Friday, August 22, 2014

Eclectic Finishes

Miya and I both have finishes to share today. I made a hat, a zipper pouch, and 12 two-page scrapbook layouts. Miya made an adorable name tag for the guild meetings. I'll start with Miya...

Our guild meeting was last night and we finished her tag just in time. We didn't have time to make something for around her neck so we just used this piece of gold ribbon. She cut, appliqued, and top stitched this all by herself.

I'm pretty in love with how it turned out. I especially love her MQG member pin. I wonder if she is their youngest member at the tender age of seven.

I finished this adorable sheep hat that was an order from my shop. This is one of my favorite patterns and again it was an adult size order. I've been getting a lot of those lately - it's fun.

I also made this fun little pouch to match my tote bag. I'm pretty in love with this arrow canvas print from Cotton and Steel and love the metallic Dear Stella dot to match.

This cute pouch was made from the Ruched Happy Bag pattern. I won this pattern (and two others) on a giveaway but I was going to buy them anyway if I didn't win. I love how it turned out and it took me a little under an hour start to finish.

I've been further feeding my metallic addiction with metal zippers. I got this one (and several more) from my favorite shop for zippers - Zipit. They have amazing prices and a killer selection. This nine inch metal zipper was only $1 and their regular zippers run about $0.35 a piece when you buy a lot of them.

The bulk of my creative time has been taken up by my scrapbook project. I'm making an album for my mother of our trip to France. These 24 pages represent about half of the trip. They still need captions but are otherwise complete.

This is my favorite layout. I like how it has the cute metro paper and even a ticket stub.
Well, those are our accomplishments for this week. I'm linking up with my favorite places: TGIFF, Fabric Frenzy Friday, and Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. Both your daughter and her name tag, are adorable. Congrats to both of you on all your finishes.

  2. Sooooo much scrapbooking remains to be done at our house. . . ::sigh:: Nice job here. LOVE her guild tag, too - how SUPER COOL that she goes with you. I'd be in heaven if my daughter could go with me. :)

  3. Yay! I love that Miya is sewing with you. My five year old great niece sews with me too (she mostly cuts, draws, and plays with fabric at my sewing table, but she calls it sewing!)

    And I love Zippit zippers as well. I just finished a set of pouches yesterday using their zippers! (I'm going to go check out that pattern you used!)

  4. I've been ogling that arrow print. If it ever shows up at my LQS, I don't know that I'll be able to resist it in person! And how lucky to have found an alphabet print to use for Miya's name tag. I proudly display my MQG pin on my name tag too!

  5. A very productive week. Great work! I love Miya's name tag!

  6. Miya's name tag is so cute! I love it. And great job on the zipper pouch! Looks like you had a great week. :-)

  7. That name tag is fabulous, and so is the sheep hat. Too cute. Thanks for linking to TGIFF.

  8. Way to Go Miya and Julie! You both are so creative! Love the appliqued name tag Miya made, your sheep hat and zippered bag and the look of your scrapbook pages Julie!

  9. Great info on the metal zippers. Your pouch is adorable.


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