Saturday, December 21, 2013
The Holiday Skirt that Wasn't & The Great Search for the Perfect 2014 Calendar
Before I turned my eye to the final push of Christmas cards and gift wrapping, I had lofty ideas of finishing my Alabama Chanin DYI kit skirt before the holiday party.
Well...it's looking like I may wear it next year instead. Maybe I'll have to host a summer BBQ or something when it is finally done.
It's not that sewing it is a chore or anything, it is just slow going because I think the pattern I picked out, called Facets, has mostly very small pieces with only a handful of larger cut outs. I'm enjoying it and plugging along at it, and will probably not drink red wine while wearing it if you know what I mean. I am also really glad that I decided NOT to put beads on this project. That might have killed my chances of ever finishing it.
In past years I have had more cycles for play time. I used them to create a custom Quilt Otaku Calendar. It was really a labor of love and took me several hours to create. This year, I'm behind the 8-ball so to speak and looking to order a calendar made by some other creative genius.
Design Milk hosted a modern calendar round up which I really liked. The Risograph calendar by Jp King from Paper Pusher is a leading contender for me, but I haven't bought it yet. I'm open to other ideas if people have them. What calendar are you using in 2014?
Is it too much to also get the daily Polaroid calendar? A new Polaroid photo each day...it's called the Poladarium 2014. They even have a call for entries into the 2015 version. Hm...I wonder if any of my favorite images will make the cut for that. Cross your fingers.