2010 Calendar

Firstly, thank you for all your kitchen love. I never expected such adoring comments on my tiny wee kitchen. It's such a funny pokey little space that really has not had a lot of practical or aesthetic thought put into it. We always had intentions of adding on and rennovating this house when we bought it, so the kitchen has always been a make-do-with-what-we-have-in-the-mean-time sort of thing. It has very little storage space, or bench space, or even space to move really - it's certainly a one person kitchen. The shelf with all the jars on it was stolen from Liam's room when we first moved in, how the previous owners managed without it I don't know! And the one with all the cups etc on it was rescued from the side of the road, we balanced it home on top of the pushchair!
So things are all sort of squished and squeezed in and every bit of room is utilised - it helps you think creatively :) I suppose it is kind of cozy, and in a way it's quite practical, you can bake a batch of biscuits or cook up dinner almost without moving your feet, he he. But really it would be nice to have a slightly larger space one day, especially when you have two little pairs of hands that want to help with everything.

Anyway, on to what this post is really about. I finally bought us a calendar for this year, yes I know I'm a bit slow huh, I won't even get to look at the first month by time it arrives. But isn't it cool! And it's multifunctional, because I'm going to cut the pictures off at the end of the year and frame them.

If you are as slow as me and haven't bought yourself a calendar yet, or feel the need to buy another, you can get one here, if there is any left, or how about one of these below from my shortlist.

Desk calendar by Ilee (Unfortunately sold out)
And next year, I think I'll be getting a Nikki McClure one. I think her artwork is wonderful. I was far too slow this year, they were well and truly sold out by time I got myself organised.


Rhiannon said...

What a great calendar (and an economical way to buy art work!), I make do with each month drawn onto a piece of paper at the moment as I like to scrawl things all over them and cross things out etc. I would feel teribble doing that to something I had bought!
All of the calendars on your shortlist are lovely but I especially adore the Nikki McClure one, everything she does is just so fantastic.

Kristin said...

Wow, that really is a cool calender. Haha, I usually make do with the freebies that get handed our way (the usualy scenery stuff!), luckily this years is a Porse one full of gorgeous smiling faces! Maybe next year I won't be so scrimp and will actually buy a nice one.

Stella said...

ooh delightful!

Tamara said...

these are THE loveliest calendars i have seen. great finds!

i know it's been a while since you've done your 5 parcels, but i wanted to say thank you again -- i get lots of compliments on your flower brooch, and i use your bread bag all the time.

Mary Beth said...

I love this post so much! Thanks for all the great calendar inspiration. I actually have 2 of the ones you posted (the Nikki McClure and the Ilee desk calendar--both bought early, although I didn't know they'd sell out) but how tempting it is to pick up a few more when there is so much loveliness out there!

Anonymous said...

Wow you really explained your kitchen to a 'T'.
I was wondering what the big deal was about you deciding on a calender, now I see, they are sooo cool, Im getting a little C.J xx

Mara said...

I love your calendar - and the others that made it to the shortlist! This year (and last year) I bought a frankie calendar.
[http://www.frankie.com.au/all-sorts/891-calendars-] The illustrations are just geogeous and like you, I'll be framing them when the year is done!