2017 Banner calendar

LOL!  It’s taken me about two weeks of very sporadic working to get this set done.  I feel bad that I appear to have abandoned my calendar work, and all the followers who check in looking for them.  I have been focused on book folding and my house move. The book folding templates are super simple to create – there is little to no dithering and no real design choices to make. If someone asks for a specific font, it LITERALLY takes 10 seconds longer than typing the word to make a template. If they don’t name a font I pick one pretty much at random, usually opting for a big, plain blocky font like Mondo Cane or Gabo Drive. But the calendars take me some time, and time is precious now.

I’ve tried to cut out a step – rather than just having a sheet of the seven start days (i.e.  a block where the 1st is a Monday, one a Tuesday, one a Weds, etc) I created a year.  That lets me change the font and re-use the set for any future calendars I make, although I am addicted to Bonveno CF as a font for numbers and it has this bouncy quality that means things need re-aligning. It occurred to me that this sheet itself might be useful to others – you can use it for tear offs (approx. 2 x 2 inches) or to add to a plain piece of patterned paper for a “custom” calendar, or added to a larger piece where a calendar is needed.

I made two, one Summer font:


and Bonveno CF


Summer font version

BonvenoCF version

The actual printables set looks like this:


And you can download that set here.

I hope that will hold you over till I find time to do more.  I am working on a 2018 version as well, so if there is a 2017 calendar version I post that you particularly like, and want to see as a 2018 calendar so you can do two years at once, then comment.  No promises, but I’ll try my best.

I have a deadline of the end of the month for all the painting (needs to be done ahead of the carpets being replaced) and mid-July for other work, ahead of all of our stuff arriving.   Today it is MORE painting (done FOUR large rooms upstairs so far, two more bedrooms and three bathrooms still to do upstairs, then two rooms downstairs being professionally done, with the kitchen and 3 others left for me) and today, the back utility room is being redone to hopefully cure some carefully concealed damp. And in my spare time, I have a date with a drill-mounted scrubber to clean the incredibly grubby Victorian entry way tiles, two houses worth.  My knees ache just thinking about it.  That should explain my lack of regular blogging.


2017 Tear-off calendars

Stuck in the house with the electrician.  He’s updating the very, very old electrical box in the kitchen.  The good thing about having a house that used to be two houses is there are two electrical supplies.   So he is happily working away, with the power off, in House One, while I am happily working, with the power on, in House 2!  I am awaiting return calls from a number of workmen, and some emails from a few painter/decorator types.  Before I steel myself to go down and attack the mildew left behind once the washer and dryer were removed (ugh!) I thought I would add this set of 2017 tear-offs.  At 2 x 2 inches, I hope they will be useful.


You can download them here.

So I don’t have a printer yet, and I can’t print them to verify it’s all good.  Sometimes I will see something that looks wrong on my monitor but is fine when it prints, like the lines under the day strip.  Sometimes they LOOK like one or two are a bit fatter on screen but when I print they are OK.  No matter, really, as they are tear offs, you are only going to see one at a time so if a line is slightly thicker it probably doesn’t matter, it just bugs ME LOL!

No putting off the mildew any longer….. ugh.