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2020 to 2022 calendar Onesheets

Another something I get asked for a lot.  These are vertical Onesheets.  You can print them at any size by selecting the paper size in your printer dialog box.  You can print them at A3 or US legal for a wall calendar of a slightly larger size.  You can print them as a 4×6 for Project Life or a scrapbook page (although the print is going to be pretty tiny!) or standard US letter or A4 for a 3-ring/2-ring/4-ring binder style planner. Remember, you can change your print option to 2-per-page and get a Filofax sized planner sheet.

You will get two of each year, but I’m sure you can find a use for the second copy!

Here are the three versions:

This one has been posted before. If you want 2019 included in one PDF, this is the one for you.

 

This pretty cherry blossom one is also available for 2019, bundled with 2018, but you can just print the one page but the 2020-2022 bundle is HERE.

And here is a totally new one.  I still love the North Point font – maybe by 2022 it’ll be trendy again! Get that bundle HERE.

Of course you can grab all of them and print one year from one, the next year from the next, etc.

I might rotate them so people you have a planer in the horizontal orientation can also use them, but it might take me a little while to get to it.


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2020 Pretty Circle CD, checked and rechecked!

This pretty CD circle calendar is always a top request.  I really wanted to update the design a little but as time has been short and life busy, I’ve opted to just leave it as is and update the months.  Reminder – 2020 is a leap year!

 

You can grab the PDF here:

A word about errors:  I have mentioned my weird little program for making calendars. I have mentioned it is a little bit buggy.  Even so I do really like it, I know it, and I can usually make it do what I want it to for less than the cost of a couple of months of Adobe.  But it does keep me on my toes.  I must remember to check and recheck, because, very occasionally, something will alter, almost on it’s own.  The usual thing is something will all of a sudden not be BOLD when converting to a PDF. Or maybe a line defining a box will be different across 6 boxes on a page.  Because I create date columns (not individual date numbers) why all of a sudden ONE number would just not be there, I have no idea.  I have used this font and those blocks 100s of times.  January always shows 31 days.  Not yesterday.  The 2020 Tear-off set is fixed now.  Sorry to anyone who downloaded the faulty tear-offs.  I hope you notice and come back to get the corrected ones. My resolve has been strengthened and

 


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More calendars (tear-offs and Spanish Do to Sá) as requested!

I have 100s of files for calendars that I have made in the past.  When I get a request, SOMETIMES it is as simple as changing the month blocks to reflect the different date arrangements.  SOMETIMES even that is a lot of work.  These were neither simple nor too much work that I couldn’t be bothered. They fell nicely into the just enough effort to be interesting, without being annoying category.

What I hate, is changing from a Sunday to Monday to a Monday to Sunday arrangement. I really hate doing that.  Although, to be fair, I have worked out methods that make is way less effort that it once was.  Still, I’m not a fan.

Luckily one request, for a Spanish language version of the Doily cards, was from Nubia in Uruguay. Unlike many Spanish-speaking countries (or some Spanish-speaking USA residents) she does NOT need a Monday to Sunday version. You can get it here.

Another request, From Carol, for tear-off blocks that are not so girly, was also, fairly easy to complete. And I notice an error! It’ll be back tomorrow corrected!

My program is so buggy.  I tried fixing the missing day about 3 times and every time I looked at the final PDF 31 January was gone.  I can only hope when I add it back in it “stuck!”

Phew! There is is! And here is the PDF


Little things like the small 29 days for February 2020 (a leap year) is the kind of thing I can easily miss when altering an older calendar, and checking and re-checking for hat sort of thing takes TIME.  In this case, the exact version she wanted was so buried in the folders of calendars it was easier to make a new one than find the old one. They might be slightly bigger then the originals, but hopefully still useful.

I still have the Pretty Circle CD calendar that people always ask for to be updated, and some one-sheets (although there are a few 2020-2021 one-sheets already available here and here) and people do request landscape onesheets for use in their planners, so I expect you might see more from me sometime soon.


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Doily Calendar cards for 2020-2022

Hello!

