Thursday, November 20, 2014

DIY Calendar

I know it is kind of early to be thinking of 2015, but appointments are being made and I need to keep track of them. I like to keep my calendar on the fridge where everyone can see what is going on, but I don't want to have loose pages or even just one page up there at a time.
There are plenty of sites out there where you can download your own calendar pages. One of my favorite sites is iMOM. iMom is a great site for printables, inspiration for family fun, parenting, date night ideas, and more. I recommend checking them out even if you do not use their calendar pages.
To make your own calendar you will need printed calendar pages, cardboard cut to fit your printed pages, regular white glue and clips or clothespins to hold everything together while it dries.

First, you will want to be sure your pages are in the correct order and that paper and cardboard are all lined up evenly all the way around. Clip your paper at the top like this:
Make sure the paper is flat against your cardboard.

Next, you will want to put a fine bead of glue at the very top left, middle and right making sure to spread it out evenly with the tip of your glue bottle:
Be sure to let the glue dry overnight before you remove your clips. Your pages will tear off easily from one month to the next. You could also glue some magnets to the back if you wish.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Free Knit and Crochet Patterns for Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving fast-approaching, I have been searching the web for quick and easy projects to knit or crochet. Here are some of the projects that I have found, and I hope that you will enjoy these as much as I do.

Starting from the left of the row on top:
1. Autumn Leaves Placemats
2. Turkey Day Dishcloth
3. Crochet Turkey Coasters & Ornaments
4. Tiny Acorn Pattern
Bottom row starting from the left:
5. It's never too late for Indian corn
6. Squeeze n' Sniff Pumpkin Pie
7. Gobble Gobble finger puppet
8. Autumn Oak Leaf Knitting Pattern

Happy Crafting!