Sunday, January 03, 2010

Yellow House Merchandise

Hello all :-) I wanted to share this post with you from Brit Boy about our latest project at the Yellow House. We've been busy around here lately with our crafts and creations and our plan is to offer similar calendars like the ones below for 2011. So please watch this space later in the year. Have a great rest of the weekend!

As I mentioned in an earlier post, when we were visiting family and friends over in the States at Thanksgiving we handed out some homemade gifts and cards. You have already seen some pictures of the cards we made, and I thought now would be an appropriate time to share some photos of the gifts too. I say appropriate because the gifts were all calendars, and I am sure that you have all been hanging up new calendars this last week – or wondering when and where you will be getting one for this New Year!


These calendars weren’t entirely homemade as such, but all the photos were our own, as were some of the backgrounds, and we laid out each page of the calendars to our own design too. We then got them printed up by a company in Belgium. We made calendars to two different designs – one as a wall calendar and the other as a desk calendar.

Here are the pictures of the pages of the wall calendar.






And here are the pages of the smaller desk calendar.










The lighting wasn’t the best when we took the photos of the pages and some are a little blurry – but you will get the idea!

We very much enjoyed putting the calendars together and we are hoping to take some more photographs during this coming year that we can use for more calendars for 2011. All being well, those will then be available to buy from our blogs sometime in the autumn. Unfortunately we cannot sell the ones for this year because we don’t have the image rights for some of the places that we have photographed.

Now, I have to go and plan some photographic expeditions with Dori

14 comments:

Agnes said...

Brilliant!
Happy New Year Dori & BB :-)

Georgette Jones said...

Peace and Blessings, Dori and Brit Boy!

Love the calendars. Great idea!

Sissym said...

Dori, how are you? I did not know the new blog (BRTI Boy), I left a greeting on it. I loved the signs of calendars. My mother will love to receive. I wish you a Happy New Year.

PJ said...

those are pretty cool. you guys did a great job. i like the desk calendar the best. have an awesome day...hugz!

Alicia aka "Fashiona" said...
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Alicia aka "Fashiona" said...

These pictures are just lovely! What a great family project!

heidi said...

Okay! How do you do this?? I want to be crafty and these are lovely! You and Brit Boy did a beautiful job Dori! Happy New Year to you both!

Duni said...

These calendars are fabulous, Dori!
You did a brilliant job on the photos!

Anne said...

That is such a great idea! Good luck with the 2011 calendars.

A.Marie said...

Those are gorgeous calendars! :)

Thanks for being a new follower of mine...I hope you enjoy visiting my blog as much as I have enjoyed visiting yours!

jacqueline said...

Keep the creativity flowing. Excellent work! Can't wait to see what you're cooking up for 2011. :-)

vchelle said...

Cool calendars! I like...I like...

Happy New Year!!

Ivanhoe said...

They turned out wonderful, Dori! I must admit that I still did not buy a calendar for this year. I must go this weekend :o)
Hope your new year is happy and healthy!
Hugs,
I.

Dori said...

Thanks everyone for your feedback and kindness about our calendars :) They were really fun to create and we're working very hard to get an even better calendar ready for 2011, so watch this space. Happy New Year to you all my dear bloggy friends :)

And Heidi, I think you should definitely give it a go. We just used photos that I took and then had a company in Belgium print them up for us. There are several companies that do this. Just do a Google search for places that do calendars or places that print things for you and you should find plenty in the US. We're going to try out others too, so we have some searching to do too :) I hope this helps.

Thanks again everybody for the support! Have a fab day!