Bah Humbug have challenged us to make something with fabric this week. Well I just so happened to be making a felted calendar for 2012 so this is ideal for the challenge. I started off making my own felted fabric from wool tops. I then made a template (using an old CD) and created my design within it which I numbered and cut out. I pinned these pieces onto the various coloured fabrics and cut out. I cut out a circle from black felt and then added my cut out coloured pieces in the correct order. I used my Janome embellisher to attach the design to the felt backing. I cut out another circle of black felt and embellished it to the main design around the edge - before finishing the circle I slipped in the old CD for added stability. I added a piece of black felt as a hanging loop and a piece at the bottom to attach my calendar to. The calendar has been covered with black card and peel-offs attached for the 2012 and around the edges. To make it more Christmassy I die cut a Christmas tree from red velvet using a Marianne die and backed it with silver card to make it stand out.
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