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...]

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...]

New Spring Designs in my Shop

Over the weekend I added a couple of new spring designs to my Shabby Art Boutique Society6 shop. My bunny design was updated with a pretty floral garland and is perfect for Easter, as well as spring decorating.     There are so many different items to choose from at Society6; from a … [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...]

Miss Foxie

Hello shabbilicious friends! Try as I might to get my blogging schedule back on track, it’s been so hit and miss of late. I’ve got lots of exciting things happening right now, which has had me travelling all over the place… but hopefully I’ll be staying put for a few weeks now and can share some of … [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...]