Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Break From Baking

Years ago I made my dad a perpetual calendar; before I knew what that was, before you could buy them in a stationery store. It was a simple document, created with a word processor. I learned while visiting him last that he still has it -- tattered and folded, falling apart, outdated since the birth of grandchildren and the death of a few marriages.

I've been trying to find a creative use for my photos, and I think I'm on to something.

I'm working on a generic template that will allow me to switch pictures and add personalized birth dates. I took the .pdf file to the local copy shop, and they printed, cut, and bound it for me. I've seen DIY binding kits at the craft store, so next time I might just get them to print it and do the rest myself.

Craft project success! And just in time to start thinking about holiday gifts.


  1. I LOVE THIS! I'm going to have to make one too. Possibly for my dad, he does like things like this. :)

  2. I hope you added a photo of yourself durign your birthday month

  3. I thought about that, but decided against it. There are other family birthdays in November, and I didn't want to leave anyone out.