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...]

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...]