Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Countdown to Mickey

Julie, you guessed right...it's a countdown calendar! We are planning a trip to Disneyland next month and I thought it would be fun for Lauren to countdown by putting a Mickey on the calendar every day until we leave. I thought this might help build some excitement for the trip and help teach her the concept of time, which at this age she has no concept of whatsoever.

This project turned out to be more time consuming than I thought with cutting out all the little numbers and letters, but I figure we’ll get quite a few years of use out of it and I’ll pass it down to Lauren to share with her kids someday.



The finished calendar measures about 31” x 22” and each little pocket is a 2.5” square. The pocket at the bottom of the calendar stores all the Mickey heads when not in use.

The Mickey heads are cut from glitter felt so they stand out nicely and I sized the pockets so Mickey’s ears would stick out.

The squares and the jumbo rick rack border are machine sewed and the letters and numbers are glued on with Aleene’s Super Fabric textile adhesive. Love this stuff. Easier and faster to use than a glue gun and it’s a super permanent bond on fabric, especially felt. Of course, it takes longer to dry than a glue gun, but that wasn’t a problem for this project.

All in all, I’m very happy with the finished calendar and I’m looking forward to Lauren having fun with it.

I'm linking up at the Sugar Bee for Take a Look Tuesday...

and Strut your Stuff Thursday at Somewhat Simple...


Lauren and her bunny, Hoppy, were casualties one night as I spent a little too much time working on my project.



Kim said...

Tooooo CUTE..
You always have such cute ideas..
Can't wait to see all the photos from your wonderful trip.. and the Christmas lights will be AMAZING..
Have a great week..

LeeAnne said...

SO CUTE! You are waaaay to clever, girl!!!

Gorgeous photo of Miss Lauren fast asleep!

We're going to Disneyland next year!WOOOOHOOOO!!!! I can.not wait!

Carolin said...

alright!!!! Can't wait to hear about your trip!!!

Great job on the calendar, girl - you are so talented!

Stephe said...

turned out AWESOME!

M3 said...

That countdown calendar ROCKS!!!!! Oh my gosh, we need one of those.

Christie said...

Are you selling them??!?!?! (Wink wink) You should.

This is AWESOME! You go girl...

Cough. Can you send me one? Sputter. Just sayin. I have no shame.

And M3 too. She clearly needs one too.


Carol said...

My goodness it has been a while since I've checking in! What a little beauty you have there! Have fun at Disney....we have yet to get Emily there! I'm not blogging anymore, but I'm on Facebook!! Happy Holidays!
Carol Wood

Scott and Kim said...

Donna, you are really amazing! You are so creative and talented... I'm wondering how you do it?? I love the Countdown to Mickey, your Halloween decor and... and... and... Very fun! I think we will see you before you leave for Disney, but if not, have a fabulous time!!

Jacquie said...

Donna that is so cool! Did you have a pattern or just come up with it on your own? If you had a pattern I'd love to know where I could find one also! Love it.