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...]

Free printable Christmas Wrap Paper and Tags

Hello friends, I’ve been away for the past week visiting one of my daughters. As she can’t make it home for Christmas this year, we had an early Christmas get-together at her home in North Queensland. Now that I’m back home and we are quickly sliding into the last 2 weeks before Christmas, I’m … [Read more...]

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...]

Handmade Truffles That Will Delight Everyone

One of my favourite aspects of Christmas is this universal need to ‘catch up before Christmas’…. and all that it entails with lots of eating, casual dining, end of year parties, eating, drinks, more eating. It truly is the ‘silly season’, but oh what fun it all is. I love to bake at … [Read more...]

The Handmade Deer Are Gathering

Hello friends, Since I shared my Reindeer trio on my bHome for the Holidays post last week, I’ve had so many people enquiring about them. They’re certainly fun and a whole lot of cute…. so let me tell you about this handmade gathering of deer.   [This post contains affiliate … [Read more...]

Putting Homemade Back Into The Holidays

Christmas is a season filled with fond memories…. from family traditions to picking a tree, singing carols, visiting family and even the familiar aroma of baking Christmas cookies. I believe it is these wonderful childhood memories that keeps the Christmas spirit in our hearts for evermore. I … [Read more...]

Handmade Vintage Angel Christmas Ornament

Making handmade Christmas ornaments is like adding a little bit of your heart to the Christmas tree… And I like being able to make something that is original, one-of-a-kind and uniquely ‘me’. Handmade Christmas ornaments also make great gift tags too, so this is a project that does double … [Read more...]

Free Vintage Fall Printable to Download

Hello shabbilicious friends, I had planed to share a fall sewing project with you today, but it’s unfortunately been ‘one of those’ days! One by one we’ve all succumbed to the flu in our household, dragging out for about 6 weeks now. Just when I thought I had dodged the dreaded lurgy, I woke … [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...]

How to Paint Shabby Fall Owls

Personally, I feel owls fit in perfectly with fall and winter decor. Although I have mine out all year round, I do tend to make a feature of them more in the cooler months. This year they are sitting in the hydrangea corner in a show of soft mauves, greys and greens. Today I’m sharing a … [Read more...]