July to December Printable Vintage Calendar

Hello ‘shabbilicious’ friends! Can you believe that we are now halfway through 2017? I honestly do not know where that first half of the year went and frankly…. it’s a bit scary.   I’ve had a lot going on this past couple of weeks and would have been totally lost without my calendar … [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...]

Free Vintage Bird Postcard Printable

This week I’ve been working on creating a collection of postcards and greeting cards to build up my stockpile again. I like to have a box filled with cards, so when an occasion arises and I need to pop ‘a little something’ in the post, I can simply pull out a ready made card. There are some of … [Read more...]

Free Printable Gratitude Planner Page

For the past couple of years I’ve kept a gratitude journal. I’ve found it to be a fabulous place to document all the ‘little things’ that make each day positive. The journal helped me to focus on what really matters and even when life gets crazy or throws you a curve ball, finding even just … [Read more...]

Shabbilicious Sunday at Fox Hollow Cottage

Welcome to Shabbilicious Sunday. It’s the day we take a relaxing stroll through one of our shabbilicious friends homes. Today we are visiting Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage in the Pacific Northwest, US, so grab a coffee and let’s wander over…     Shannon describes herself as a … [Read more...]

Shabbilicious Sunday with Chateau Chic

Welcome to Shabbilicious Sunday!! Today, Mary Alice of Chateau Chic has opened the doors of her 1850’s cottage so we can take a wander around. As we meander through her cottage rooms, be sure to check out all her fabulous collections, which include everything vintage French, white ironstone, … [Read more...]

Timeless White Styling

While I love my cottage colours and pretty pastels, timeless whites are still my go-to for shabby chic decorating. Whites are timeless, simple, clean and easy to look at!     I have collected a lot of whites over the years. Everything from jugs, ironstone, vintage plates, serving … [Read more...]

Free Printable Menu Planner

I first started using a menu planner when I became a stay at home mum 22 years ago. As a new mum, I needed less supermarket visits and more control over our weekly food budget, so at that time the weekly menu planner became essential. And let’s be honest, it also appealed to my list making … [Read more...]

Free Printable Vintage Recipe Cards

I remember a time when recipes were all hand written. A time when my mother and grandmothers had a book or recipe box that contained many pieces of folded up paper… all with the familiar handwritten recipes. Some were stained yellow with age… some had fading handwriting… and others had various … [Read more...]