Friday, December 6, 2013

Hello Kitty Wall Calendars

Back again with the Hello Kitty version of the hanging wall calendar.  I was lucky enough to get my hands on this Hello Kitty paper pad and chipboard pieces when they debuted at Michaels on the mainland earlier this year.  I like that HK is in kraft colors since it is a new twist on Miss Kitty!

Hmmm, do I have anything else to share?  I need to go check if I have any more photos.

Sister Stamps Wall Calenders

I guess you could say that these hanging wall calenders are my signature calender each year.  But as mentioned before, I try to change them up each time so that customers don't get bored of the same old thing.  This year I decided to make it so that the calender doesn't need to flip over as in year's past... So in order for it not to be too long, I included two months on each panel.  Here's some of my samples...

You get the idea right?  So, the ones below are pretty much the same except that they are not opened up.

Back soon with some Hello Kitty versions of this type of calendar.

Altered clipboards

Decided to try something new this year and alter some clipboards.  I got a good deal on these mini clipboards and decorated them with paper.  

Don't laugh but now I have an over abundance of 2014 mini calendars (after a panic of thinking I might not have enough), so I decided to add some to the clipboard along with a post it note pad.  Then added in an image like Hello Kitty or Sister Stamps images.

I think I might go back and add some flowers to the clip board, so they may look a bit different when you see them!

Sister Stamps 12x12 Calendars

Are you still with me?  Yes, I have lots more to share...

Need to thank my sister who really helped me out this year.. thanks sis!  I don't think I could've cranked out as many calendars this year if not for her.

So I also made some Sister Stamps 12x12 calendars too..  This one is my favorite.  I think it's cause it's a new design that will be released next year (she doesn't even have a name yet!).  For now I call her "crane girl".  Made this one for a special crafty friend who helps me a lot every year for my craft fair.

And here's some Taiko calendars.  Had to make more cause Paul showed them to his Taiko group.  Girl will be a new release for next year too.

Yoshimi is an old favorite, but do you see someone new?

Kiki makes an appearance too!  Miyoko is altered a bit from the original image. She used to be holding a cupcake, but now she's holding an umbrella.

We have another new image here along with Miyono.

Couldn't go without Kiyomi!

Even had some of the critters make an appearance.

Mei Lin is here too along with another newbie.

 If you are interested in these, hopefully you can make it to my fair on Saturday!

Hello Kitty Calendars!

Another new design that I came up with this year was a year-at-a-glance 12x12 calender. I like these a lot too since they are not that much work but people feel like they are getting a good deal.   What is pictured here is not all of the ones I made.. just a sampling.  I wasn't able to get photos of all of them since I sold a lot before I could take photos.  These are the Hello Kitty ones I made.  Love that I could bring them out of storage and give them some love!

Wow- is that enough?  Hoping I have some leftovers for Xmas gifts this year.  More 12x12s to come...

Kokeshi Calendars

As I told you earlier, I try to come up with new ideas each year so that my customers don't get bored (and me too).  While making the animal coaster calenders, I thought I really wanted to make some Japanese girl calenders using the same concepts.    Here's what I came up with...

I think these are my favorite new products this year!  I used coasters as the base and built up from there. It was easier making her into a kokeshi since I wouldn't need to make arms! :)

And here's more of the little girls in different colors.

Putting the finishing touches on all my stuff and getting ready for tomorrow!  Hope to see you there!