Sharing my July Project Life pages today! We went on holiday to Victoria in July but I decided to put those photos in a separate travel/vacation album, so I don’t actually have a lot of pages for this month, but I did have fun putting these few pages together!
I went with lots of bright colours for my July title page this time! The little house puffy stickers are by PinkFresh Studio, purchased from Washi Gang – aren’t they just darling?
I really loved this photo of my brother and my niece playing the piano at my parents’ house, so I decided to make a simple layout to feature it!
I started with the black and white striped paper, to echo the piano keys, and just layered in strips of patterned paper, printed vellum and washi tape – whatever scraps I had on hand in my colour palette that looked good together.
I decided not to add any journalling (there wasn’t too much of a story to tell), and just added a simple title with letter stickers, highlighted by some torn gold foil washi tape.
I love how this page turned out, and the fact that it helped me use up some of my scraps!
- Black and white striped paper from the Maggie Holmes ‘Open Book’ collection, purchased from Spotlight
- Gold foil washi tape, patterned vellum and red corrugated card from my stash
- Pink heart patterned paper from the Studio Calico ‘Fountain Square’kit
- Red and pink striped paper from an old Messy Box kit
- ‘More of this’ patterned paper from the Studio Calico August 2017 paper pad
- Letter stickers from the Studio Calico ‘Silver Lake Lodge’ Documenter kit
I know, I know, I’m kind of late to the party… but oh well, at least I got here eventually! Yes, I’ve joined the club of people who adore the Cleo pattern from Tilly and the Buttons – after scrolling through all the gorgeous #sewingcleo inspiration on Instagram, I decided that enough was enough and I had to make one of my very own!
I opted to make the mini dungaree version, using buckles that I bought from Tilly’s online store at the same time as the pattern. I used a black denim with a bit of stretch – something simple and basic to see me through the transition from the cooler months.
The pattern is super simple and very quick and easy to put together. I cut a size 4 and took the back of the dress in at the waist by a few centimetres, as I didn’t really end up needing all the curve room that the pattern provided for. I also raised the back pocket placement a bit to accommodate my shorter frame. Other than those minor adjustments, it was a nice easy fit and a very quick make!
The only little thing that bugs me is that after I stitched the facing to the dress, I discovered that the right strap was sewn down at a sharper angle than it was supposed to – but it’s not super noticeable and it doesn’t bother me enough to unpick all of that stitching, so I’ve just left it as is.
The front pocket is also the perfect vehicle for displaying a few pins from my growing collection! Here I’m sporting two of my very favourites – Daria Morgendorffer and Jane Lane from Girl Fawkes Pins!
I’m so glad I jumped on the Cleo bandwagon! Initially, I wasn’t sure that I was really into the dungaree/pinafore dress trend… but I’m a total convert now. I’m already dreaming up a few more Cleos – maybe a fun yellow pinafore for summer, an indigo denim dungaree dress with contrast topstitching… so many possibilities!
A little while ago, I picked out some stories I wanted to tell in traditional scrapbook layouts, and printed off a whole bunch of photos. I decided to get started with the story of meeting Goofy at Tokyo DisneySea – one of my happiest recent memories!
I started off by picking out the word and phrase embellishments that best captured my feelings about meeting Goofy, and built the page around those. To keep the whole page cohesive, I used circle and star embellishments. My fave is that little flair badge – so cute!
I really love how bright and happy the whole page looks – so perfect for capturing this memory!