Friday, March 8, 2013

March Calendar Girls 2013

Welcome to our March Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. Its absolutely amazing when you do a google search the interesting facts you may find. Such a find is special and unique occasions throughout the year!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. As Neil Sedaka sang in his song "Calendar Girls" - "March, gonna march you down the aisle".

The hop starts with the beautiful and very talented Janet at The entire line-up is available just in case you get bogged down with all the holidaze and craziness!!!!

You won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!!

The line-up for February includes:
Janet ~
Lisa ~
Miriam -
Jearise -
Amanda ~
Lynne -
Kimberly ~
Anita ~
Vicky ~
Vicky (my 2nd card) ~

March Occasions We Wish to Share:
  • National Woman's History Month -  Janet
  • Irish American Month - Lisa
  • National Craft Month - Miriam
1 National Pig Day - Jearise
1 Peanut Butter Lovers Day - Amanda
3 National Anthem Day - Edwina
3 Peach Blossom Day -Anita
4 Hug a GI Day  - Janet
5 Lily's 2nd Birthday - Lynne
11 Johnny Appleseed Day - Michele
12 Girl Scouts Day - Lynne
12 Plant a Flower Day - Kimberly
13 Ear Muff Day -
14 Learn About Butterflies Day ~ Amanda
14 Popcorn Lovers Day - Lisa
15 Incredible Kid Day - Lisa
16 National Quilting Day - Lisa
17 St. Patrick's Day - Kimberly
18 Goddess of Fertility Day - Miriam
20 International Earth Day -
22 National Goof Off Day - Vicky
23 National Chip and Dip Day -
25 Waffle Day -
26 Make Up Your Own Holiday Day - Lisa
28 Something on a Stick Day - Jearise
30 National Take a Walk in the Park Day -
31 Easter - Jearise, Amanda, Kimberly, Lisa, Vicky

Lynne will be going through her stash and sending one lucky winner a surprise package to someone that remarks and gives bloggie love on each of the participants.

For my first holiday I had National Craft Month, so I decided to make a card to honor all my crafty friends. I wish I could send one to all of you, but I can't... so here it is for all to see:

I decided to put a little of everything on the card: yarn and some knitted twine (on nails), some lace, a few beads (given to me by my friend Jenny Alessi), both on a string and on a pin. Also on the pin is a charm from my craft shop (it's a key). There are some buttons, a svg of a pinwheel from (one layer of the many layered freebie). In the middle of the pinwheel is a flat backed pearl from my shop. Also some paper flowers, lace and buttons. The sentiment I made using a font that I found here and the heart is from here.

The other holiday I chose to make a project for is Goddess of Fertility Day. I made an altered canvas.

The image of the Goddess's I found here, then I printed them on a thin card stock. The Klimt reproduction and the sunflowers are both napkins. They are adhered to the canvas with Mod Podge. 

 I decorated the ladies with various items including some dew drops, rhinestones, and red sunflower pearls from my supply shop as well as items that I had in my stash. You can also see a tree charm that came from my shop, as well as a jute cord that I used the put around the edge of the picture. The tree is another symbol that come up when you search for fertility.

 Here is a close up of the left side where you can see the "vine" I made with thin green ribbon and put flowers on. You can also see the bird charm that, along with the bee on the sunflower napkin, makes the birds and the bee(s).

This flower I received in a swap from Eve Jansen-Brand (blog here). I added the button in the corner.

Your next stop along the way of the calendar is Lorby's World. Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on April 13, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!


  1. Wow! These are different than you normally see. I like them.It is like looking at art in a museum. They are very pretty. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  2. Very unique projects, I really like the decorated ladies and I have to wonder how you made the vine out of ribbon!! Very nice job! Oh and love all the sunflowers!!

  3. Awesome card with so many wonderful crafty items. Really impressed with the nail with the twine!!!

    Great canvas what a great idea. Loving how you represented fertility!

  4. Beautiful piece, Miriam. Opened a new door in your exploration of art. Keep up with it!

  5. what super projects my friend!!!!! I thoroughly enjoy our hops together!
    Much love, hugs, and friendship

  6. awesome creations... and what a fun hop... love your colors and gems... and hey, I just found out you have a blog... super cool... now I am a follower and an email subscriber...

  7. Thank you for the card Miss Miriam wonderful creation. Your canvas piece is amazinf I love all the differnt elements qiute a show piece!!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet