Monday, April 18, 2011

What's the Date?

 I took a class back in December from
It was her Kitchy Kitchen Perpetual Calendar class, above is a picture how the calendar was supposed to turn out.  I knew when I signed up for the class that I wanted one for my studio and I ended up changing a lot of things from the calendar that Shirley taught in class!  But really that's nothing new for me, I can never seem to take a class and just make the project how the teacher is teaching it, I'm probably a teachers nightmare!!!  The calendar was on a cookie sheet (which I still used just not how it was supposed to be), the outside of the cookie sheet is where the current month and days are displayed and the inside of the cookie sheet holds the other months and left over days.  Each little box is decorated and gets a magnet so that you can easily move them around for each month.

Mine turned out a little (okay a LOT) different....but it turned out just perfect for me and for my studio. I had an old tray, I know I got it when I was shopping with Amanda but I can remember where, a thrift store probably, that I used instead of the cookie sheet. I used the inside to display the days because I loved the scallop edges and wanted them to be visible.  I took an old necklace and attached it to the tray so that I could use it as a hanger and topped it off with a pretty ribbon tied into a bow.  I hung it on the side of my bookcase so I can easily see it.  Since I used the inside of the tray for my calendar I didn't have an empty back to hold the extra months so I kept the cookie sheet to store the extra months on and keep it tucked behind the bookcase.

Here it is in my studio, I adore how it turned out!

3 comments:

Bead and Needle said...

Yeah, I adore that, too!!! Beautiful work, as always, Mandy. Have a wonderfully creative week...Tanya

Amanda said...

I LOVE how it turned out! The tray is perfect and yes I remember this tray. It has some kind of design on it if I remember right. Wooohooo for trays!

Ronna said...

Love your studio! Lots of creative items coming out of there I'm sure! You go girl!