Shabby Fall Projects Using Fabric Scraps

I was in my craft room today when I sat back for a moment and admired my shabby fall decor…. it looks so soft and pretty. Whilst I was daydreaming about shabbilicious pretties, it struck me that nearly all of my fall projects utilised just small pieces of fabric and were perfect for those … [Read more...]

DIY: Shoes for Blossom

It was never actually in my plans to make Blossom a pair of sweet little shoes. But I like those projects that take you by surprise… don’t you? So it happened that I was looking at gorgeous baby shoes online and then it struck me… what if I could make a shoe pattern that would fit Blossom’s … [Read more...]

DIY: How to Dress Your ‘look-a-like’ Maileg Rabbit

Let me introduce you to Blossom… She’s a Maileg Rabbit doppelganger….  sort of ‘same, same but different’. While Blossom looks like one of those adorable Scandinavian Maileg Rabbits, she is actually a homemade version, but I think she is still pretty cute! At 22 inches tall, Blossom is the … [Read more...]

How To Make a Maileg ‘look-a-like’ Rabbit

For a long while now, I’ve been absolutely smitten with all things Scandinavian. My love of GreenGate and Tilda has filled my blog posts for many years now and I know that many of you love it all too. There’s another gorgeous Scandi item I’ve been coveting… the Maileg Rabbit. They are not … [Read more...]

DIY – Pincushion Angel

Back in 2011 I designed this sweet pincushion angel for use in my Studio classroom. Everyone that visited my studio fell in love with her…. so in 2013, after many requests I decided to make the design into an E-pattern to sell in my Boutique. My little Pincushion Angel was a huge hit and … [Read more...]

DIY – Homemade Silk Flower Cards

Hello friends! I’ve been a little quiet online this past week, as I’m working on a really big project…. [squeal] I’m super excited to share it with you in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, I’m sharing another one of my greeting card crafts today. I love how these cards are more than just a card…. they … [Read more...]

Scrappy Fabric Flower Tags

Once or twice a year I get out my crafting supplies and make a large batch of handmade cards and tags, that will see me through the year. Last week I went to my card box to find a suitable card to send a friend and was horrified to find the box was empty. Soooo… this past week I’ve been making … [Read more...]

5 Last Minute Gifts for Creative Mothers

When I was growing up, my mum’s favourite Mother’s Day gifts were always the ones that I made…. (because, let’s face it, our mothers are always our biggest fans!!) It’s a tradition that has live on in our family and I still like to make my gifts and also receive handmade gifts from my … [Read more...]

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 … [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...]