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...]

12 Handmade Pincushion Ideas & Tutorials

If you sew, embroider, have visions of one day being able to sew….. or even just pretend to sew, then you probably have a pincushion! Pincushions just kind of go with needles and thread. Which brings me to an important question… how many pincushions are too many?     The answer is…. … [Read more...]

10 Beautiful Doily Craft Projects To Make

The humble crochet doily has come out of moth balls and made its way from ornamental mat to a multitude of modern day uses…. Many of which would probably shock our grandmothers!! [Pin for later]   If like me, you are shabby at heart and would gladly spend a thrifting day scouring through … [Read more...]

Care Packages

You know you are going to love a book when a friend recommends it with this… “OMG… this book made me think of you. You absolutely have to get it!!” So of course I did… and yes, I absolutely do love it. The book is the recently released Care Packages by Michelle Mackintosh.   Michelle … [Read more...]

DIY: Cottage Style Faux Patchwork Trivet

Today I’m sharing an easy and very practical project… a fabric trivet. This is something we all need, but this one is perhaps a little different to others you’ve seen. It’s a faux patchwork trivet that you can whip up in about 30 minutes.   This post contains affiliate links for your … [Read more...]

DIY: Scented Shower Steamers

You know that I love making a handmade home. Not only is it fun to make your own products, but it is also reassuring these days to know exactly what ingredients have been used. Sooo…. following on from my tips for ‘self care’ that I shared last week, I thought today I’d share a recipe for the … [Read more...]

Sew Pretty Homestyle

I still remember the very first time I flicked through a ‘Tilda’ book. It was Sew Pretty Homestyle, which I think may have been Tone Finnangers first Tilda book. One of my students, a gorgeous English lass that was new to the class, brought the Tilda book to art class with her one night. … [Read more...]

From shabby scraps to shabbilicious garland

You know all those tiny scraps and off-cuts of pretty papers you have left over from craft projects… Don’t throw them out!! I have storage bags specifically for scraps… both paper and fabric.     It’s amazing what you can make using pretty leftovers. When I store the scraps I don’t … [Read more...]