 

We spend a lovely few weeks back in the USA, a trip that was long overdue.  But I got a fair few requests that I have been working my way thru.  This is one of them.

A before I give you the goodies, just a small request.  If you comment on my blog to ask for a calendar to be update to the current (or an upcoming) year, PLEASE either be sure you are commenting on the post that contains the calendar you want OR that your comment includes a link to that calendar.  Not meaning to point fingers but I make a ton of calendars.  And saying “the doily one” (which has maybe 5 or 6 different versions) or “the round one” (also 5 or more versions) or some other defining characteristic that means something to YOU but not to ME is going to mean the request drops way down to the bottom of my list! I have at least two requests for mystery calendars. They will remain in the queue till I get more info.

Ronna gets it right every year.  So I have done three years for her! Here are the Doily, re-oriented calendars for 2020, 2021 and 2022.

As usual, I tend to slightly alter the fonts and some other small details, just enough so I don’t get bored recreating the identical calendars year after year. Here is a page from each so you can see the slight variations. 

2020 is a leap year, and as usual I did my best to check, re-check and double check the dates to make sure it is right, but if you have been here in the past to get a calendar you know no one is infallible, not even calendars uploaded to other sites.  And you may recall me showing the link to a calendar I used for verification that was totally wrong, and so was mine.  I feel pretty confident I got it right this time, but as ever be on the lookout for any errors. If you find one let me know. 😀

 


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My Nearly No-Sew knitted stuffed heart pattern. Again

I have been tweaking this pattern since I first posted it some two years ago.  I think I am happy with a couple of improvements so I am adding it again.

The biggest improvement is a little hack for making smooth KFB.  I have seen it a few times in various places – I think it is abbreviated as KFSB, or Knit Front, Slip Back.

Basically, you knit the front of the stitch then twist and insert your yarn as if you will knit into the back loop

Instead of knitting, you simply slip that loop over to the right needle.

You have still made another “stitch” (see the three loops where once there were two?) but it looks so much better and it is just a bit faster! The resulting increase is also a bit smoother that the usual KFB.

The harsh straight bars that you get with a KFB (and you can see a little trio of them in the smaller heart-tip) are instead a more gentle, angled bar.

I have taught this heart to a few people, and one aspect that occasionally give people trouble is working on the two “heart bumps” so I thought I would redo the photos for that and practice with my new phone’s camera.

Once you have completed the increases and are ready to do the heart bumps:

Knit the first 10 stitches on the front needle. Slip the last 10 stitches onto some scrap yarn – in this case scrap yarn is a better choice than a stitch marker!

It is a lot less likely to get in your way, because now you will knit only the 20 stitches on the right, 10 on the front needle and 10 on the back.

Once you knit to the end of the heart bump section, cut a long tail and thread a big-eye needle. Run the end thru the live stitches but DO NOT GATHER.

This is where you will stuff.

Now, thread the new yarn end onto your needle and (here comes the sewing bit) make a stitch or two to close the gap in the V of the heart.

Secure this so when you begin knitting it doesn’t loosen up. Now, working on the final 20 stitches, knit a round then repeat the instructions for the original heart bump.  If you are struggling to keep the final few stitches from gathering, slip a fat marker into the opening.

Stuff the heart and gently gather the two tops.

Either secure and weave in the ends OR thread each one thru your needle, insert and exit thru the centre V to create a hanger.

I’ve been stuffing them with lavender from our garden!  Did you know lavender repels the clothes moth?  I have spent too much time knitting socks only to sacrifice them to a hungry moth!

Here is the new pattern.  Hope you enjoy it!

 


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Book folding Templates – BIG Alphas

I am getting the sense that the serifs on the collegiate-style alphabet makes them less useful, and have been meaning to take the 20 minutes it needed to make a big, bold, plain alphabet, like this:

Only the I and the J share a page.

I also did the numbers (use the O from the alphabet for Zero) with a couple of extras:

Grab them:

Alphabet

Numbers

Hope they are useful!


