Project Life 2018 – January pages

Hello, 2018 – it’s time for a new year of documenting! This year, I’m continuing the monthly approach in a 9×12 album, and today I’m sharing my January pages!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - January

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - January

For my 2018 title page, I went with a 3×3 grid. All of the square cards and those cute plastic shapes are from Messy Box kits, and the embellishments are a mix of past Studio Calico kits and bits and pieces from my stash. I also included a shaker pocket – something I’d always wanted to do, but never got around to trying!

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Good times: Crafternoon Tea #4

It’s been a while since I hosted a Crafternoon Tea, but I’m bringing them back for 2018 as a way to bring my friends together over tea, snacks, and a fun creative project!

all the little happy things - Crafternoon Tea #4

This time around, we made felt bows using the tamplates from this post on Style Your Senses. They were super easy to make, which meant that there was enough time for everyone to make several bows!

all the little happy things - Crafternoon Tea #4

There were pens, scissors, glue and a veritable rainbow of felt on the table, and I provided everyone with a little pack of cardboard templates and various types of hair clips and brooch backs to attach to their bows, if they wanted.

all the little happy things - Crafternoon Tea #4

It was both fun and relaxing to sit around the table with old and new friends, cutting out and gluing felt, mixing and matching colours as we pleased – what a wonderful way to spend a drizzly Saturday afternoon!

all the little happy things - Crafternoon Tea #4

Geo print Ultimate Shift Dress

After the success of my dinosaur print Ultimate Shift Dress, I felt confident enough to cut into the textured geo-print cotton I bought in Japan. And the result was a lovely comfortable shift dress with a delightful 1960s feel!

all the little happy things - Geo print Ultimate Shift Dress

all the little happy things - Geo print Ultimate Shift Dress

I again opted for the sleeveless version and omitted the sleeve frills. The drape of this fabric suited the pattern much better than my dinosaur print fabric, so it looks much better without a belt!

all the little happy things - Geo print Ultimate Shift Dress

all the little happy things - Geo print Ultimate Shift Dress

The fabric is nice and lightweight, which suits the intense Australian summer, and I love the texture and the colour palette of the print!

all the little happy things - Geo print Ultimate Shift Dress

all the little happy things - Geo print Ultimate Shift Dress

I am so, so pleased with how this turned out – it’s exactly what I imagined when I spotted this fabric in Nomura Tailor! I’m looking forward to wearing this dress on many date nights and casual Fridays to come!