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...]

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...]

DIY: Shoes for Blossom

It was never actually in my plans to make Blossom a pair of sweet little shoes. But I like those projects that take you by surprise… don’t you? So it happened that I was looking at gorgeous baby shoes online and then it struck me… what if I could make a shoe pattern that would fit Blossom’s … [Read more...]

DIY: How to Dress Your ‘look-a-like’ Maileg Rabbit

Let me introduce you to Blossom… She’s a Maileg Rabbit doppelganger….  sort of ‘same, same but different’. While Blossom looks like one of those adorable Scandinavian Maileg Rabbits, she is actually a homemade version, but I think she is still pretty cute! At 22 inches tall, Blossom is the … [Read more...]

How To Make a Maileg ‘look-a-like’ Rabbit

For a long while now, I’ve been absolutely smitten with all things Scandinavian. My love of GreenGate and Tilda has filled my blog posts for many years now and I know that many of you love it all too. There’s another gorgeous Scandi item I’ve been coveting… the Maileg Rabbit. They are not … [Read more...]

DIY – Pincushion Angel

Back in 2011 I designed this sweet pincushion angel for use in my Studio classroom. Everyone that visited my studio fell in love with her…. so in 2013, after many requests I decided to make the design into an E-pattern to sell in my Boutique. My little Pincushion Angel was a huge hit and … [Read more...]

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...]