October 14, 2016

My New Junk Girl Sewphie Zipperbutton

My female found object sculptures tend to reflect parts of my life even though I never consciously plan it. I look at my junk collections and use what jumps at me. My first girl Office Joy obviously got inspired by the fact that I’ve worked in offices for many years and it was certainly my love for baking that led to Abby Sugarbaker. As sewing is one of my favorite techniques to create something, it is not amazing that Sewphie Zipperbutton was born eventually.

Found Object Sculpture Seamstress by Vintage with Laces

Found Object Sculpture Seamstress by Vintage with Laces


Found Object Sculpture Seamstress by Vintage with Laces


Sewphie is a practical girl and likes to keep her sewing supplies and notions close by. She can grab a pin from her head, use her right arm to mark a pattern or take one of her sewing machine feet when she needs one. She always keeps some money in her coin purse head in case she comes across a piece of fabric she can’t resist. I’m sure the fabric lovers amongst you can relate. :)

Found Object Sculpture Seamstress by Vintage with Laces
  
I know that my friend Traude hopes for a romantic relationship among some of my junk characters. So far there is no couple in sight though. There had been some flirting between Abby and Popping-Eye Pete but they decided to be just friends. But who knows, maybe they are friends with benefits. I don’t know what’s going on at night. ;)

Sewphie will take a break from sewing to attend these great parties:

Party Junk at Funky Junk Interiors
Talk of the Town at Knick of Time
Sweet Inspiration Link Party at Kreativ K
A New Life at Rostrose
Sonntagsblatt at Raumseele

56 comments:

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh Julia this is just adorable. And a cute little name !~ I've been MIA for a few real "LIFE" issues that needed me. Hoping to start blogging and creating TODAY!! You made me smile with this extra cute creation. Enjoy a lovely weekend.

Junkchiccottage said...

This is the cutest Julia. Love the vintage change purse for her face and head. Just adorable.
You are so creative my friend.
This just made me smile.
Kris

Lululiz said...

you, my dear Julia, are absolutely amazing. I adore all your found object sculptures. They tell stories. Sewphie is a great addition to the circle of friends. They are all friends, aren't they? No hidden jelousies, no bad feelings?

Mellowood Gallery said...

This one is sew incredibly clever - WELL DONE!

Jill said...

I love your creations!!

ULKAU said...

Oh Julia, sie ist so wunderbar, bin ganz begeistert!
Morgen komme ich noch mal wieder mit Zeit. Lieben Gruß von Ulrike

denthe said...

omg, I love everything about her!! Her name, her head, her feet, the zipper at her dress, .... amazing! You are so creative. I love it that every single thing has something to do with sewing. Gorgeous work!

Marci said...

What a joy she is! Such a personality.

June said...

Oh Julia, your creativity knows absolutely no bounds my dear!!! I love Sewphie from the tips of her hair to the tips of her darling toes! I just can't get over how darling she is!!! And you cracked me up with 'not knowing what goes on at night' remark. You have such a sense of fun that I love about you, from the tip of YOUR head to the tips of YOUR toes!!!
sending much love.....

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Just when I thought your found object creations couldn't get any sweeter, along comes Sewphie Zipperbutton. I love everything about her! She's perfect from the top of her coin purse pin head to the bottom of her zipper foot feet. Amazing!!!

Annie said...

This is a most delightful stitching character! Of course being a sewer myself, I recognize and appreciate every body part and accessory she displays. The coin purse head with the pins sticking out is so incredibly clever. I think I have all the parts (including an antique coin purse) that I could almost make her a friend. LoL. She probably has enough friends. I just love her and your story about her and your other characters. What a fun make and a fun post.

Judy said...

Sewphie is CHARMING! You've created a girl whose personality shines through at first glance. I know I would love her! Julia, what a creative "maker" you are!

Michelle Leslie said...

Lol Julia, Sewphie is just gorgeous. I love everything about her. Her shy smile, her gorgeous hair (it looks like mine on my good hair days) and her shoes, OMW. Love her to bits.

Janet Ghio said...

She is fabulous!! I love her "feet".!

Little Vintage Cottage said...

O.M.G. I think I'm in love!! That's the cutest thing I've ever seen!!! Pinning!

Tania

Dorthe said...

She is gorgeous, dearest Julia, so wonderful with her coin purse head, and all the sewing notions, just by hand !! Love all you used, to create her, to be one of a kind, and so cute with her green eyes, taking notise, of every possible sewing adventure !!
Wonderful how you also created her own little world :-) around her .
Have a lovely weekend, sweetie, I hope you are fine !!!
Love and hugs to you, friend !!
Dorthe

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Sie ist einfach nur GENIAL! Ich bin verliebt in diese tolle Kreation Julia!
Ein schönes Wochenende wünsche ich Dir!
Liebe Grüße
Susi

ULKAU said...

