A Gift Guide for Crafters

Every year my family tell me I am so hard to buy for… And every year I say “No, I’m a crafter. There are a million things you could buy me”. Crafters are always happy to add to their stash… whether that be an item on their wish list or something they use all the time. We LOVE craft supplies!! … [Read more...]

8 DIY ‘shabbilicious’ Craft Storage Projects

I wanted to start off today with a big ‘welcome’ to the many new readers here at Shabby Art Boutique. I’ve noticed the numbers growing steadily over the past few months and I’m thrilled to have you join us. We’re mostly crafty friends here, so I thought I’d share some of my past DIY projects for … [Read more...]

It’s a little controversial… but it’s true!

Shh... Come a little closer… I’m going to share with you a trade secret. It’s something that a couple of big companies don’t want me to tell you.   As you know, I’ve worked in the art industry for 30+ years. I’ve worked in large art departments... small art boutiques... and had my own … [Read more...]

My shabby craft room ‘must haves’

I know that many of you are crafters, sewers or DIY’ers… So I have a question for you. What crafting tools can you not live without?     We all have our favourites… My two things are actually items I made a few years ago and are practical as well as pretty.   My first is my … [Read more...]

Shabbilicious Friday Link Party

Welcome to… This is the place we come to each week to share all that is ‘Shabbilicious’ This includes anything pretty like romantic cottage, farmhouse, shabby chic transformations, decorating & DIY, room reveals, vintage finds, French inspired loveliness, yummy recipes . . . or anything … [Read more...]

When you call my name…

Hello my ‘shabbilicious’ friends… Just popping in with a little SAB update.     It’s fast becoming one of those ‘crazy’ type weeks here… Which, in the scheme of things, is sort of becoming the norm around here these days. So with this crazy mixed up schedule of mine, creativity … [Read more...]

Where Bloggers Create 2014

Every year Karen from My Desert Cottage hosts the ‘Where Bloggers Create’  blog party tour… And this year I’m pleased to be joining in.     If you are new here at Shabby Art Boutique, thank you for visiting. I hope you’ll enjoy seeing where I create.     For the … [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...]

My [shabby] life…

Hello ‘shabbilicious’ friends, It’s been awhile since I’ve given you a craft room update, so I thought I’d give you a few sneak peeks today. I’m working on some bigger projects at the moment, so haven’t had a lot to share with you. On my desk at the moment is this gorgeous set of shabby fabrics … [Read more...]

Craft Room Tour–part 2

Hello my friends, Welcome to day 2 of having a little look around my creative space. Yesterday I shared my patchwork papered doors and my Tilda storage area.     I’ve been quite spoilt over the past 22 years to have had two large studio spaces, so last year when we moved to the … [Read more...]