A Maileg Look-a-like Mouse is in the House!

It’s no secret that I’m smitten with Scandinavian design… GreenGate, Tilda and Maileg are amongst my favourites. Australia is a whole world away from Denmark, so anything Maileg is both hard to get and very expensive… But I love the pure whimsy of their fabric toys, so I decided to set about … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]