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...]

Finding JOY in the JOURNEY

Sometimes you have to get your hands dirty… Splatter some paint around, Create with absolute abandonment, And trust the process…. to find the right path!     I started work on this canvas quite some time ago. I had an idea of where I was intending to go with it. I knew it was a … [Read more...]

DIY French Sign Printable

During a recent craft room clean up, I found a box of goodies that was left over from when I was doing markets a couple of years ago. There were just a few pieces… like this little French sign. These were always good sellers and so perfect to pop in amongst a pretty shabby vignette.   … [Read more...]

‘Bunny Love’ homewares

Throughout the week I’ll be adding some new stock to my Boutique shop. The first of these items is the ‘Bunny Love’ range, which is available now.     This sweet little bunny is one of my original artworks, painted with acrylics and watercolours on watercolour paper. I’ve given it … [Read more...]

A ‘Shabbilicious’ Christmas

These days Christmas themes come in all kinds of colours… And styles… from traditional to modern, vintage to…         You might recognize this little guy… he’s been around before in a different guise. In our home, we like to have a Santa and stockings, so one of my … [Read more...]

How to make a vintage embroidery floss organiser

Sewers are always coming up with new ways to store their embroidery floss. I’ve seen a variety of cards, plastic holders and novelty items that you can attach your floss to. But I wanted something that reflected my style and taste…. Something a little more… vintage.     First came … [Read more...]

Shabby twine holders

Sometimes others don’t share our visions. Well… that would be quite often if you lived in my house. I seem to be the only visionary with a creative edge…[sigh].     Like this for example… I see two empty tomato cans waiting to go out to the recycle bin and I say…. “I could … [Read more...]

Shabby Snuggle Bunny

For every mother there comes a time when you have to let your babies fly the nest. It’s a bitter sweet moment. On the one hand…. you want them to explore the world and become independent adults…your job is done! But on the other hand… you worry that they are not yet fully capable and ready to be … [Read more...]

The Craftermath!!

I have a confession… I’ve been very naughty!! But before I confess, I need to back track this story a bit to bring you up to speed.     Life here at the Resort has been incredibly chaotic for the past few weeks, with school holidays, Easter and Anzac Day all falling in the same two … [Read more...]

Bunny love…

For several weeks a pair of calico bunnies sat lifeless on my studio desk. Their arms and legs were unattached… Their ears lay limp and crumpled.     Then finally I had some free time to make then whole… But try as I might, I never seem able to follow someone else’s pattern. … [Read more...]