I'd been asked by several people if I intended to create a 'Nostalgia' calendar for next year - With the pressure on(!), a couple of weeks ago I set aside a whole day to take photographs, to put together a new set of 13 shots to make up the next edition.
I decided I wanted to work on a similar design to the 2010 version (below). I had receive one criticism about this design, which was that it was difficult to work out which was the right way up to the photos.
I had taken birds eye views of lots of colour-coordinated items in my collections, piled up in an (artistic!) heap, which is probably where the problem lay. Taking this on-board, this year I made sure that my arrangements had shadows to give more depth. I also used less pieces to make simpler displays.
I selected items from the treasures in my cupboards, but was careful to limit them to a theme for each month.
Millinery flowers was a pretty springtime choice, for example. I placed each collection onto one of my Scheurer fabric samples, carefully selecting a suitable colour to best show off the objects.
I also wanted to include two postcards within each photo...
So these were selected from my keepsakes that I store inside antique sheet music books and have shown on my blog back in 2008.
The postcards that I keep are all special to me and so selecting just a few to use on the calendar was difficult!
But I got there! I have now received my 1st supply of the latest Nostalgia calendar from the printers, (2nd order is in the pipeline) so I would like to offer you a preview here...
The front cover is a taste of what's to come inside - I arranged one item from of each of the twelve themes in a pleasing layout.
January: Vintage tins.
February: Decorative boxes.
April: Floral hats.
May: Pretty china.
July: Perfume bottles and boxes.
August: Evening bags and purses.
October: Shoes. (my favourite one!)
December: Sparkling brooches.
Each month has the glossy photograph, plus a gridded page with plenty of space to jot down important events or appointments on the appropriate dates.
I shall be offering them for sale in the catalogue of my on-line shop as from today; at the fairs I shall be attending where you can view before you buy, and at Nostalgia at No.1 too of course.
Hope you like the new colourful calendar for 2012!
I have to be off to work now, but will answer any requests or queries on my return.
Have a great day,