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...]

Timeless White Styling

While I love my cottage colours and pretty pastels, timeless whites are still my go-to for shabby chic decorating. Whites are timeless, simple, clean and easy to look at!     I have collected a lot of whites over the years. Everything from jugs, ironstone, vintage plates, serving … [Read more...]

5 tips for styling shelf vignettes

In my younger days… (before children), like a couple of decades ago, I worked as an interior designer and visual merchandiser. I got to work with lots of lovely home décor and furnishings every day, which was no hardship I can tell you. In that line of work, even though you have to be across all … [Read more...]

Free Printable Menu Planner

I first started using a menu planner when I became a stay at home mum 22 years ago. As a new mum, I needed less supermarket visits and more control over our weekly food budget, so at that time the weekly menu planner became essential. And let’s be honest, it also appealed to my list making … [Read more...]

DIY – Shabby Brown Paper Bag Pockets

Hey there, Come on in and pull up a seat. I thought you might like to sit awhile here in my creative space with me today. I’m working on a little ‘quickie’ craft project that might interest you too.     What I love about this kind of project is that you use what you have on hand. No … [Read more...]

Let’s have a chat about all things ‘shabby’

Hi shabbilicious friends, I always seem to be popping in with projects and DIY’s, so I thought I’d do a regular coffee and chat date with you here on the blog… You know, so I can keep you up to date on all the ‘little things’ that don’t warrant a post of their own, but still good to know. So grab … [Read more...]

How to make altered vintage aprons

Today we are going all granny chic… Although my inspiration for apron wearing comes from my grandmother, I’m pretty sure her aprons never looked anything like mine. My nan’s aprons were more the basic gingham variety with maybe a little simple pocket embroidery. Aprons of that era were generally … [Read more...]

My Grandmother’s Apron

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you’ll know of my love for the humble apron. My affection for aprons started young… way before it was even an ‘in thing’ to wear aprons and certainly at an age when my friends were not sharing the same devotion for such outer attire. I’m sure this … [Read more...]

DIY – Clock Face Coasters

Thank you for all the lovely comments on the free clock face pintables I shared with you HERE.  I love hearing about how you plan to use them. Several people have said they are making actual clocks with them and that sounds wonderful. I thought you might like to see what I’ve made with some … [Read more...]

DIY: 4 shabby & cottage clock faces

Hi there friends, I suspect you already know that I have a ‘thing’ for clocks and clock faces! I’m not sure why they appeal to me so much…. but my collection is quickly growing.     In fact, I’ve just added 4 new clock face designs to my own collection and I’m sharing them with you … [Read more...]