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...]

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...]

Victorian Ribbon Angel Ornament

You know how I really love vintage things for Christmas… Well, this year is no different. Today I’m sharing my first Christmas project of the season… A sweet Victorian Ribbon Angel ornament.   [Don’t forget to PIN] Once again, I’m joining the 31 Days of Handmade Christmas … [Read more...]

Easy faux patchwork frame for fall

You’ve all told me how much you enjoy these quick and easy faux patchwork projects, so here’s another one that will take less than an hour to whip up. …A faux patchwork frame for fall. Imagine all the possibilities!     Supplies: Fabric scraps, Iron on applique paper (I used … [Read more...]

Sometimes I fake it!

If you’ve been here for awhile you probably know that I’m just an old fashioned apron wearing girl…. down to earth and a ‘what you see is what you get’ type. So, it may surprise you to find out that sometimes… I fake it!! I know it’s hard to believe and I certainly didn’t set out to deceive … [Read more...]

12 Handmade Pincushion Ideas & Tutorials

If you sew, embroider, have visions of one day being able to sew….. or even just pretend to sew, then you probably have a pincushion! Pincushions just kind of go with needles and thread. Which brings me to an important question… how many pincushions are too many?     The answer is…. … [Read more...]

Care Packages

You know you are going to love a book when a friend recommends it with this… “OMG… this book made me think of you. You absolutely have to get it!!” So of course I did… and yes, I absolutely do love it. The book is the recently released Care Packages by Michelle Mackintosh.   Michelle … [Read more...]

From shabby scraps to shabbilicious garland

You know all those tiny scraps and off-cuts of pretty papers you have left over from craft projects… Don’t throw them out!! I have storage bags specifically for scraps… both paper and fabric.     It’s amazing what you can make using pretty leftovers. When I store the scraps I don’t … [Read more...]

DIY – Shabby Brown Paper Bag Pockets

Hey there, Come on in and pull up a seat. I thought you might like to sit awhile here in my creative space with me today. I’m working on a little ‘quickie’ craft project that might interest you too.     What I love about this kind of project is that you use what you have on hand. No … [Read more...]

Let’s have a chat about all things ‘shabby’

Hi shabbilicious friends, I always seem to be popping in with projects and DIY’s, so I thought I’d do a regular coffee and chat date with you here on the blog… You know, so I can keep you up to date on all the ‘little things’ that don’t warrant a post of their own, but still good to know. So grab … [Read more...]