DIY Vintage Sewing Needle Book

I’ve made a lot of craft projects over the years, but there are a few that remain absolute favourites. Back in 2012 I designed and made this vintage look needle book. I still use it every week in my studio.   It appeals to me on many levels… it’s got a shabby, vintage time worn … [Read more...]

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...]

Homemade Hot Raspberry Jam Donuts

My hubby and I both love to cook, so menu planning and food prep is fun for us and something we enjoy doing together. For the most part we eat a healthy and unprocessed diet, but every now and then we feel the need to whip up something a little more decadent. Sooo… over the Easter break while … [Read more...]

Easiest Homemade Raspberry Jam

I’m preparing today for our Easter celebrations by making some of our family favourites. For one of the dishes I require raspberry jam and I’ve made my own using this super quick and easy recipe. It only required 3 ingredients and is made in the microwave, which makes cleaning up a … [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...]

250+ Creative Project Tutorials

Hello ‘shabbilicious’ friends! I’ve just returned from a trip away again and I’m relishing in the peace and quiet that precedes the school holidays. I know it won’t last, so this week I feel compelled to tick off as many of the items on my ‘To-Do’ list that I can. I feel so guilty that I’ve been … [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...]

Adding Cottage Elements for Easter

As we approach Easter, I like to add a few Easter and spring elements to my decorating. I have a box of Easter pretties that I add to each year.... white china bunnies, handmade tags, bunnies and fabric eggs etc. They are perfect for bringing a touch of Easter to the vignettes I already have … [Read more...]

Foxie Ladies

Here’s a peek at what’s on the work table in my craft room this week. Three gorgeous foxie ladies…     This pattern is of course a lovely Tilda pattern… But as you know, I suck at following patterns. I go off on tangents and like to add my own spin to things!     I … [Read more...]