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...]

Shabbilicious Sunday – Anke of Lelofee

Hello friends… it’s time for Shabbilicious Sunday. Each week in this series I share with you a visit to a home of one of our ‘shabbilicious’ friends. What could be better than to take a tour around their home, have a chat and get to know a little more about them. Today we are off to Germany to … [Read more...]

A Romantic Handmade Fall for bHome

Hello there, Come on in to my craft room where I’m romancing fall. This year I am totally smitten with little fabric pumpkins… and pretty fall colours. I’ve even moved away from my usual colour palette and have embraced the soft and muted shades of grey through to … [Read more...]

Fabric Mushrooms for Romantic Fall Decor

During autumn, we have a plethora of both toadstools and mushrooms popping up in the gardens around our home. We live in a rainforest, so the moist floor of the forest is littered with decomposing plant material, therefore providing a perfect environment for fungi to grow. In a place where we … [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...]