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Calendar Post – One-sheets in English, Spanish and French

It has been a while since I’ve done calendars in foreign languages.  I mentioned that I thought making ones that could mix and match would be a nice idea so I went ahead and did it.

So here is what you can do.

Pick your top&bottom design.  Here are the choices:

 

Download the 6-page PDF here.

Next, download the calendar that you want to use.

There are font variations in these two:

If you want Sunday to Saturday 2018 calendars CLICK HERE.

If you want Sunday to Saturday 2019 calendars CLICK HERE.

For the foreign language ones there is a single font choice for each year.

If you want Sunday to Saturday SPANISH calendars (2018 AND 2019) CLICK HERE.

If you want Sunday to Saturday FRENCH calendars (2018 AND 2019) CLICK HERE.

Because my research tells me French calendars are traditionally Monday to Sunday, I did a M to S version in French.

If you want FRENCH (MONDAY TO SUNDAY) 2018 calendar CLICK HERE

I sorted out the little error – the blocks were correct but the day strip was Sunday to Saturday.  All fixed!

Once you have the files, print the background sheet, slip that printed page into your printer and print the calendar blocks on THAT. Or the other way around, as you prefer.

You can select A4, US letter, A5, whatever.  They should work.  But get back to me if they don’t!

We have a visitor for the next few weeks, and many more Dr. appointments, so hopefully this will keep you busy, playing with the variations. If there is enough interest and I have the time, I might sort out a Monday to Sunday version.

 


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A round up of all my 2017 (and a few 2018) calendars so far!

Finally, a round-up of the 2017 calendars so far! This is also now posted as a page under the Calendar Making Menu up top.  I THINK I have captured all of them. I will be updating a few other old ones as requested via comments, so watch this space!

CD calendars

2017 AND 2018

pretty2018JF

Colourful CD

2017cdinkycircles

Small circles – 2017 AND 2018, B&W or colour

leafycircle2017_colour

3×4 Project Life style cards

2017 AND 2018 3×4 cards

2018tornDecorate Yourself  – sample from 2016, but the link is to 2017 version to download

1DIYcalendar

Doily

2017Doily_rotated

Sideways doily

2017Doily_Jan2April

Fun and Funky

Funky2017

Banners

samplebanners

Lace – Sunday to Saturday

lacegrab

Monday to Sunday

m2s

Pretty gradient

pastel2017_Q

One Sheet calendars

Three One-sheets

onesheet

Colourful circles

onesheetcircles

Doily One-sheet

doily_1page

Tear-offs and Keyring

Pixel

tearoffs2017

Keyring, but works as tear-off too!

ornatekey2017

Plain tear-offs, two fonts – click the link to see the options

Planner Calendars

One sheet for planners

1doilyplanner

Mix and Match Planner sheets, too many to show but here are a couple that aren’t shown elsewhere!

bwfloralfloral-colour

Doily and Lace versions

january_doilyjanuarylace2017

Another lace one

2017lace_april

Boho Style and Watercolour floral

mandala

watercolourfloral

Foreign Language calendars

Spanish, Sunday to Saturday

2017_3spanishLace, French, Monday to Sunday

french

Lace, Spanish, Monday to Sunday

spanish2017


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Book folding alphabets – Coolvetica

I had a request for the Coolvetica font.  I won’t custom make a whole alphabet usually, but I wanted to judge how long it takes, just to confirm my decision. I did.  But as I had made it, there was no reason not to share it.

As usual, there are a few letters that don’t fit the boxes:

coolvetica-lower coolveticaupper

You’ll have to use your best judgement on them, and try to align them as best you can.  I’ve tried to place them in the boxes in a way that makes sense – like the top pf the g, the j (minus the dot) and the q are aligned as they would be without the outside-the-box stuff.  And the G and Q are centred without the tails. If that makes sense.  Refer back to the post for Gabo Drive for how to print and align.

Coolvetica Upper case

Coolvetica Lower Case

Coolvetica numbers and heart and &

I might play around with some special Christmas folds if I get a chance.  Would that be of interest? LMK!