Let the Christmas baking begin!

Shabby Art Boutique Cookie Exchange 1

Tis the season to be baking… Fa la la la la… la la la la. I’ve got my pretty apron on and I’m all set to start my Christmas baking.   I love to bake all year round, but really enjoy making delicious offerings during the Christmas season.   See my 2013 Wreath Sugar Cookie … [Read more...]

Shabbilicious Friday Link Party

Shabbilicious-Friday Christmas

Welcome to… This is the place we come to each week to share all that is ‘Shabbilicious’ and ‘Christmas’ too. This includes anything pretty like romantic cottage, farmhouse, shabby chic transformations, decorating & DIY, room reveals, vintage finds, French inspired loveliness, … [Read more...]

Handmade gifts… made with love!

Shabby Art Boutique - fabric covered diary tutorial

I’ve always been a lover of handmade gifts… Whether that be something made by my children at school… Or an intricate item made by a crafty friend.   It’s the love, time and thought that goes into those gifts that make them special.     I’m a little more time … [Read more...]

How to make Vintage Christmas Blocks

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I’ve always liked blocks… And I especially love Christmas blocks.     I think this block appreciation started when I was a small child. I had a set of 16 blocks that had a different picture on every face of the block… when turned over they could create 6 different fairy tale … [Read more...]

Creativity in bloom at Craftberry Bush

Shabby Art Boutique printed magazine

Thank you again for the amazing support of the latest Simply Shabbilicious magazine. If you haven’t yet had a chance to flick through the pages for Christmas inspiration, you can read it FREE online HERE. Or like me, pick up a printed or digital copy HERE.     I feel incredibly … [Read more...]

6 quick & easy Christmas home decorating projects

Shabby Art Boutique - 6 quick and easy home decorating projects

With just 37 sleeps until Christmas, I know many of you are now starting to work on some homemade Christmas décor. I’m always inspired by my creative friends and the incredibly clever ideas they come up with for putting homemade into the holidays. Today I’m sharing some of their quick and … [Read more...]

Shabbilicious Friday and Christmas Link party

Shabbilicious-Friday Christmas

Welcome to… This is the place we come to each week to share all that is ‘Shabbilicious’ and ‘Christmas’ too. This includes anything pretty like romantic cottage, farmhouse, shabby chic transformations, decorating & DIY, room reveals, vintage finds, French inspired loveliness, … [Read more...]

Creating a themed Christmas

Shabby Art Boutique - how to create a themed Christmas

I’ve got a question for you… Do you put up the same Christmas decorations each year or do you change it around from year to year?     I tend to be a ‘theme’ decorator…. That’s not to say that I go out and buy new Christmas decorations each year. I’ve been adding to my … [Read more...]

Simply Christmas Goes Sweetly Shabby!

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G’day to everyone from the Meares’ Madhouse in QLD, Australia, home of “Tag Along Teddies” patterns – where the bears just want to ‘tag-along’ home with you!     Having been a guest for Kerryanne’s “Simply Christmas” event a few years ago, I’m ‘beary’ … [Read more...]

Quick and easy–Tea Towel Apron

Shabby Art Boutique - Tea Towel Apron tutorial

Is it a tea towel… or is it an apron? It’s both!! We’ll just call it the Tea Towel Apron.     You already know I’m an apron wearing gal. I often stick a tea towel in my waistband for when I want to wipe my hands…. which is quite frequently when I’m baking. But the idea … [Read more...]