Lesley Teare Needlework design

Update on a birthday fairy

2nd Jan 2016

The following section gives details on how to make this delightful calendar. This picture was posted before Christmas and the details have also been added to that page. But in case you missed it, here it is again along with all of the instructions.

 My thanks to DJ for showing us her lovely work and this additional guidance for us all to create our own calendar.

From DJ

Someone had inquired as to how I finished this piece. I did not post earlier, since I did not want my family to see it if it appeared somehow on Facebook. Anyway, late, but here it is if you are interested.

This is a piece of 1/2" foam core board covered with batting and fabric then trimmed around the edge with ribbon and pearl-end straight pins. The pins are glued in so they would be hard for a little one to pull out. Before I put the fabric on the board, I sewed a little pocket on it positioned behind the calendar, and I will put stickers in it for DGD to use on the calendar for special days.

I used a clear command hook, glued and pinned (drilled a couple small holes in it) for hanging the calendar on. I purchased a calendar that should be easy to replace yearly. You could certainly make your own and it could be cuter.

Then I made the CCS motif into a little “quilted†ornament. Any technique would work. I used batting and fabric and a little ribbon for the hangers with some ric-rac around the edge. I put a couple additional pear-shaped pearl straight pins at the top of the board to hang the “ornaments†from. Those pins needed to be cut shorter with wire cutters so they don’t go all the way through the board. I glued them as well.

I plan to affix a small picture-framing hook to the back.

I hope this is helpful. I’m so pleased that you like what I’ve done.