Monday, 26 July 2010

Bind-it-all Calendar ( long post, lots of piccies !)

I`ve had this weekend to myself so it has given me plenty of time to play with my new toy, the pink Bind-it-all machine. Here is my first project using it, I always make myself a calendar for the new year and I ALWAYS leave it until the last minute so I thought I`d get well ahead of myself for next year this time!
I got the idea from the Zutter website, and with a few modifications this is what I came up with.

I have only used 6 spaces on the o wires to display half the year at a time but it could be made to display the full 12 months, this one is going to be sitting on my desk and as I have limited space I decided to make it shorter, the next 6 months are tucked away in the drawer underneath.

I have used the lovely nitwit papers that I bought from Sir Stampalot, the pegs I picked up in Oldrids department store ages ago and they`ve been sitting in storage waiting for a project to use them on, the pages were cut from nestabilities labels 10, the gingham ribbon is Bazzill and the tassel is papermania.
I wanted the calendar pages to be removable so that I can use it for years to come ( don`t really want to cut all those pages out every year !) The pegs were an ideal choice for that so all I have to do year after year is print myself another calendar from the computer.

It was a bit tricky getting the o wires in the top without bending the cardstock, the trick was to almost close up the o wire first before feeding it through the holes, then close it up completely once it had been threaded through.
I must say I am pretty pleased with the outcome. It was a labour of love but I hope the end result was worth it.

Well, my family is back today so I`d better clear away the mess from my crafting weekend and get on with some housework, at least then it doesn`t look like I`ve spent the WHOLE weekend playing ! shhhh don`t tell anyone ! lol , bye for now xx


  1. wow!!! this is just so gorgeous and creative! absolutley love it!! Hugs Juls

  2. Hi Sara, blown away, I have gone!

  3. Seriously this is so so fabulous, I just love the idea, it really is a work of art.
    hugs chris xx
    arn't those nitwit papers so special.

  4. Hi!Sara Oh!!my this is just GORGEOUSSSSS,i so love it and truly a work of art-clever you.
    The papers look lovely ,pegs too and what a great idea to keep the rest of the year in the draw.
    This would be a perfect gift for craft lovers-hehe!!
    take care,hugs Lou.xx

  5. Gorgeous project Sara will have to have a look at the zutter site, would never have thought of using the wires that way.Do like the idea of the draw for storing the ones you are not using.
    Louise xx

  6. ohhh wow what a fab idea. very clever.
    love debbie xxx

  7. Hi Sara, i finally found you ! this is a great idea and the colours are yummy, i love it. im just gonna look through your creations. I spose i should have done that before i comment but ive been sewarching for you for ages, then i realized you'd be on Louises blog list !

  8. Hi sara its kim finally found you. This projest is extreamly good. Its inspirational and extreamly well executed, Wow!!!! and can be used year on year as you have provided pegs to hold the calenders. Well done you! You are a truely inspired crafter. love kim

  9. I saw you on Chris's blog (all about colour)and thought I would have a look what you are up to and was delighted with what I saw, this calender is just one of the beauties will be back Dorothy


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