Crafty Cathy

knitting.crocheting.sewing.photography.

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    I can be both crafty and crafty. Here you'll find most of the former and sometimes a little of the latter.

    I knit.
    I crochet amigurumi's.
    Sometimes I sew.
    Occasionally I cook.
    I always take pictures.

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2008 Calendar

Posted by 2ton Inspired on December 18, 2007

In years past I always said, “Wouldn’t it be fun to create a mini calendar to give to our friends/family?” And then family stuff would come up or work would get busy and I just never got around to it. I thought this year would be the same ‘ol story but surprise surprise, it’s not.

It was one of those “Ah ha!” moments where I had the right images, the right software and and figured out the right process. I love those moments. I wish I had these moments every day.

A few days ago I stumbled upon a website called The PotterPuffs and quickly fell in love with the Powderpuff Girls inspired artwork. I found that the artist was open to sharing their work and allowing visitors to use images that were not commissioned by others.

I was inspired and with the vision of the calendar in my head I started. Using Microsoft Publisher to obtain the calendar dates (call me efficient… or lazy!) I copy/pasted them into InDesign to create the layout. Calendar on bottom, picture on top. I was even able to find some Harry Potter fonts from MuggleNet.com for the month name and cover.

The calendars are small (measures 2.5×2 inches) and I haven’t decided how I’m going to put them together yet. A center ring maybe? Or rubber cement the top and find a stand? I think they’re too small for the CD cover/stand though. Thoughts?

I’m toying with the thought of using Photoshop to create some abstract art for a more grown up version of the calendars. Or maybe using some of the pictures I took during our last few vacations.

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