I Heart You

Hello friends, Gosh…. I’ve really missed you all during my ‘retreat’ and I’m so glad to be back now to my normal routine. Today I have a new project tutorial that incorporates all the things we love…. shabby fabrics, faux patchwork, plus it’s quick and easy! It’s a Hanging Heart Pocket.   … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Easy Faux Patchwork Pumpkin Coasters

Fall is definitely on the lighter, pastel side in my home this year. I’m still crushing over my fabric pumpkin trio and while there are still a few Tilda fabric remnants left, I’ll keep making pretty things out of the scraps. Today’s addition were super easy, faux patchwork fabric coasters…. in a … [Read more...]

How to make a faux patchwork coffee cosy

Dear COFFEE, I love you! I try to start the day with a Green Tea because it is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients and we know that is good for us… but the truth is, I really need my morning coffee to get me out of the starting gates. So, once I’ve sipped my green tea, I follow up quickly with … [Read more...]