Friday, 4 February 2011

Year of the Rabbit

Happy New Year to all those who celebrate the Chinese New Year which began yesterday, February 3rd. I meant to have this post ready yesterday, but other things got in the way. This is the Year of the Rabbit, people who are born in the Year of the Rabbit are said to be sensitive, cautious and lucky!

I've made a couple of little hanging calendars to mark the occasion. I used the popular Haiku Bunny (AKA Mountain Hare) by Hero Arts, and the papers are by AED (Alison Ellis Designs). The calendars themselves were from a free download which I printed out onto a single sheet of copy paper and cut to a uniform size. If you're wondering how they are held together seeing no staples or brads there, what I did was simply use a line of repositionable adhesive to the top of each month and adhere them all together. I started by adhering down December with permanent adhesive then working through to January by placing the next one on top. I think I used Pritt brand roller and since it's repositionable it doesn't stick fast and they peel off like a Post-It note, so no messy ragged edges when you peel off to the next month.

Other items used:gold eyelets, fibre for hanging, ribbon, white rub-on numbers (Making Memories) and tiny black number stickers.

I've used the challenge from Daring Cardmakers for a card with an Oriental feel or a card with a rabbit. OK, this isn't strictly a card but I'll enter it anyways!

In case you were wondering about how my brother and his family fared during Cyclone Yasi, I had a phone call from him at around midday yesterday to confirm that they were all OK, thank goodness! I'd spent all night worrying about them and hadn't been able to get through myself on the phone as their power was out, but he managed to get through on his mobile. They only had some minor damage to their house and lots of debris littering the yard with his lovely garden in a bit of a mess. They were a bit worried about flooding under the house when high tide occurred as previous cyclones of a milder nature had resulted in up to metre of water, but this time they only had a water-logged backyard. Very lucky!! The main carnage was to the north of Townsville in the smaller towns of Cardwell, Tully and Mission Beach, but luckily most people were evacuated from those towns in plenty of time before the cyclone hit and so far only one life has been lost that we know of anyway, some areas were still unable to be accessed due to flooding over the highway.

It looks like we will be having a very wet weekend down here in Victoria as we will be getting the fallout from the last two cyclones. Some towns are on flood alert again, so fingers crossed they won't get inundated again.

Hope everything is OK in your part of the world, thanks again for visiting here!


Anonymous said...

Both of your calendars are lovely! So glad that your brother and his family are okay!

Beth said...

Lyn so glad to hear your brother and family are okay thanks for the to your calendar fabulous GF love the red and black you did such a wonderful job on this.

Anonymous said...

Hope everything is fine with you all today.....such a battering in that storm last night all my family ok hoping all is good with you all too..

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy Chinese New Year :)

Happy blogoversary :)

stlbarb said...

I wish I had this rabbit stamp now that it's Year of the Rabbit. It's always been one of my favorites. Great calendar!!

Anonymous said...

Glad to know that your brother is doing OK hun!! I love your calendars!! What really fun projects!! TFS!!HUGS

Christine Riley said...

I'm so glad your family is okay! Keep us posted. Love your projects, they are so elegant.
Hugs, Christine

Kathi said...

I'm glad your family is okay. Australia sure has been pummeled by Mother Nature.

Your calendar is absolutely fantastic!!!

Carole Meisenhelter said...

I was the lucky recipient of the last calendar showing. It hangs on the hutch door of my family room; thanks again Lyn for this lovely artwork of yours to celebrate Year of the Rabbit.