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...]

Free Printable for Autumn and Fall

I get excited about creating Autumn/Fall decor. Maybe it is because I live in a climate that doesn’t really have a big change between seasons… so I miss out on the leaves changing colour and the kaleidoscope of changing scenery. Or, perhaps it is because I enjoy working with the subdued pastel … [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...]

A New Studio To Create In

You may have noticed that it’s been a little quiet here on Shabby Art Boutique for the past few weeks and that’s because I’ve been working on a big project that hasn’t left much time for anything else. I’ve been waiting to share our secret project with you.... So… we recently sold our … [Read more...]

5 Last Minute Gifts for Creative Mothers

When I was growing up, my mum’s favourite Mother’s Day gifts were always the ones that I made…. (because, let’s face it, our mothers are always our biggest fans!!) It’s a tradition that has live on in our family and I still like to make my gifts and also receive handmade gifts from my … [Read more...]

Shabby Bunnies and Rose Printables

With Easter just around the corner, I got busy in the craft room this week making some sweet shabby tags. Bunnies and roses are perfect right throughout Spring, so these little sweeties could stay out all season.   I put them together on a free A4 printable sheet that you can … [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 Christmas designs in my Society6 shop

Hello shabbilicious friends, Over the weekend I uploaded some new Christmas designs to my Society 6 shop. It’s looking very much like a shabby, cottage Christmas! This year I didn’t purchase any Christmas items from GreenGate… mainly because last year the shipment arrived so close to Christmas. … [Read more...]

A Handmade Shabby Pastel Christmas

It’s that time of year again when crafters start planning and preparing for the Christmas season. The weeks are counting down now and I know personally, there are more handmade projects on my To-Do list than are even possible, but I’ll endeavour to make as many as I can. I’ve already started work … [Read more...]

Free Fall Watercolor Printable

Hi everyone, Just popping in with a quick post and a free printable for you today. I’ve been busy working in my craft room the past few days…. which makes me very happy!     I’m working on a couple of projects for my Society 6 Store, but took a break today and had a play with some … [Read more...]