This wonderful calendar is the joint effort of my sisters Cynthia and Donna. Donna is the owner of the Etsy store Timmees, and Cynthia is the photographer. Timmee is this whimsically designed tea kettle that has a determined air that reminds me of The Little Engine That Could.
Like a Gold Rush miner, she has to pan tons of gravel to find valuable nuggets like this vintage hand mixer–
–or these cherry-red Bakelite earrings.
Cynthia has to represent each object both honestly–nicks, scratches, and all–but also strives to express more qualities. Like the heft of September’s vintage stapler.
How great would it be to page through a calendar with photos of beautiful garments I sewed in 2018? Pretty great, I thought.
So as I start the Ready to Wear Fast year-long sewing challenge I’ll be thinking about the calendar I could hold in my hands a year from now–if I stay the course.
Inspiration and motivation come in many forms, and one of them, it turns out, is a calendar.
Wishing you a happy and productive New Year!