Reflecting on 2015…

I don’t know about you, but I become very reflective as the year draws to a close. Usually it is a mixture between “wow, where did the year go” and “I’m so ready for a new year and a fresh start”. Looking back over 2015, I’m actually quite pleased with my level of creativeness… That’s a good … [Read more...]

Sweet Christmas offerings…

Christmas is a season full of wonder and magic… And well known for excesses of culinary delights.     The week before Christmas is traditionally baking week in our family. Shortbreads, cookies, White Christmas, Cherry Brandy balls and so on… it’s been a busy day of baking. Another … [Read more...]

Baked with Love…

It’s that time of year when my thoughts turn to baking. Do you have special things that you only make at Christmas? We do… and I love that at Christmas we are a family that bakes together. Having everyone in the kitchen laughing and taste testing signifies that Christmas day is not far away… and … [Read more...]

Coming soon… Simply Christmas 2015

It’s that time of the year again… Can you believe this is the 6th year of Simply Christmas? [Please PIN and help spread the word]   If like me, you dream of an old fashioned Christmas, simply filled with homemade and home-baked, then you’ll love the line up I’ve got planned for November … [Read more...]

A ‘shabbilicious’ mix of old and new!

Hello June!! Officially the first day of winter here in Australia… Although, here where I live we haven’t seen any real cold weather yet.     Here’s a little recap of some of the shabbilicious projects we had here at Shabby Art Boutique in May… DIY Magnetic Pin Bowl, DIY French … [Read more...]

A dainty cream cake for Mother

Mother’s Day is traditionally a time when we fuss over our mums. It’s their special day to be spoilt and waited on. My husband requested his favourite cake for afternoon tea on Mother’s Day…. (anyone would think it was ‘Father’s Day’)… lucky they are one of my fav’s too!!     I … [Read more...]

Shabby Art Boutique Tutorials

If you love shabby chic… cottage or vintage style decorating… Shabby Art Boutique has 100+ tutorials, DIY’s, printables and freebies.     My ‘best of’ projects are catalogued on my TUTORIALS page.   It’s just been updated, so please feel free to pop over and click on the … [Read more...]

The food of love – Raspberry Cheesecake Bites

You know you are getting older when a Valentine’s gift is food… right! Or… perhaps I’m just old enough to know that the true route to a person’s heart is through their stomach!     Over the 30 years I’ve celebrated Valentine’s Day with my man, there’s been lots of roses, jewelry and … [Read more...]

A round up of 6 of the sweetest Valentines

It is the season of love… And it doesn’t matter how old you are, we all love a little romance. So won’t you join me today for a round up of 6 of the sweetest Valentine projects from my fabulous friends.     Now if you ask me, nothing says LOVE quite like chocolate, so be sure to … [Read more...]

Shabbilicious Friday link party

Welcome to…   This is the place we come to each week to share all that is ‘Shabbilicious’ This includes anything pretty like romantic cottage, farmhouse, shabby chic transformations, decorating & DIY, room reveals, vintage finds, French inspired loveliness, yummy recipes. . . or … [Read more...]