Project Life – July pages

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!

all the little happy things - Project Life 2018 - July

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?

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Scrapbook layout – making music together

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!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - making music together

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.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - making music 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.

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - making music together

I love how this page turned out, and the fact that it helped me use up some of my scraps!

Supplies used:

  • 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

Black denim Cleo dungaree dress

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!

all the little happy things - black denim Cleo dungaree dress

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.

all the little happy things - black denim Cleo dungaree dress

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!

all the little happy things - black denim Cleo dungaree dress

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.

all the little happy things - black denim Cleo dungaree dress

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!

all the little happy things - black denim Cleo dungaree dress

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!

all the little happy things - black denim Cleo dungaree dress

Scrapbook layout – seriously happy

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!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - seriously happy

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!

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - seriously happy

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - seriously happy

all the little happy things - scrapbook layout - seriously happy

I really love how bright and happy the whole page looks – so perfect for capturing this memory!

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