Julia, du bist einfach eine Meisterin der Recycling-Skulpturen!
Eben habe ich mir alle Freunde und Freundinnen von Sewphie Zipperbutton noch einmal angesehen... sie verdienen alle einen 2. Blick!
Deine neues, feines Mädchen ist mir so vertraut, findet sich doch sämtlich von dir verwendetes Material auch bei mir, einschließlich eines ähnlichen Ledertäschchens ... doch niemals käme ich auf die Idee, so eine lustige Person zu schaffen.
Das machst du unschlagbar wunderbar!
Ganz lieben Gruß von Ulrike

Katrin@kreativk.net said...

Julia, Sewphie is beautiful and you are a genius! I can't get over how much detail you put into her and how amazing she turned out! You are such an inspiration, friend!!!

Rostrose said...

Ach Julia!
Allein schon diese (Nähmaschinen-)Füßchen! Entzückender geht's doch kaum! Und eine alte Geldbörse als Kopf! Das "Saumrad" oder wie das Ding heißt, als einer von zwei Armen. Zippnase, Zwirnspulen, Fingerhuthals...- die Gegenstände, die du als "Körperteile" oder Kleidung für deine Figuren auswählst, sind allein schon ganz ganz großes Kino! Und ja, ich wünsche mir wirklich, dass es mal nicht nur über Freundschft, sondern auch über eine Lovestory zu berichten gibt. (Vielleicht sogar mit Familiengründung: Stell dir bloß mal den Nachwuchs vor ;o)))))
Ich danke dir auf jeden Fall sehr, dass du die bezaubernde Sewphie bei ANL verlinkt hast! Und danke auch für deinen Kommentar dazu - bei euch merkt man wenigstens, wie kostbar und nicht immer verfügbar Wasser ist... hier in Ö haben irgendwie alle das Gefühl, es kann nix passieren... Sehr trügerisch, dieser Gedanke...
Ganz herzliche Rostrosen-Wochenendgrüße samt Fellchenkraulern und Pfötchenwinkern,
Traude

Schulz Family said...

that is just so amazing

Jeanie said...

Oh Julia! She is fabulous -- so very imaginative and creative. I especially love her sewing machine feet but every little detail shows such inspiration and joy. You must be pleased with this one -- I hope you are, for she is worthy of praise. Very nice!

Barbara Casillas said...

So clever that she is made entirely from sewing notions (except for the change purse, but that is so cute too). I really love the tiny bolt of fabric she is holding.

Katrin said...

Wirklich so traumhaft !
Hab ich eh bereits im Sonntagsblatt angemerkt!...;-)
Schön, dass ich mit meiner "schwarz - Welle" nicht alleine bin;-)! Dein Kasten wird sicher super superschön!! Und ich bin mir ganz sicher, du findest passende Griffe:-)!!!
Ich hab mir auch einen Wandstreifen in der Küche mit Tafelfarbe gestrichen - teilweise magnetfarbe drunter. Das sieht jetzt mit den ganzen Botschaften recht cool aus;-)
Ich wünsch dir eine tolle Woche! Und ich gratulier dir herzlich zu deinen tollen kreativen Sachen! Ich lieieiebe es ja auch so sehr "zu produzieren", mir fehlt nur leider, leider noch der passende Arbeitsplatz dazu!:-(

Ganz herzliche Grüße
Katrin

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Oh she's just spectacular Julia. I love the sewing foot fee and the pin hair. Marvelous sculptural piece. xox

Poppy said...

Well! Wonderful to meet you, Sewphie!(I love your name!).It is very much apparent that you once worked in an office, since your apparel is polished and impeccable. You are well equipped, I see, and ready for the slightest wardrobe malfunction, whatever that may be. Do tell me where you shop? Your designer has custom created a most delightful dress and it complements your figure beautifully!

Happy fall fashion finds!

xo
Poppy

white and vintage said...

Liebe Julia,
ich bin immer wieder überrascht, wie kreativ du bist. Deine Sewphie ist sooo hübsch geworden. Ganz toll gemacht.
Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Abend,
Christine

johanna said...

deine Sewphie Zipperbutton ist ja wirklich der hammer! so viele liebevolle Details...
vielen dank für deinen blogkommentar - jetzt muss ich mich mal bei dir genauer umschauen...
liebe grüße, johanna

sheila 77 said...

