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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

A Handmade Shabby Pastel Christmas

It’s that time of year again when crafters start planning and preparing for the Christmas season. The weeks are counting down now and I know personally, there are more handmade projects on my To-Do list than are even possible, but I’ll endeavour to make as many as I can. I’ve already started work … [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...]