I think the end of the year is a time for reflection for many people…
As one year ends… and a new one begins.
A lot of different things happened at Shabby Art Boutique this past year.
Probably the biggest challenge and the most rewarding was the magazine
Producing it has fulfilled one of my long held dreams and it has been a wonderful adventure that will continue on into 2014.
You can read past issues and find out how to download and purchase printed copies of Simply Shabbilicious magazine on my Magazine page.
On the creative front…. there were new pattern designs released in my Boutique…
Early in the year there was lots of thrifting and transformations…
And pretty things to sell.
Here on the blog we had lots of fun tutorials to help you put the homemade and home baked back into everyday living.
Check out some of the recipes, homemade beauty and cleaning products and crafting projects on my Tutorials page.
Each week we came together to celebrate all that is ‘shabbiliciously gorgeous’ with the boutique style ‘Shabbilicious Friday’ link party.
There were amazing people to meet, gorgeous homes to explore, a plethora or room make-overs and furniture transformations. Throw in yummy recipes, beautiful vintage finds and amazing crafting projects and we ended up with a delightful community of ‘Shabbilicious’ friends.
I’m grateful for everyone of you.
I treat life as an adventure and believe that everything that happens is for a reason… it’s our journey…. And what a wonderful journey it is!
Sometimes you just have to follow your dreams wherever they take you…. even if it is a bit scary.
While I don’t recommend anyone sell a home, pack and move in a 3 week period…. we did in July and we survived, (although quite sleep deprived).
Our 2013 adventures included the purchase of a new business ~ Shelly Beach Resort, where we now live and work.
It’s a completely new and challenging way of life and still blows our minds everyday. There’s never a dull moment and I’m sure there’s a book waiting to be written about the many characters that come through our doors. I think that novel would have all the prerequisites of a best seller…. romance, family drama, scandal and intrigue.
Perhaps that’s a project for another time!
Meanwhile, I have lots of new and exciting Shabby Art Boutique projects already lined up for 2014… new designs, finished items for sale, new issues of the magazine, new Tilda stock….. I can’t wait for your to see all the pretty new things… and all our regular favourites too.
Happy New Year my friends,
Hugs ~ Kerryanne