Embracing Change and New Beginnings

After the craziness that was 2016 and my period of retreat for the month of January, I’ve discovered a new ‘me’... or perhaps I’ve just entered a new season of life! My energy levels are soaring and my creativity has been renewed. Taking time to stop, b-r-e-a-t-h-e and listen to my soul whispers … [Read more...]

Shabbilicious Friday and Christmas Link Party #250

Welcome friends to… Shabbilicious Friday & Christmas Link Party Isn’t this a fun time of the year! Please feel free to link up your Christmas tours, decorating, recipes and crafting posts.     Thank you to all our lovelies who linked up their ‘shabbiliciousness’ this week … [Read more...]

Handmade Ornaments for a Shabby Christmas Tree

Hello friends… I’m so glad you all enjoyed my Christmas in the Craft Room tour. I really appreciated all your lovely comments and emails and I thought today I’d address one of the most asked questions….     Many people were intrigued with the gorgeous Christmas tree. It’s a 90cm … [Read more...]

Free 2017 Vintage Printable Calendar

Hello friends, I don’t know about you… but for me this year flew by far quicker than I'd have liked. As the last month of 2016 is almost upon us, I’ve been thinking about the New Year ahead. Already I’ve been making a few plans for 2017 and I know many of you are too, because I’ve already had … [Read more...]

Shabbilicious Friday Link Party #234

Hello… and welcome to the Shabbilicious Friday Link Party Come on in and be inspired… visit friends or share your own link-ups.   This is the place we come to each week to share all that is We love anything pretty like romantic cottage,shabby chic, vintage, farmhouse, prairie, … [Read more...]

Self Care Tips for Creatives

Hello Monday!! How was your weekend? Mine was truly fabulous… I had a ‘self care’ weekend and I’m facing up to the new week with renewed enthusiasm, vitality and a zest for creativity.     Do you remember to pamper… ‘YOU’? Everyone needs some special ‘me’ time, but I believe it is … [Read more...]

My Top 5 Stamping Tips

This is the shabby scraps card I made yesterday. It’s super easy, quick and cheap…. 3 of my favourite words!! I used the shabby scraps garland I shared a tutorial for yesterday.   This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. You can see my full disclosure here.   … [Read more...]

Bunny Love

There’s a sweet, shabbilicious bunny stealing my heart… She is popping up in all kinds of places!     A jug makes a fun hiding place….     Or maybe a GreenGate latte cup.     Bluebell is made from cotton muslin and I hand painted her with acrylic … [Read more...]

Art at Home (& a Giveaway)

As an artist, my home is naturally filled with a revolving door of art. Not all my own… I do like to buy art by other artists too, but I have to admit that it changes and gets moved around a lot!     I do try to keep a lot of it contained in my studio, but it spills out often… … [Read more...]

Happy New Year

As 2015 comes to a close… I’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all of you for your friendship, support and encouragement throughout the year.   [you are welcome to share this graphic]   For the next few days I’ll be spending time with my family. My … [Read more...]