Old Calendars = Tons of Fun!

Who knew recycling an old calendar could be so much fun?  The smaller journal I made first had a machine-sewn binding and pages collaged with Mod Podge, but this new one is entirely sewn – not a drop of glue in sight!  I used a 12″ square calendar with a butterfly theme and lots of interesting ephemera from my stash.

The back cover gives you an idea of what the inside calendar pages look like.  I left the butterfly pages plain and embellished only the calendar grids, so there’s a humongous butterfly on every other page spread.

Here’s a look at some of the embellished pages.  It was so much fun breaking out my sewing machine again!  It had been a long time since we parted ways.

 

 

And now I really am going to use my beloved Cynthia Hart Victoriana calendars!  I have five of them saved from past years and I think they’ll be amazing as journals.  Maybe I’ll even load up the sewing machine with pink thread!  (Oh, say it isn’ true!  Pink?  Really?!  Bestill my girlish heart!)

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One Response to “Old Calendars = Tons of Fun!”

  1. Terri Says:

    Oh My Word! This is Awesome!! Love it! Those inside pages are stunning, filled with girly goodness. Beautiful. And no glue! Gotta love that.

    Pink thread – I can hardly wait!

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