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...]

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...]

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 … [Read more...]

Top 10 Handmade Projects of 2016

Welcome friends and Happy New Year!! I’m currently enjoying a short break, while I have my family visiting for the holidays. It’s the perfect time to relax, re-energise and prepare for 2017. Part of preparing for the year ahead is first looking at the year that was…. 2016 was full of handmade … [Read more...]

Faux Patchwork Christmas Coasters

Hello friends, Today’s project is another in my collection of faux patchwork pieces. These projects have proven really popular and I get why… they are super easy, use basic sewing skills and are a fabulous way to use up fabric scraps.   You told me you loved my pumpkin coasters … [Read more...]

10 Handmade Gift Tutorials

There’s nothing more personal than a handmade gift. One that has been lovingly made my hand… No two can ever be exactly the same… And each one as special as the person you are gifting it to.      Here amongst the pages of Shabby Art Boutique you’ll find many creative … [Read more...]

DIY – Aroma Stone for Essential Oils

At this time of year everyone enjoys a quick and easy DIY project... This one is not only inexpensive, but can be made within a matter of minutes, And has the added bonus of being suitable to give as a handmade gift.     I’ve long been a fan of using essential oils in my home... I … [Read more...]

Handmade Gifts – Shabby Christmas Kitchen Towel

Giving handmade gifts is truly a gift from the heart…. I think anyone who creates will agree. Quite often handmade is not the cheaper option in cost or time… But making something special for someone you love… well, that’s a priceless gift!     Today I’m sharing a quick … [Read more...]

Quick DIY – Christmas Wish List and Folder

I love super quick craft projects… and this one took just 10 minutes!! What I especially love is that it is so simple, yet something we all need… It’s a mini Christmas Wish List folder, that is small enough to tuck into your handbag or any other secret hiding spot.   I’ve already … [Read more...]

31 Handmade Christmas Ornaments

Last month I participated in the 31 Handmade Christmas Ornaments blog hop hosted by these fabulous ladies… An Extraordinary Day, Cupcakes and Crinoline, The Silly Pearl & Yesterday On Tuesday. It was such fun and the added bonus was 31 handmade ornament tutorials just in time for holiday … [Read more...]