How to make altered vintage aprons

Today we are going all granny chic… Although my inspiration for apron wearing comes from my grandmother, I’m pretty sure her aprons never looked anything like mine. My nan’s aprons were more the basic gingham variety with maybe a little simple pocket embroidery. Aprons of that era were generally … [Read more...]

Make it pretty!

Hey there shabbilicious friends, I hope you’ve had a fabulous weekend. I’m back today all inspired after having some much needed time in my craft room over the weekend. Getting my hands dirty and dipping into the craft supplies certainly gets my creative juices flowing!     I know … [Read more...]

Shabby mixed media art

Hello friends, I’ve been working on some mixed media prints for my new eBook… And enjoying creative time in my craft room.     I love the creative process of working with mixed media and thought maybe you’d like to see a glimpse of what I’ve been up to. No rules, no plans… just … [Read more...]

Project Planner Printable

I love days spent in my craft room… But not all of them are spent creating. Sometimes you have to clean up, plan ahead and restock… but that’s kind of fun too!!     I had one of those days yesterday… lots of tidying up and putting away. Don’t we all get a bit messy when we are … [Read more...]

Finding JOY in the JOURNEY

Sometimes you have to get your hands dirty… Splatter some paint around, Create with absolute abandonment, And trust the process…. to find the right path!     I started work on this canvas quite some time ago. I had an idea of where I was intending to go with it. I knew it was a … [Read more...]

2016 Planner… the next step

I’m putting together my annual planner this week. It’s the best way I know to get your life organised… whether that be for personal use, organising your home, blog and social media.     Yesterday I shared my vintage calendar as a free printable download HERE. I’m always surprised at … [Read more...]

Shabbilicious Beauty in Bloom

I’m feeling some hydrangea love today. We have many hydrangea bushes scattered around our gardens… In many different colours ranging from white, pink, greens, blue through to mauve.     One of the bushes has gorgeous ivory blooms, which are my favourite to pick and dry. The flower … [Read more...]

Reflecting on 2015…

I don’t know about you, but I become very reflective as the year draws to a close. Usually it is a mixture between “wow, where did the year go” and “I’m so ready for a new year and a fresh start”. Looking back over 2015, I’m actually quite pleased with my level of creativeness… That’s a good … [Read more...]

DIY – Flameless Candle Lanterns

Do you remember making paper lanterns at school when you were a kid? They were fun then… And just as much fun now with this adult version.     I spent time in the craftroom over the weekend and one of the first things I created with was the new Autumntree paper pad from Tilda. The … [Read more...]

How to make a bouquet of chocolate flowers

Hello shabbilicious friends… I’ve been away on a fabulous ‘secret’ adventure…. and I like adventures! This was a surprise 50th birthday party, but instead of the guests surprising the birthday girl, she surprised her guests.     I’m home now and sworn to secrecy, but while I can’t … [Read more...]