Handmade Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Card

I believe there is something very special about making and receiving handmade cards. Being able to craft an unique, one-of-a-kind greeting card is almost a gift in itself… and when it’s made with love, it is more meaningful to the recipient too. Given the choice, I’d always prefer to give … [Read more...]

Free Vintage Bird Postcard Printable

This week I’ve been working on creating a collection of postcards and greeting cards to build up my stockpile again. I like to have a box filled with cards, so when an occasion arises and I need to pop ‘a little something’ in the post, I can simply pull out a ready made card. There are some of … [Read more...]

Shabby Bunnies and Rose Printables

With Easter just around the corner, I got busy in the craft room this week making some sweet shabby tags. Bunnies and roses are perfect right throughout Spring, so these little sweeties could stay out all season.   I put them together on a free A4 printable sheet that you can … [Read more...]

Free Spring Watercolour Printable

Do you have a Spring or Easter colour palette? Even though it is actually Autumn here in Australia, it is still very warm where I live so I always use a Spring theme for Easter. I tend to layer…. whites and neutrals for furnishings and a mixture of pretty pastels for accessorising. Of … [Read more...]

Sweet Vintage Easter Tag

Are you changing up your decor for the new season? Although we are now feeling the first stirrings of Autumn, Easter to me is always Spring like with pretty flowers, nests and bunnies. I’m working on a project in the craft room today that includes this pretty tag that I … [Read more...]

Free Printable Gratitude Planner Page

For the past couple of years I’ve kept a gratitude journal. I’ve found it to be a fabulous place to document all the ‘little things’ that make each day positive. The journal helped me to focus on what really matters and even when life gets crazy or throws you a curve ball, finding even just … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Quick DIY – Christmas Wish List and Folder

I love super quick craft projects… and this one took just 10 minutes!! What I especially love is that it is so simple, yet something we all need… It’s a mini Christmas Wish List folder, that is small enough to tuck into your handbag or any other secret hiding spot.   I’ve already … [Read more...]