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A Family Tradition - Count Down to Christmas Calendar
This felt/glue/sequins calendar is circa 1981. It was made when DS was 2. Now DGS, who is 8, helps his Dad put the decorations on the calendar count down to Christmas Day.
|The calendar with this Christmas tree is circa 2004 (DGS was 2).|
The letters and picture shapes for the calendar were traced from the magazine patterns on to cardboard, cut out, traced on to various coloured felt and cut out again. Hand numbing work. The sequins were glued with fabric glue (only time I every bought fabric glue). I still have a small container of the sequins, left overs. Matching velcro 'rounds' were glued to each decoration and to the tree.
|This year the calendar is on the side of the fridge with about 20 magnets holding the top edge.|
Lots of repairs and replaced velcro dots over the years.
|Used carpenters glue for repairs this year, checked out the significant amount of missing |
sequins on the
30 year old decorations
(decided that was part of its charm).