2022 Calendar – 04 – Ebrill/April

April Calendar Page

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Life

Last month I told you I was on antibiotics because I had a cellulitis infection on my face.  It cleared up nicely, but came back some 12 days later, and unfortunately didn’t clear with the same antibiotics this time. So I’ve been changed to different antibiotics – the type where you are not to go out uncovered even on a cloudy day. Or use a sunbed.  Never used a sunbed in my life, so that’s no problem, but it would be nice to sit out the garden for a bit without having to take the time to cover up first.  Mind you, the last few days the weather has been perishing cold, so not realy weather for sitting out, but I still need to have my short walk out to feed the birds and the fish.

No family birthday’s this month to make cards for. But I’m still working on some crafting projects, and an aunt has asked me to make her a batch of a dozen Welsh birthday cards, so I’ll need to start on those before long.

As far as how my slow sort through my crafting stash is going, all I can say is – slowly!  I’ve sold some of the items I’ve put on eBay and put some more up for sale, so if you haven’t taken a look at what I’ve put up there lately please do pop along for a look. You can see my listings on eBay – Here!

Crafting

Time to show you what I’ve put on my mother’s April 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! March – Here!)

This month I didn’t feel like thinking up a new idea, and Mam didn’t have any suggestions of what she’d like either, so I went for the same idea as last month, only with different animals.

If you don’t follow my blog regularly, and don’t know the story behind last month’s calendar page, then go and have a read of my March calendar page blog post – here.

What I Did

Like last month –  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 brown Adoreable Scoreable cardstock to work on, then trimed a centimeter or so from each side of a sheet of blue cardstock to stick on to of that.

I then stuck on the animal pictures with some overlap before adding the wording. This time I have a cockrel, chicken, chicks, donkeys and pigs.

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

The Finished Page

This is the panel.

The whole calendar page.

I usually put up a complete list of the previous year’s calendar at the start of each year, but realised while looking back that I hadn’t done so in my Januay post.

So – better late than never – here’s the list of the calendar pages for 2021:

January – Here! February – Here! March – Here! April – Here! May – Here! June – Here ! July – Here! August – Here! September – Here! October – Here! November – Here! December – Here!

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I’ve nearly got the elephant crystal art picture finished, as well as more crafting on the go, so please do keep checking back for a look at my crafting projects.

Have a great month everybody.

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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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2022 Calendar – 02 – Chwefror/February

February Calendar Page

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Life

In February we have four birthdays in the family, which means I need to make lots of birthday cards for both Mam and myself to give.  I also need to remember to get some scratchcards as token gifts for the adults, as well as decide what to give the youngsters.

It’s going to be an expensive month.

The weather here is rather cold and gloomy – which is only to be expected in winter I suppose.

It’s a bit too cold to spend much time in the garage sorting out my crafting stash.  I will be putting more items up on eBay as and when I get stuff separated out. You can see what I’ve currently have up on eBay – Here!

Crafting

Time to show you what I’ve put on my mother’s February 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!).

This month was one of those months where Mam said to use whatever I wanted. So I went for some Hunkydory items that I was sorting out to put some up on eBay.

What I Did

This time I went for quick and easy. I just chose a background from a Hunkydory kit. Chose some leaf toppers. Then stuck them on with fingerlift tape.

I used some more tape to attach the panel to the calendar.

As I told you last month – I printed the month titles out as a batch, and stuck them all on the relevant months, before giving the calendar to Mam, so all there was left to do was put thecalendar back up on her bedroom wall.

The Finished Page

This is the panel.

Mounted on the calendar

The whole calendar page.

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I’ve nearly got the elephant crystal art picture finished, as well as more crafting on the go, so please do keep checking back for a look at my crafting projects.

Have a great month everybody.

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2022 Calendar – 01 – Ionawr/January

January Calendar Page

And My Christmas Gift To Mam

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Life

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY

I hope it’s a good one for all of you.

Last year brought some good and some very bad, like I’m sure it did for many of you. The worry about the ever spreading and often mutating COVID hasn’t been good for anybody.  Both Mam and myself have now had our flu jabs and the Booster COVID injection.  We have had carers in every day throughout the pandemic, and the family have been visiting a little more the last few months, but still trying to keep masks on and distancing as much as possible, and we have managed to avoid getting COVID so far.  That, on top of all the other health problems both Mam and I have, is something we don’t need.

Even though I’ve been a bit erratic in posting to my blog this last year, I have been doing a variety of crafts, and will keep doing so for as long as my deteriorating health allows. I’m thinking of makeing a few bits of jewellery next – in addition to the fact that I have a hat on the go on a circular knitting loom, a blanket (or two) partly crocheted, a patchwork blanket (or three) cut out and partly sewn together.

I think I have more projects on the go, as well as the makings or many more crafting items, than I can hope to finish in my lifetime.

One thing I did manage to get done last year, with the help of one of my nephews, was get extra shelving up in the garage to store some of my crafting equipment and consumables.  One thing I still need to do is go back out there and label all the crates and boxes so I can quickly identify which box has what I want without having to go through each one – you know how that goes I’m sure : you search through every box and what is needed is in the last one – and by the time I find it I’m too exhausted to use it.

I do have a lot of stuff I will never get to using. Some equipment, but lots of ends of kits.

Those of you who are regular visitors to my blog, or are amongst my social media friends, will know that most of my cardmaking is in Welsh, so I always have a lot of things left in kits with English wording on that I’m sure will be of use to others. And also I tend to have backing papers and cardstock left over where they were included in kits as well. So I’ve started back selling stuff on eBay again. It’s been a while since I did eBay selling (mostly because it became more difficult for me to get stuff to the Post Office to post after our closest Post Office with parking right in front closed, but now I can get stuff picked up from home). I do however only send out within the UK as postage is prohibitively expensive on small cost items and heavier weight items to anywhere else in the world. You can see my listings on eBay – Here!

Crafting

One thing I made last year I couldn’t show you was my gift to my mother. Not because she would be likely to go look at my blog, but because she might see me working on the blog post and see a photo of her gift before Christmas as I tend to work on my blog posts while we are sitting together of a morning before the carers help her back to bed.

If you are regular visitors to my blog you will know that I was makeing flowers, made using various Forever Flowerz kits, for everybody. (Except the men where I did a play on the theme of flowers and gave them Roses – the chocolate variety that is!).

I presented Mam’s flowers in a small crate made from a kit by Stamps Away I think.  You may also remember me saying in the past that Mam’s favorite colour is blue, so so added 3 blue butterflies to her display, as well as weaving a string of small LED lights between the flowers. Hers was the only display I made with these additions.

More Crafting

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

If you’ve seen any of my previous posts about the calendars I’ve decorated for my mother in previous years you will know that I ask her what she would like for the next months page.  This month she asked for “snow”!

What I Did

This year I started by printing out the title of each month in Welsh and then cutting them out and sticking them in place on the relevant page over the English title to save having to print a single month title every month.

I hunted through the bundle of fronts that I’d cut off old Christmas cards for ones with snow on them. In the end I chose 3 for the calendar – a robin on a snow covered branch, a hedgehog walking through the snow, and a dog on a tractor in the middle of a snow covered field with sheep.

I did a pit of trimming around the robin and hedgehog and stuck the three pictures onto a sheet of cardstock so that they are overlapping.  This panel was stuck on to an A4 sheet of Adorable Scorable cardstock to frame it.

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

The Finished Page

This is the panel.

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.

-oOo-

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