Thursday, December 10, 2009

The making of the calendar



Top picture:
Do you remember this and this? Here I am selecting pieces and gluing them one by one, little by little, lovingly, patiently.

Pictures from second at the top to bottom:
My mother in law brought hundreds of buttons. Run with my fingers through the stacks felt great. The girls helped to rule out some while I picked those who suited the calendar best. Or so I thought. Finally I put some string through the buttons as the way of hanging the calendar.

Thanks for your words on the finished calendar, and especially to those who pre-ordered it without even seeing it.

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Primera foto:
¿Os acordais de esto y de esto? Aqui estoy seleccionando las piezas recortadas y pegandolas una a una, poco a poco, pacientemente, cuidadosamente, en cada calendario.

Segunda y siguientes fotos:
Mi suegra trajo a casa cientos de botones. Entremeter los dedos en los montones me hacía sentir genial. Las niñas ayudaron a descartar unos cuantos, mientras yo elegía aquellos que me parecía que podían quedar mejor. Al final pusimos una cuerda para colgar el calendario.

Gracias por vuestras palabras sobre el calendario en el post anterior, y gracias especialmente a aquellos que lo encargaron sin haberlo visto.

Today's music:
Frank Sinatra

10 comments:

Jorge said...

Mola lo de los botones.

Hay que hacer más!

anne said...

Thanks Esti for sharing your process. I think you have made another piece of great art with your calendar. So very creative of you.

husband said...

ya está aquí el calendario! Ahora toca llenarlo y vivirlo (anotar los cumples y todo eso).

the calendar has finally arrived! now it´s time to live it and to fill it up (write down birthdays and all that stuff)

nathalie et cetera said...

How nice to see work in progress. And all those colorful buttons are so great!

marie-louise said...

WoW, all these buttons and helping hands:)

Engra said...

que guay todos los botones y todas las cositas...yo soy de las que cuando entra en una mercería me lo llevaría todo!!

te ha quedado genial!!

un saludo

Bea said...

Cuál será el mío??? Qué emoción!!!

Ciara said...

Wow! I hadn't relised they were completely hand made! For some reason I thought they were prints. I am full of admiration, and doubly annoyed at myself for not being on the ball and ordering one... sigh...

You are amazing, Esti!

elena said...

ala! qué cantidad de botones!
enhorabuena, el calendario ha quedado precioso.
_besos

Bonbon Oiseau said...

these calendars are so beautiful esti. i love what you are doing here.