Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Oh. Overdue.


I got these calendar cubes from Baker Ross and distributed them for colouring. They were coloured beautifully, by people very much younger than me. We used my Copics and regular felt pens. They are on a coated board and there wasn't much difference in performance between the pens to be honest. 
See the striped effect on the November and September sides? That's a Copic...it didn't blend well on this particular surface. The girls didn't mind; I certainly didn't...it's fine!

The boxes are pre-scored and easy to assemble; we used glue but it wasn't really necessary. One of my aides-de-camp used ribbon to string hers up for hanging - no doubt somewhere where she can easily see her busy life. One of them (there a five in a pack) was unfinished and I brought it home with me and dumped it on my desk. Some time later, I was out and about with my sister-in-law who made a passing remark about a family birthday that I was unprepared for. Saved me some embarrasment and also gave me a use for the unfinished calendar boxes. I cut them into individual months, marked dates on one side and names in date order on the reverse of each month. Punched, coralled with a book ring and dropped it in my handbag. Nice, on-the-go, non bulky, disposable without conscience birthday book. 

Don't tell me I've a diary. I haven't. Don't tell me I could use my cell phone. I could. But I don't, it's for calls and messaging. My life may be in my handbag, but it's not on my 'phone!
This works, and it gave my test audience some fun. Win win!

7 comments:

heather gilmour said...

The calendar is gorgeous! September and November are really awesome, love that smooth effect.

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Sue said...

Fab project.

hope you have a nice evening. Sue

Krisha said...

Very nice and clever way you used the blank ones.
No, my life isn't on my phone either.......just a couple games I play when DH is some store and I wait in the truck.......LOL
Not many people call me, but we do text back and forth.
It's a good paper weight!

Helen said...

I think the cubes are great! I like how you've used the spare too.

Shoshi said...

Love the calendar cubes, Julia, and the little book alternative, too. What a cool idea.

Thanks for your lovely comment. I'm not worried about the postponements now - both turned out to be blessings in disguise, and neither could be helped. Just one of those thngs, and I'm certainly not apportioning blame anywhere. I heard from the hospital today that Friday afternoon is confirmed for my surgery. I'll be back on the laptop when I'm better enough for my hubby to bring it in. Meanwhile, I'll be posting from home until Thurs. night.

Shoshi

misteejay said...

The cubes look great Julia and I love what you did with the spare - so useful.
Toni xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

These are really cute. And I say use what works for you. If you don't use the phone or a diary.... that's okay.