2017… Word Of The Year

Hello friends... and a big hello to 2017. I hope you’ve bounced into the New Year with a refreshed vigour. After a short blog break over the Christmas/New Year period, I’m back today and sharing my 2017 word of the year.     I’ve been on what I guess you’d call a bit of a ‘retreat’ … [Read more...]

Top 10 Handmade Projects of 2016

Welcome friends and Happy New Year!! I’m currently enjoying a short break, while I have my family visiting for the holidays. It’s the perfect time to relax, re-energise and prepare for 2017. Part of preparing for the year ahead is first looking at the year that was…. 2016 was full of handmade … [Read more...]

Shabbilicious Friday & Christmas Link Party #251

Merry Christmas my ‘shabbilicious’ friends!   Please come on in and join us for the last 2016 Shabbilicious Friday & Christmas Link Party Isn’t this a fun time of the year! Please feel free to link up your Christmas tours, decorating, recipes and crafting posts. Thank you to … [Read more...]

Shabbilicious Friday and Christmas Link Party #250

Welcome friends to… Shabbilicious Friday & Christmas Link Party Isn’t this a fun time of the year! Please feel free to link up your Christmas tours, decorating, recipes and crafting posts.     Thank you to all our lovelies who linked up their ‘shabbiliciousness’ this week … [Read more...]

A Gift Guide for Crafters

Every year my family tell me I am so hard to buy for… And every year I say “No, I’m a crafter. There are a million things you could buy me”. Crafters are always happy to add to their stash… whether that be an item on their wish list or something they use all the time. We LOVE craft supplies!! … [Read more...]

Handmade Christmas Gift Wrapping

Hello friends, With just 2 weeks until Christmas, the countdown is definitely now on. I’m feeling fairly relaxed and ready… with just last minute things like baking left to do before family start arriving next week. Over the weekend I wrapped my gifts and today I thought I’d share a few of my … [Read more...]

Shabbilicious Friday & Christmas Link Party #249

Happy Friday my friends and welcome to… Shabbilicious Friday & Christmas Link Party We welcome all your Christmas tour, decorating and crafting posts… plus all our usual shabby, cottage, vintage and farmhouse gorgeousness! This week on Shabby Art Boutique I shared a tour of my holiday … [Read more...]

Faux Patchwork Christmas Coasters

Hello friends, Today’s project is another in my collection of faux patchwork pieces. These projects have proven really popular and I get why… they are super easy, use basic sewing skills and are a fabulous way to use up fabric scraps.     You told me you loved my pumpkin coasters … [Read more...]

Handmade Ornaments for a Shabby Christmas Tree

Hello friends… I’m so glad you all enjoyed my Christmas in the Craft Room tour. I really appreciated all your lovely comments and emails and I thought today I’d address one of the most asked questions….     Many people were intrigued with the gorgeous Christmas tree. It’s a 90cm … [Read more...]

Shabbilicious Sunday… A Christmas Mantel

Welcome to Shabbilicious Sunday. Each week in this series I share with you a visit to a home of one of our ‘shabbilicious’ friends…. I hope you are enjoying this series as much as I am. I believe a mantel provides a lovely focus point in a room and is ideal for setting the theme for your … [Read more...]