A new handmade calendar for the kids, well and for me too.
My favorite details are the natural wood buttons and the ribbon from the swoon worthy Maileg found at my local fabric shop.
I hand embroidered all twelve months, seven days of the week, and twelve numbers (it took me a ridiculously long time to figure that one out!).
The extras are stored in a basket.
At one point the name perpetual calendar was taking on a very different meaning. I started this project about four months ago when I realized that my kids needed a little help with the order of the months. I didn't have a plan and in hindsight perhaps I should have. It didn't take so very long to do the embroidery but once it was finished all I had was a pile of small pieces of linen with dates on. I didn't know how to make it into a calender. So it sat for several months until I realized it was not going to make it self. After a trip to my local fabric shop, a yard of pelton extra-thick interfacing, some ribbon, buttons from my stash; I started putting it together, winging it as I went along. I am not ashamed to say that I turned to the hot glue gun for support on more than one occasion.
In the end of course, I think it was worth the wait. The kids are really very pleased with it and who knows maybe all three of us will learn something from our new perpetual calendar. Maybe.