How I Switched On My Creativity

2017 was a chaotic year for me…. selling a business, moving interstate, moving house, heaps of travelling…. and lots of new beginnings! It’s not surprising that I cart wheeled into the Christmas period feeling exhausted and creatively drained. So, I knew I needed a little something over the … [Read more...]

Best of 2017 Creative Projects from Shabby Art Boutique

Hello friends, I hope you’ve had a fabulous Christmas and holiday period. Traditionally, during this week between Christmas and New Year I like to reflect upon the year that was… taking time to review my creative projects and blog posts… and plan and prepare for the coming year. Today … [Read more...]

Every Tilda Pattern You Ever Wanted

Won’t you come with me into the magical handmade world of designer Tone Finnanger? Tone formed the Tilda brand in 1999 when she was just 25 years old. It is now well known for its whimsical, comical and naive characters in the form of animals and dolls, as well as beautiful collections of fabric … [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...]

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...]

New Spring Designs in my Shop

Over the weekend I added a couple of new spring designs to my Shabby Art Boutique Society6 shop. My bunny design was updated with a pretty floral garland and is perfect for Easter, as well as spring decorating.     There are so many different items to choose from at Society6; from a … [Read more...]

Printable Planner ‘Self Care’ Stickers

Hello friends, Yes it is ‘I’…. you may have wondered if I completely disconnected from the world, but I’m still here. I fully intended to pop in numerous times over the past couple of weeks, but I’ve been absorbed in my ‘creative bubble’ and indulging in self-care…. and then days have just got … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Victorian Ribbon Angel Ornament

You know how I really love vintage things for Christmas… Well, this year is no different. Today I’m sharing my first Christmas project of the season… A sweet Victorian Ribbon Angel ornament.   [Don’t forget to PIN] Once again, I’m joining the 31 Days of Handmade Christmas … [Read more...]