Sewphie is so mega wonderful I don't know where to start. I've been looking at her for well over five minutes, maybe ten. She has such a lovely kind face and a pretty ornamental hair style (or hat?). How cleverly you have used each item to make her. I love her rolls of fabric too, and I can see she is clutching one roll in a determined fashion. And her feet!!!
I can see she might be popular with the other characters as she looks so friendly and interested in life.

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

Julia you are such a gem, as is your Sewphie, love the play on the w words. There is so much attention to detail here and that is what makes her so special. Her cute little feet, the purse she is holding and all these things created from objects that we normally find in sewing machines or in sewing boxes. She truly is a gem!

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

This is SERIOUSLY cute Julia!! I love her...and all of your sweet "friends". Laurel

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Julia, What a treat to be introduced to Sewphie. She has the sweetest smile and I am sure she has the kindest heart with maybe just a wee dash of mischief in her eyes.
I am in awe of you. Not only do you combine the various elements in such a genius way but I love that you bring such character and personality to your junk people. I forget they are not real people!
I think we want their to be romance somewhere because the thought of some baby junk people - that is just too adorable!
Wishes
Lynne

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage said...

Julia, you never cease to amaze me. I absolutely love Sewphie! Your attention to the details is what really makes your junk people come to life, and the wonderful Sewphie is no exception. I can't say enough about how amazingly talented you are. I simply adore her and I always look forward to seeing what you'll be creating next. So much fun!

The Inside Stori said...

Beyond fabulous.....I LOVE repurposed items and this one is just so clever!

Mond said...

Großartig!!
Liebe Grüße, Mond

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Julia, only you could manage to bring me back to my sewing days with FOND memories in mind! :) This gal is a beauty! Featured you this weekend's DIY Salvaged Junk 350. Thanks for linking up!

Marie Symeou said...

This is amazing!

Thanks for visiting our blog :)

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Rindlisbacher Simone said...

Liebe Julia,
Sewphie ist genial!
Mein grosses Kompliment für dein lustiges Nähmädchen (und auch am Namen habe ich grossen Gefallen ;-)).
Herzliche Grüsse Simone

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What an amazing creation :) I love it!!

I hope you have a good Halloween :)

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Julia,

Wonderful! Sewphie is the cutest and love everything about her from the sweet smile to all her design elements and notions.
You are so creative and love to see what you make.
Happy new week
Hugs
Carolyn

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

My friend you are just so freakin' creative!!!! Love her!!! xoxo Marsha

The Vintage Vixen said...

So adorable & creative!!! And what a great use of so many different sewu=ing parts!!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG she is adorable...I love her face and her feet are so creative. Sewphie is styling!

Carol

Linda said...

This is fantastic! I love everything about her!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Oh my goodness she is just the most clever and amazing girl EVER! I cannot get over all the detail. Beautiful work!

Mi Schra said...

Sewphie is just the cutest gal I've ever seen!! ♥ What a wonderful creative idea. I just love her!
Hugs,
Michelle ♥

Gaby Bee said...

Deine Ideen möchte ich haben! Deine Recycling-Figuren sind wirklich genial, Julia! Mrs. Sewphie Zipperbutton ist wieder ein echter Hingucker. Besonderd gut gefallen mir ihre Füße :)

ganz Liebe Grüße,
Gaby

handmade by amalia said...

I'm behind with my blog reading but finally stopped by to see this fabulous girl.
Amalia
xo

Curtains in My Tree said...


That is the greatest creation I have seen on any blog
Love her
She would love to live in my studio

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hello my dear Julia,
your Miss Sewphie Zipperbutton is absolutely adorable. Love everything about here:)
You, my friend are just genius!
Have a lovely weekend.
Sending hugs and love,
Marie

Gaby Bee said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Julia!!! Thanks for all your creativity and inspiration through the year.

Hugs,
Gaby

Draffin Bears said...

Merry Christmas dear Julia and happy holidays, to you and your family.
Thank you for your kind visit and friendship.
Sending love, hugs and best wishes
Carolyn

white and vintage said...

Liebe Julia,
Ich wünsche dir auch ein zauberhaftes Weihnachtsfest im Kreise deiner Lieben!
Ganz liebe Grüße,
Christine

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Ein frohes Neues Jahr liebe Julia!
Ich hoffe Dir geht es gut und ich würde mich riesig freuen bald wieder was von Deinen genialen Werken hier bewundern zu dürfen!
Bussi
Susi

Tammy said...

Oh my goodness! She is absolutely adorable. I love every single detail. Especially the little fabric tucked under her arm. Just precious! Happy New Year, Julia. Hope you have a wonderfully creative year. And that you'll post a little more often to your blog. It's been a while. Best wishes, Tammy

Thelma Findlay said...

Miss Sewphie Zipperbutton is gorgeous!