A Christmas filled with Shabbilicious DIY Projects

Hello friends, I was looking back at some older Christmas photos and projects this weekend and realised there’s quite a few that aren’t listed on my tutorials page. It’s funny how we sometimes forget about the decorating of previous years… or maybe all the Christmases have merged into one, but … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Handmade Projects for Creating a Spring Cottage

One of the things I love about Spring is how easy it is to brighten up your decor. As you know, I’m all about the neutral white background for decorating, which is the perfect backdrop for adding a splash of colour with accessories. So, I’ve grouped together a few of my handmade projects and … [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...]

Easy faux patchwork frame for fall

You’ve all told me how much you enjoy these quick and easy faux patchwork projects, so here’s another one that will take less than an hour to whip up. …A faux patchwork frame for fall. Imagine all the possibilities!     Supplies: Fabric scraps, Iron on applique paper (I used … [Read more...]