ee i ee i oh!” from the Old MacDonald. So I went online to check on the Welsh wording of the song. I actually found two versions – “Dewch am dro i fferm Datcu” (translated roughly as – come for a visit to grandfather’s farm.) And “Mae gan f’ewythr Ifan fferm” – (translated roughly as – my uncle Ifan has a farm).

For a play on words, as Mam is a grandmother, not a grandfather, I changed the wording of the first version to “Dewch am dro i fferm Mamgu”.

What I Did

I chose three pictures of animals from a pad of Pollyanna Pickering’s Farmyard Animals.  I then typed and printed the first words of the song, as well as animal sounds, and cut them out.

I chose a sheet of light greenAdoreable Scoreable cardstock to work on, trimming off a centimeter or so from a sheet of white cardstock to stick on to of that.

I then stuck on the animal pictures with some overlap before adding the wording.

The finished piece was stuck up on the calendar with fingerlift tape.

The Finished Page

This is the panel.

Then I realised I’d put turkey sounds on a picture of geese so had to change it.

The whole calendar page.

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More crafting to show you at some point so please do keep checking back for a look.

Have a great month everybody.

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