Shabbilicious Sunday – A Danish Cottage

Welcome to Shabbilicious Sunday! Today we are heading to Denmark, where my friend Susi Rydahl has invited us in for a tour of her beautiful pastel cottage home.     Susi’s popular blog, Sommerhusliv Hele Aaret, translates in English to Cottage Life Throughout the Year and her home … [Read more...]

DIY– Shabby Fabric Pumpkins

With pumpkin season almost upon us, it’s time to start crafting. Pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes… but my favourite ones are a tad shabby and of course, are the homemade variety. Today I am sharing how to make this sweet little pumpkin trio, but I warn you… these shabby little gems are the … [Read more...]

Shabbilicious Sunday at Fox Hollow Cottage

Welcome to Shabbilicious Sunday. It’s the day we take a relaxing stroll through one of our shabbilicious friends homes. Today we are visiting Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage in the Pacific Northwest, US, so grab a coffee and let’s wander over…     Shannon describes herself as a … [Read more...]

New in the shop… Pink Peonies & Roses

Today I have added lots of new things to my Society 6 store and I will continue to add more items over the next week. The first two designs, ‘Pink Peonies’ and ‘Peonies and Roses’ have a lovely shabby and romantic feel to them. They are very feminine and perfect for the shabby at heart girl. For … [Read more...]

DIY: Cottage Style Faux Patchwork Trivet

Today I’m sharing an easy and very practical project… a fabric trivet. This is something we all need, but this one is perhaps a little different to others you’ve seen. It’s a faux patchwork trivet that you can whip up in about 30 minutes.   This post contains affiliate links for … [Read more...]

From shabby scraps to shabbilicious garland

You know all those tiny scraps and off-cuts of pretty papers you have left over from craft projects… Don’t throw them out!! I have storage bags specifically for scraps… both paper and fabric.     It’s amazing what you can make using pretty leftovers. When I store the scraps I don’t … [Read more...]

Timeless White Styling

While I love my cottage colours and pretty pastels, timeless whites are still my go-to for shabby chic decorating. Whites are timeless, simple, clean and easy to look at!     I have collected a lot of whites over the years. Everything from jugs, ironstone, vintage plates, serving … [Read more...]

5 tips for styling shelf vignettes

In my younger days… (before children), like a couple of decades ago, I worked as an interior designer and visual merchandiser. I got to work with lots of lovely home décor and furnishings every day, which was no hardship I can tell you. In that line of work, even though you have to be across all … [Read more...]

Free Printable Menu Planner

I first started using a menu planner when I became a stay at home mum 22 years ago. As a new mum, I needed less supermarket visits and more control over our weekly food budget, so at that time the weekly menu planner became essential. And let’s be honest, it also appealed to my list making … [Read more...]

DIY – Shabby Brown Paper Bag Pockets

Hey there, Come on in and pull up a seat. I thought you might like to sit awhile here in my creative space with me today. I’m working on a little ‘quickie’ craft project that might interest you too.     What I love about this kind of project is that you use what you have on hand. No … [Read more...]