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...]

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...]

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...]

A Handmade Home for the Holidays

There’s no place I’d rather be for the holidays than at home. I’m such a homebody and I love that this year my family will all be here too. It will be a little crowded, but I love that we can all hang out in the kitchen baking, laughing and doing normal everyday family things…. together! I … [Read more...]

Shabbilicious Sunday

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. There is so much inspiration around at Christmas, so rather than visiting just one home, I’m currently gathering … [Read more...]

How to shop handmade this Christmas

I think by now you know that I’m passionate about handmade. Even though I’m a crafter, I don’t have time to make everything on my list, so when I shop I try where possible to buy handmade. It not only supports small business, but it supports an artist… someone who creates through passion. Each … [Read more...]

10 Handmade Gift Tutorials

There’s nothing more personal than a handmade gift. One that has been lovingly made my hand… No two can ever be exactly the same… And each one as special as the person you are gifting it to.      Here amongst the pages of Shabby Art Boutique you’ll find many creative … [Read more...]

DIY – Aroma Stone for Essential Oils

At this time of year everyone enjoys a quick and easy DIY project... This one is not only inexpensive, but can be made within a matter of minutes, And has the added bonus of being suitable to give as a handmade gift.     I’ve long been a fan of using essential oils in my home... I … [Read more...]

Handmade Gifts – Shabby Christmas Kitchen Towel

Giving handmade gifts is truly a gift from the heart…. I think anyone who creates will agree. Quite often handmade is not the cheaper option in cost or time… But making something special for someone you love… well, that’s a priceless gift!     Today I’m sharing a quick … [Read more...]